Voting

It’s that time of the year when people vote and share their voices on important matters by using a ballot. People with disabilities should be voting like everyone else. Why you ask? Everyone’s input matters! In fact, people with disabilities have a lifetime’s worth of experience adapting and navigating the US systems of health care,Continue reading “Voting”

Seven dimensions of behavior in ABA

The seven dimensions of behavior help behavior analysts impact their clients through effective and research-supported interventions. Baer et al. (1968) shares the seven dimensions of behavior: generality, effective, technological, applied, conceptually systematic, analytic, and behavioral. Generality refers to generalization of behaviors and skills. A behavior analyst helps clients generalize their new behaviors/skills through multiple people,Continue reading “Seven dimensions of behavior in ABA”

Inclusive Companies

As part of National Employment Disability Awareness Month (NEDAM), there are many companies helping people with disabilities gain employment: Publix- The store allows people with disabilities to use assistive technology while working to communicate with colleagues and costumers. Also, they permit service animals in public spaces at the store. Learn more about their program here:Continue reading “Inclusive Companies”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! I have been so fortunate to be working full time as a paraprofessional for a public school district in FL. Currently, I am in my second school year within the public school district in FL. I have continued to showcase my love and passion for working with studentsContinue reading “National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022”

Extracurricular activities

Want to know some benefits about extracurricular activities for the neurodiverse community? If not, extracurricular activities can benefit so much for the neurodiverse community. Extracurricular activities can provide neurodiverse individuals who struggle academically with opportunities to shine and grow. Plus, they provide opportunities for neurodiverse individuals to focus on their strengths and interests, develop skillsContinue reading “Extracurricular activities”

ABA services in Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

Many families request ABA services at school for their child, not just at home. How do you add ABA services into your child’s individualized education plan (IEP)? Here are the steps to take: Keep in mind that if your child is already receiving ABA therapy services outside of school, make sure your insurance company canContinue reading “ABA services in Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)”

Back to school

Many states have been back in school while some have not just yet. Autistic people often face difficulties with transitioning back to school because of either being home all summer or engaging in other structured activities over the summer. How can you help an autistic child, client, or student get back into their school routine?Continue reading “Back to school”

Open book tests in schools

Do you feel open book tests should be incorporated more in schools? As a paraprofessional for a few years so far, I’ve noticed students struggle with memorization tests more so now than ever before. I understand the education system needs to implement memorization tests to assess students’ knowledge, but it should not be the mainContinue reading “Open book tests in schools”

Advice from an autistic paraprofessional

As you all know, I wear many hats because I work more than one job. I have been a paraprofessional for many years. Recently, I entered into my 4th school year as a paraprofessional. I am not just as any paraprofessional. I am a paraprofessional on the autism spectrum! Most of my experiences consist ofContinue reading “Advice from an autistic paraprofessional”

ABLE to save month

Did you know it is #ABLEtosavemonth? #ABLEtosavemonth recognizes the need to help people with disabilities save and invest money. By opening ABLE accounts, people with disabilities can save and invest money for their future. ABLE accounts are a game changer for the disability community! Want to know how? ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts, whichContinue reading “ABLE to save month”