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College Students and Anxiety

adult anxiety

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 […]

Crossing the Street

The ability to cross the street or go out in the community is not something that we should ever take for granted. It allows us to experience so many incredible things. I remember one of my first placements as a student in my psychology undergrad. It was in a group home for adults and I was sent there to observe and learn about a behaviour plan for a 27 year old woman. This woman had autism and had been in […]

Teaching How to Request

Communication skill – having the ability to “request.”

As a parent of a child with autism, one of the most significant things you can do to help your child with autism is to give them a voice. Just imagine what it might be like to not be able to communicate that you need something. Giving your child the gift of a voice, whether that voice is through sign language, an augmentative communication device or verbal communication, could be the most empowering gift […]

Sexual Abuse

vulnerable to sexual abuseI was honoured to be named Top Safety Contributor for Autism Parenting Magazine in 2014 where I have written numerous articles on keeping your child with autism safe. I think that every parent’s most basic intention with his/her child is to ensure that he/she is kept safe.   Sexual abuse is not all that frequent, but the impact that it has can be devastating. Children […]

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