High school to college transition

It is graduation time already!? Many schools already had their graduation commencements back in May or during this month. As for me, I graduated from my high school 6 years ago and now I will be graduating with my bachelor’s degree in October of this year. I recall my transition from high school to collegeContinue reading “High school to college transition”

Prompting

Prompting is a teaching procedure that comes before the behavior/skill/response occurs. It is used to support a person as they learn a new skill/behavior/response. There are different prompting systems used to teach people new behaviors/skills/responses: Least to Most prompting: a person providing no assistance at first and then moves to a more instructive prompt ifContinue reading “Prompting”

College success stories of 2022

2022 is the year for the disability community in the college arena! There are two students with disabilities who have been getting recognized all over social media for their achievement of graduating college this May! Now let me tell you about these two amazing women with disabilities who graduated from college this year: Elizabeth BonkerContinue reading “College success stories of 2022”

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)”