Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference

With Greta Thunberg in Time’s Spotlight, Those on the Spectrum Seeing “a Profound Moment”

In just several months, Greta Thunberg, 16, has flayed international leaders, electrified climate advocates and served notice that her generation will bring new urgency to saving the planet. Her voice is forceful, her intensity unapologetic and her expressions candid. She’s also on the autism...

Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in Higher Education

The continuing rise in prevalence of autism, now at 1 in 88 (Center for Disease Control, 2012), has engendered greater awareness of the condition, followed by increased research, and improved interventions and strategies for individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA)....

View from the Spectrum – The Sea of Interventions

Which approach should I use for my child? Will a behaviorally oriented method such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) work? Might it be better to use Daily Life Therapy (DLT)? What about some of the developmental ways of working with children on the autism spectrum such as the cognitive...

View From the Spectrum: Autism From Around the World

Four students with Asperger Syndrome from a school in in Christchurch, New Zealand have gone on to successful courses of study at colleges or universities. Another school in Beijing, PR China has developed a remarkable program emphasizing the administration of sensory integration therapy. Yet...

View From the Spectrum – Matching Best Practice to Children’s Needs

Boom! The “Autism Bomb” explodes. Like many children with regressive autism I lost functional communication, had tantrums, engaged in self-stimulatory and abusive behaviors beginning at 18 months. Others are affected earlier and mothers may report that their child was “different” even...