Throwback Tuesday

Do you the like feeling when your former work or company still remembers you? I’m kicking off the end of this month with a throwback Tuesday blog story! Last Tuesday, I received this picture of me from a previous co-paraprofessional who I worked with in the same classroom in NJ. At the end of lastContinue reading “Throwback Tuesday”

Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Many people love thanksgiving for all of the fun activities with family and eating lots of great food, such as turkey and gravy. As for me, I always enjoyed being with my family and cousins. Although, this holiday can be challenging for individuals on the autism spectrum. Here areContinue reading “Thanksgiving 2021”

Differential Reinforcement

This past week for my Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) part one course in college, I learned about differential reinforcement. Also, I learned differential reinforcement procedures applied in ABA therapy. So, what is differential reinforcement? Differential reinforcement means reinforcing specific social behaviors/responses in a particular situation or event while withholding reinforcement for other target behaviors/responses. DifferentialContinue reading “Differential Reinforcement”

School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS)

Not only response-to-intervention is used in schools, but so is school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS). So, what is school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS)? School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) is a proactive strategy used in schools to promote and increase appropriate expectations of behaviors for all students while establishing a safe learning environment. Students who are atContinue reading “School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS)”

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”

Response-To-Intervention (RTI)

What is response-to-intervention (RTI)? Response-to-Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered model approach with interventions and services at different levels of intensity based on a student’s academic, behavior, and social challenges. There are three tiers in RTI. The first tier is the primary tier. In this tier, all students are involved, and the general education teacher providesContinue reading “Response-To-Intervention (RTI)”

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)”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It is so important to ensure people with disabilities have access to jobs, so they make a living and succeed in life like everyone else in the world. Here are ways employers can hire more people with disabilities and ways to create more inclusive work environments: Provide jobContinue reading “National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021”

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”