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”

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”

Importance of reading

Did you know tomorrow is Read across America day? Read across America day is celebrated by having students enjoy time to read their favorite books. In Florida, the state had their own literacy week dedicated to celebrating the joys of reading back in January of this year. No matter which state you live in, theContinue reading “Importance of reading”

Interview with Kevin Askew and Maribeth Edmunds about safety in schools and technology

Do you think schools are as safe as they used to be? As we know, there has been an increase in regards to in school bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, and suicide rates. Many factors are considered, such as our world’s experience with COVID for a couple of years now. Students with disabilities are the most vulnerableContinue reading “Interview with Kevin Askew and Maribeth Edmunds about safety in schools and technology”

Dating and relationships

Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about dating and relationships. This topic can be hard for people to discuss about, but I thought it was time to discuss this topic. In the world of dating and relationships, here are things people should know when their boyfriend/girlfriend is autistic: Do not be shocked about usContinue reading “Dating and relationships”

Verbal Operants

What are verbal operants? Verbal operants are kinds of verbal behaviors people demonstrate. These verbal behaviors in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) help promote language development. They aim to help children develop communication and language skills by understanding ways words are used and the importance of communication. Here are the six verbal operants/behaviors that help withContinue reading “Verbal Operants”

Task Analysis

What is task analysis? A task analysis is an approach for teaching complex skills by breaking them down into manageable steps. Here is an example of a task analysis for the skill of putting on a t-shirt: Shirts in the dresser drawer → pick a shirt from the drawer Shirt in hand → Put shirtContinue reading “Task Analysis”

Breaking myths about ABA

As you may know, I was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. I received early interventions, including ABA, until the age of 8. Now as a college student through Purdue University Global, who is pursing a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), I want to provide aContinue reading “Breaking myths about ABA”

New year, New start!

Can’t you believe it is 2022? The picture I posted demonstrates a new chapter in life. My family and I are beginning the new year in our new home, here in Florida! We are only a couple months away from being one year since living in Florida, after growing up in New Jersey for twentyContinue reading “New year, New start!”

My reflection of 2021

How was 2021 for you? For me, I’ve experienced so much more this year than I’ve had before. I went through a really big change with my family. My family and I moved from New Jersey after growing up there for twenty years to Florida. It was hard saying goodbye to so many memories inContinue reading “My reflection of 2021”