Autism

New Study Shows an Autism Diagnosis Can Be Reliable as Early as 14 Months

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An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in children as young as 14 months is determined to be increasingly accurate and reliable, according to the University of California San Diego in a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Additionally, there is growing evidence that many cases of ASD have their origins during pregnancy and children will often begin to display symptoms prior to their first birthdays, creating the possibility of an earlier diagnosis. The recent data further reinforces the importance of …
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Fourth of July Tips for Individuals with Autism

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Fireworks are a fun tradition for many on the 4th of July. What many of us fail to recognize is how the loud sounds they emit affect children with autism. The experience can be overwhelming and even painful to a child on the autism spectrum, due to the lights and sounds of the fireworks. With proper preparation and by following the list of helpful tips, our therapists at Mobile Therapy Centers recommend, you increase the possibilities of enjoying the holiday …
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Tips For Preparing Children With Autism For the Airport

Autism Travel Tips

Mobile Therapy Centers knows families are beginning to get ready for winter break and that traveling is often on families agendas to get away, relax, and enjoy quality time with one another. However, the days leading up to travel can be a stressful time of finalizing plans and packing your belongings. For caregivers of children, teens and young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), there is an added worry of how their child is going to behave in the …
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Recommended Resources for ABA Therapy and Autism

Resources for Autism

Mobile Therapy Centers wishes everyone a Happy November! We know November marks the beginning of the holiday season, and get togethers with family and friends are around the corner. For families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), these events can bring worries and uncertainties of how others will perceive and accept their child. At Mobile Therapy Centers, we work with a variety of families and hear parents’ insight every day. Books are one great resource the ABA Therapists …
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The Lesson of Acceptance

Autism Books

It is now September and Mobile Therapy Centers is looking forward to another school year! In addition to your children’s school curriculum of reading, math, and science, teach your children the lesson of acceptance by reading them a book about Autism. The books I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism, Since We’re Friends, and My Brother Charlie are great options to teach your kids that a child with Autism is more than meets the eye. The book I …
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Accommodations for Autism: Work & Play

At Mobile Therapy Centers, we make accommodations for the individuals we work with every day. From providing students with a special break at school to adding a picture schedule, there are many different types of accommodations we are familiar with and incorporate into our ABA Therapy sessions. Each child has their own customized therapy session, so no two sessions are alike. We know how important it is to make things easy for our clients, as well as children and family …
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Autism Acceptance & Awareness

The month of April is widely recognized as Autism Awareness Month. However, did you know there has been an increasing push for it to be Autism Acceptance Month? It was first organized in 2011 by Paula Durbin Westby. She advocated that there needs to be more than just information and facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Westby argued that having awareness is only half of the battle. It is one thing to be aware, but entirely different to accept it. This …
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