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”

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)”

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”

One year in the sunshine state!

Today is a special day! My family and I have been living in Florida for a year now. We arrived in Florida exactly a year ago on this date, and it was spring break for the schools during the time. When we arrived, we moved into a rental apartment complex that we ended up livingContinue reading “One year in the sunshine state!”

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”