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”

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”

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”

Halloween 2021

It looks like Halloween will be happening in person this year! We all know that Halloween is a fun holiday of dressing up in costumes and getting candy from going to peoples’ houses while trick or treating. Although, Halloween can be stressful sometimes for people with autism. How can you help a person with autismContinue reading “Halloween 2021”

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

What is picture exchange communication system (PECS)? Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a functional communication system in which allows children with ASD to express in an alternative way through pictures. PECS are used as an intervention for children with ASD who either have no expressive language or have very limited expressive language. Personally, IContinue reading “Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)”

Interview with Sara Bradford on SJ Childs Show and author of children books about Inclusion

What is inclusion? Inclusion is focusing on needs of every individual and ensuring rights are in place for people to achieve their fullest potential in life. No matter who people are and where they come from, they are respected and accepted in the world. Now allow me to share the next guest of my guestContinue reading “Interview with Sara Bradford on SJ Childs Show and author of children books about Inclusion”

Interview with Paul Silver on self-advocacy and college

Did you know self-advocacy is important in life, including in college? Self-advocacy is a foundation towards success in life. In a college setting, self-advocacy allows students to advocate for their own education needs. For example, a student goes to the disability services in their first year of college to get accommodations and modifications they needContinue reading “Interview with Paul Silver on self-advocacy and college”

Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

What is a behavior intervention plan (BIP)? A behavior intervention plan (BIP) is a written plan for addressing individual needs of students. There are nine components of a behavior intervention plan (BIP). Shepherd and Linn (2014) share the nine components within a behavior intervention plan (BIP): a target behavior definition, attempted interventions, summary of FBA,Continue reading “Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)”

Environment and visual supports for Autistics

Modifications can be made to create a positive and supportive environment for people with ASD. Environmental and visual supports are modifications used in any school, home, and community setting, in order to help autistics grow and develop. Environmental supports organize and structure physical spaces in homes, schools, and communities. Some environmental supports used for AutisticsContinue reading “Environment and visual supports for Autistics”

Instructional Strategies for teaching Autistics

What are some strategies for teaching autistics? After receiving my ASD diagnosis around the age of two, my parents got me early intervention services. My early intervention services included all kinds of therapies, in which I received seven days a week. Evidence-based practices were applied, which helped me tremendously. Today, I apply evidence-based practices intoContinue reading “Instructional Strategies for teaching Autistics”