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Health Conditions Common in Autism

Autism is primarily a disorder of communication and behavior. However, parents may also need to navigate some common health conditions that may co-occur with autism. According to research, more than half of people on the spectrum have four or...

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Sleep and Autism

If your child with autism has trouble falling or staying asleep through the night, you are not alone! In fact, over half of the children with autism – and possibly as many as four in five – have chronic sleep problems. These sleep issues...

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What is Natural Environment Teaching?

Most people think of ABA Therapy in Pembroke Pines, Florida as all table work and discrete trial teaching, and absolutely NO FUN! On the contrary, we at Behavioral Initiatives are all about fun and games. A huge part of behavior therapy in...

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Coping With Change

For parents taking care of children on the spectrum, dealing with change is a big part of their Behavior Management routine. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are prone to resisting change. They have certain rituals they must follow...

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How ABA Can Help With SPD

One of the characteristics displayed by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). SPD is a condition wherein the children with ASD are unable to process sensory stimuli quickly. This condition is one of...

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Helping Children on the Spectrum Deal With COVID-19

It's been about half a year since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to its knees. People are coping in many different ways. However, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD will have a difficult time dealing with the situation. In...

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