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Autism and Anxiety

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Anxiety and autism was the topic last month when I presented at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in Westborough MA to 100 or so Therapists, Psychologists and BCBAs. This topic is very near and dear to my heart, as I have worked with many children and youth with autism with anxiety.  Imagine not being able to communicate that something was bothering you…that is what many people with autism face.

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Technology and Autism

Technology is becoming more and more accessible with a wide variety of functionalities.  For example there are devices that can help you improve your posture, measure your heart rate and galvanic skin response, take pictures from your perspective on a pre-determined interval of time and so much more.  Check out my recent article in the Behavior Analyst Quarterly on the use of wearables to help people with posture. The technology that is available to us now can serve all […]

College Students and Anxiety

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I have been teaching college and university students on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, for more than 10 years now. I have also noticed that as time passed, more and more students appeared to be struggling with stress and anxiety. How do I know this? Some of them are telling me, but I have also been approached by more students with requests for accommodations and deferred exams. As […]

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