Connected

Welcome to Connected — your digital library developed and written by the Children’s Autism Center staff. The following articles focus on the latest research and best practices that focus on our mission to improve families. Our goal is to educate and provide the best information for you and your loved ones. When you have a moment, sign up to newsletter to receive more information.

6 Life-Changing Benefits of ABA Therapy for Children with Autism

We all want what’s best for our children. But this can feel like an uphill battle if your child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find it challenging to lead an active social life. Fortunately, you have plenty of promising options to...

How ABA Therapy Can Improve Your Child’s Life

It is estimated that 1 in 59 children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making it one of the most common developmental disorders in the country. Although the symptoms and severity of ASD can vary greatly, children with autism often struggle with communication challenges. This...

Autism Commission on Quality (ACQ) 2023 Accreditation

Accreditation in healthcare is “paramount to ensuring safe, effective, and high-quality patient care” (LaPelusa & Bohlen, 2023).  Accreditation involves a comprehensive assessment of organizations, including a review of their policies, procedures, and overall performance, to verify their al...

Careers in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

If you are like me, the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up,” is a difficult question. When I was a kid, my answer was always, “I want to be Jack Hanna (America’s famous zookeeper).”  I love animals of all kinds and could think of nothing better than spending my days with t...

What to Expect as a Parent Receiving Our Services

At the Children’s Autism Center, we encourage parents to become educated in the practices of ABA therapy. We operate on the team approach and consider the parent to be a co-informant and partner in their child’s therapy. The more the parent is involved in their child’s therapy – the more pre...

Autism Care: Providing Highest Quality & Compassionate Support | CAC

Vision (September 26, 2005): When a small group of parents first received the news that their children were diagnosed on the autism spectrum, they never dreamed they would open a center for evidence-based services. They were, like most parents, trying to figure out what the diagnosis meant and what ...

Connection with Families: Why is it Vital to Effective Treatment?

At the Children’s Autism Center, we often talk about the need for family involvement in therapy. Some might wonder why we focus so much of our efforts on families when much of the early research in Applied Behavior Analysis with children with ASD focused on intensive center-based early interventio...

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