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Seeing is Believing

Editor’s Note – The following article was written by Amy F. Hobbs, Training Coordinator with the Autism Society of North Carolina. Research shows that video modeling is an effective strategy to use with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to improve social and communication skills. As a trainer, I frequently emphasize the importance of showing children…

Planning for the Future

by Linda Griffin, Parent Advocate Director Parents of children with autism are often so busy just getting through the day that they forget to plan for the future.  And that future arrives sooner than you expect.  One day you are struggling with toilet training and IEPs and the next day you look up and your…

A New Year, A New Approach to Challenging Behaviors

Editor’s Note – The following post was written by Louise Buchholz Southern, M.Ed., BCBA, Training Specialist for the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC). As professionals working in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) intervention and as parents of individuals with ASD, it’s likely that we have all experienced challenging and persistent behaviors. These…

Choice: A Building Block of Self-Determination

Editor’s Note: This week’s blog post was provided by Louise Southern, Training Specialist for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Self-determination is often described as the combination of skills and knowledge that enables a person to engage in goal-directed, autonomous, and self-regulated behavior. Self-determined individuals have the power to exert control over their own lives…

Structure – an Important Teaching Tool

Editor’s Note – This article was written by Amy Hobbs, Training Coordinator for the Autism Society of North Carolina. To read Amy’s bio click here. It was Sunday and a new group of campers had arrived in the afternoon. I was called to the old dining hall to assist a counselor who was having trouble…

Preparing to Go Back to School

Editor’s note- This article was written by Leica Anzaldo, MPA, BSW, Training Manager for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Leica can be reached at lanzaldo@autismsociety-nc.org. For those of us with children on a traditional school schedule, the first day of school is just around the corner. While we may be ready (or not), it…

Avoiding Power Struggles

Editor’s Note – This week’s article is provided by Amy Hobbs, Training Coordinator, for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Amy works out of the ASNC Asheville office and can be reached via email at ahobbs@autismsociety-nc.org or via phone at 828-236-1547. Despite the welcomed summer break, after a few weeks without the structure of school…

School is out for summer. What to do?

Editor’s Note: This week’s Blog contribution is from Leica Anzaldo, Training Manager for the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Training Department. School is out and while many of us have been anxiously awaiting this day, for others it is a time of anxiety. Summer for children with autism and their families can be a particularly…