CA Staff Spotlight – Danya

Meet Danya. She’s one of CA’s amazing Counselors in our Adult Programs.  Learn more about this unique program and the importance of early intervention in this Q&A. Or call us to tour the house and meet Danya and her colleagues in person. Q: What training has prepared you to work with adults with autism and/or…

No Wrong Door Virginia

When searching for resources, supports and services, people with disabilities often have to tell their story over and over and over and over…….You get the idea.  But what if there was a better way.  What if they could tell their story once.  What if there were a way for that story to be shared safely…

CA Staff Spotlight – Erin

Meet Erin. She’s one of our amazing ABA Therapist at our Children’s Program at All Saints.  Learn more about this unique program and the importance of early intervention in this Q&A. Or call us to tour the center and meet Erin and her colleagues in person. Only a few openings remain for this full-day, inclusive…

Replacement Behaviors- Why they are essential!

Written by: Danielle Kessinger, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA In Applied Behavior Analysis, we help individuals decrease challenging behaviors by implementing a variety of interventions. The challenging behavior an individual might display, is their form of communication to get what they want/need. A method to prevent the reoccurrence of challenging behaviors is to implement replacement behaviors. Replacement…

Adapting Games

Adapting Games written by: Stacey Guzowski As teachers, service providers and caretakers of individuals with learning differences, we are constantly searching for innovative ways to enhance the learning of the students we work with.  And, although there are numerous avenues to do this, one area that can be both overlooked and under-rated are good old-fashioned…

Antecedent Based Interventions (ABI)

Antecedent Based Interventions (ABI) are a type of behavioral intervention designed to prevent challenging behavior.  With ABI, we assess conditions of an environment, such as the location, materials, noise level, instructions, and people present.  We also assess consequences that are reinforcing interfering behavior, such as the delivery of a desired item after a problem behavior…

Motor Development and ASD

In 2012 Flanagan and colleagues presented evidence that infants’ head lag during a pull-to-sit task at age six months was significantly associated with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder at 36 months. The authors acknowledged limitations of the study, including a relatively small sample and the absence of a comparison group of infants with idiopathic…