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Asheville Workshop Provides Strategies for Challenging Behavior

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Asheville Workshop Provides Strategies for Challenging Behavior

Want to learn more about basic strategies to address challenging behavior? If you are in the Asheville area, consider attending the May 20 workshop led by ASNC’s Clinical Professionals. As professionals working in the field of ASD intervention and as parents/caregivers of individuals with ASD, it is likely that we have all experienced challenging and…

Promoting Healthy Eating

This article was contributed by Jessica B. LeBoeuf, Ph.D., a member of ASNC’s Clinical Services Department.   “When he’s hungry enough, he’ll eat.” How often have we heard this from well-meaning family, friends, and medical providers? While most young children exhibit food preferences and some food selectivity, other children display persistent and highly restrictive eating…

Learn More about ASNC with New Podcasts

Online interviews explore issues faced by the autism community in North Carolina, provide information about the Autism Society of North Carolina’s services and supports, and share personal stories. If you have a smartphone, you probably use it for more than phone calls. Today’s technology enables us to use our phones to listen to music, watch…

The Power of Reinforcement

This article was contributed by Leica Anzaldo, Training Manager for the Autism Society of North Carolina. As I was sitting in the classroom today watching a child I work with tear up his fifth math worksheet, my brain immediately went into functional assessment mode. This was an obvious one: escape. But why was he trying…

Comprehensive Intervention Offered by ASNC’s Clinical Department

What is this intervention? LifeLong Interventions is a new service delivery model that provides comprehensive treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, across skill domains and the lifespan. The service is rooted in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and involves intensive teaching and training using evidence-based practices to promote appropriate skills and behaviors in the…

Dealing with Frigid Weather, Interrupted Routines

This article was contributed by Leica Anzaldo, Training Manager for the Autism Society of North Carolina. We have certainly felt the arctic blast this past week, and while it created inconveniences for many of us, for some individuals on the autism spectrum, it wreaked havoc on their lives and those routines on which they are so…

ASNC Clinical Team Going Deeper on Social Skills

  This article was contributed by Leica Anzaldo, Training Manager for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Social skills has always been a buzz word in the autism community, but what does this really mean? My colleague and I have recently been tasked with developing a training program that addresses teaching social skills within the…

He Has “Mastered” This Skill at Home; Why Doesn’t He Do It Anywhere Else?

This article was contributed by Louise Southern of ASNC’s Clinical and Training Department. Long ago, I worked with a young child who could answer a variety of social questions such as “What’s your name?,” “Where do you live?,” and “What is your mom’s name?,” but he could only answer the questions under certain conditions. When…

ASNC Offers Free JobTIPS Classes

October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month by the U.S. Department of Labor. The national campaign aims to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The Autism Society of North Carolina has made it a priority to help individuals with autism to secure and maintain…