Functional Behavior Assessment(FBA) Methods

Did you know a functional behavior assessment (FBA) helps with learning the reason/function for the behavior? There is a reason/function for any behavior. Reasons can be about wanting a break from an assignment (escape), wanting an item or to do a preferred activity(tangibles), wanting to make themselves feel good (sensory), or wanting to be noticedContinue reading “Functional Behavior Assessment(FBA) Methods”

Interview with Beaver Shriver

Should more companies and places hire people with autism and other disabilities? The obvious answer is yes! Autistic people and people with disabilities offer a lot for companies and work places based on their special interests and abilities. Now let me introduce to you to my next guest as part of the guest interview seriesContinue reading “Interview with Beaver Shriver”

Interview with Martin Slyngstad as an autistic author, college student, and behavior specialist

This month is World Autism Month! As we all know, Autism is a lifelong neurological development disability. Children who live with autism will grow up as adults with autism. It is so important to accept autistic people, so there is more advocacy for autistic people in the world. During World Autism Month, my next guestContinue reading “Interview with Martin Slyngstad as an autistic author, college student, and behavior specialist”

TV shows and movies starring autistic people

Did you know more autistic people are working in the entertainment industry? The entertainment industry has been working on including autistic people as actors and actresses in TV shows and movies. It is still a work in progress, but the entertainment industry has been improving when it comes to starring autistic people in TV showsContinue reading “TV shows and movies starring autistic people”

Books about autistic woman

Did you know autism is not only diagnosed in boys anymore? For a long time, autism has been mainly diagnosed in boys. More girls and women have been getting diagnosed than before due to various factors, such as receiving a previous misdiagnosis. Now that more girls and woman are autistic like myself, here are someContinue reading “Books about autistic woman”

Best aspects of being Autistic

April is National Autism Acceptance and Awareness Month! Personally, I learned being Autistic when I was in 6th grade, even though I was diagnosed with autism about the age of two. My family and I were at a family’s friend house one day, and we watched Dr. Temple Grandin’s HBO documentary film. After the film,Continue reading “Best aspects of being Autistic”

Functional Communication Training (FCT)

What is Functional Communication Training (FCT)? Functional Communication Training (FCT) is a communication procedure in which teaches an alternative behavior/response that results in the same reinforcement used to maintain the problem behavior/response. Through FCT, differential reinforcement is implemented to reinforce the new communicative response/behavior and puts the problem behavior that was maintained by reinforcement onContinue reading “Functional Communication Training (FCT)”

Interview with Antonio Aponte as an autistic marketing specialist/video editor and co-creator of NTICI app

Did you know autistic people have many skills and talents? Autistic people are very driven and dedicated in everything they enjoy. When autistic people work in careers based on their special interests, it takes them far in life. This truly has for this next featured guest: Antonio Aponte is an autistic self advocate who worksContinue reading “Interview with Antonio Aponte as an autistic marketing specialist/video editor and co-creator of NTICI app”

One year in the sunshine state!

Today is a special day! My family and I have been living in Florida for a year now. We arrived in Florida exactly a year ago on this date, and it was spring break for the schools during the time. When we arrived, we moved into a rental apartment complex that we ended up livingContinue reading “One year in the sunshine state!”

Functional Behavior Assessments

What are functional behavior assessments (FBAs)? Functional behavior assessments (FBAs) are a systematic process for figuring out the functions/reasons for behaviors. Behaviors can be occurring for sensory, attention, escape/avoidance, and/or access to tangibles. There can be more than one function/reason an individual engages in a behavior. These assessments consist of indirect and direct assessments, as wellContinue reading “Functional Behavior Assessments”