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Hair Brushing Tips for Children with Autism

Many children who have sensory processing challenges, especially if they are sensitive to touch, find it difficult to cope with having their hair brushed. For those diagnosed with Autism, sensitivity to varying sensory input can be especially challenging. In order to teach your child to brush their hair, a visual schedule can help by breaking

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Using Positive Reinforcement to Improve Your Child’s Behavior

Is Little Jimmy being loud when you are on the phone? Lilly didn’t clean up her toys when you asked? Does homework time equal argument time? Does it take countless reminders to get your child to do their chores? Using positive reinforcement techniques will motivate positive, prosocial, appropriate behaviors within your children during all of

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It’s a New Year! Time to Get Moving!

The New Year is here! It’s a great time to create healthy habits and make sure your child with autism is getting enough exercise – even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Why Is Exercise Important to Your Child With Autism? Our brains need physical activity to remain healthy!!   Without enough exercise, you may notice that your child

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What’s App?! Apps to Entertain & Educate

Are you looking for a way to entertain and educate your children during the upcoming holiday vacation? Here is a list of some great apps for kids and adults with developmental difficulties, including autism. These apps can help with communication, social skills and even problem solving. Autism iHelp – Sounds Category: Educational Integrates auditory

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It’s Cold Outside!!

Tips to Help Your Child Dress for Cold Weather Children diagnosed with ASD often need help preparing for any big change in their lives, and that includes a change in the weather. Here are some quick tips to help make the seasonal transition more successful: Put the Summer Clothes Away!  Minimize the clothing options in

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Tips for Helping Your Child With Autism Handle School Breaks

Transitioning Through School Breaks It is the time of year for seasonal holidays and long breaks from school. The multiple days off from school can have a negative impact on students, especially those students with autism. To prevent regression during this time, here are a few tips to use at home over the holidays. Maintain

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Having a brother or sister with an autism diagnosis can be filled with unique experiences that can both strengthen the sibling bond and challenge that relationship.  Some siblings may experience: Embarrassment around peers Jealousy regarding amount of time parents spend with their brother/sister Frustration over not being able to engage or get a response from

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Tips to Help Your Picky Eater at Thanksgiving!

Picky and preferential eating is a common issue for children diagnosed with ASD. The behavior of preferential eating can be very difficult for families to manage at mealtimes and may lead to more serious concerns such as nutritional deficiencies, under-eating, and over-eating. Developing healthy eating habits is important for children of any age. Common signs

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10 Tips for Navigating Family Events

Big gatherings might have slowed down for families during the pandemic. However, there are many that still get together for special occasions, such as birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, Father’s Day, and Mother’s Day. Bigger holiday events like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas are approaching quickly. While all these occasions are fun to look forward to,

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Autism Diagnosis: What’s Next?

With the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the rise, more and more families are faced with what to do next. A new autism diagnosis can be life changing and every family handles the challenge differently. Just like every child with autism, a family’s journey is also unique. Here are some things to think

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Getting Ready for Family Fun!

Even during these unprecedented times, families affected by autism can participate in fun activities that are enriching and refreshing. To get the most enjoyment from families activities, be proactive and have a plan. Here are some helpful tips to get you started: Prepare Your Child Ahead of Time:  Use words and pictures to help your

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Maximizing Visual Aids at Home

An ABA therapist’s best friends are visual aids. However, it’s not so much the visual aide that is important but rather its location within your home. As a parent, you may wonder why visual aids (schedules, reminders for brushing teeth and to turn off the light or to flush the toilet) don’t seem to help

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Beyond Boundaries Proudly Sponsors Autism Speaks Walk 2020

October 9, 2020 Beyond Boundaries is a proud sponsor of the Autism Speaks Walk 2020, scheduled to take place virtually on Sunday, October 11, 2020.  The Autism Speaks Walk has raised millions of dollars to help fund autism-related research. Beyond Boundaries has raised tens of thousands of dollars over the last several years, for this

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Insurance and ABA Services: What You Need to Know

If you are raising a child with autism, you understand how useful Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be.  Research has established that early intensive behavior therapy, based on the principles of ABA, is medically necessary for individuals who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In November 2011, Governor Cuomo signed into law new requirements

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Nine Myths About ABA

ABA has come a long way since its inception and has grown and developed as the research has progressed. Because approaches have changed, let’s look at some common misconceptions about ABA and try to clear them up.

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