1st steps and resources for caregivers of children with autism

Becoming aware of symptoms of autism in your child is the first step toward getting effective treatment and helping them live up to their fullest potential. There is much information on the internet about what parents should and should not be doing and navigating this content feel overwhelming. In efforts to provide caregivers with relevant…

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People with autism deserve to be treated with dignity. Here’s how.

We took a moment to speak with Animate Behavior Clinical Director, BCBA Hailey Purvis, about the importance of respecting the dignity of people with autism. If you are a caregiver, educator, parent or clinician, exhibiting true empathy and respect for people with ASD will nurture lasting relationships and create a positive, safe place for learning.…

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You’re missing out if you’re not using a token economy [For ASD parents]

There are many advantages to using a token economy with your child with autism. Token economies help you to shape your child’s behavior by providing quick and motivating reinforcers. If done at home and on a limited scale, they can be easily and economically implemented. Additionally, your child’s participation in your token economy can help…

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