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Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance

April 5, 2022 mtcus

Since the 1970’s, April has been known as Autism Awareness month. At Mobile Therapy Centers, we have been working toward changing the “awareness” to “acceptance”. What is the difference between awareness and acceptance?

Community Helpers and Autism

Community Helpers and Autism

February 28, 2022 mtcus

COMMUNITY HELPERS AND AUTISM Teaching children about community helpers, their roles, and how to interact with them is an important lesson for kids to start learning about at a young age. This is a skill that has numerous benefits, but most importantly it could save a child’s life. Schedule A Consultation To ensure your learner […]

ASD & Holidays

ASD & Holidays

December 1, 2021 mtcus

ASD & HOLIDAYS It’s that time of the year again, you know the one where it seems like we are in a constant state of prepping/celebrating for a new holiday even though it seems like we just got done with the one before it. People experience all sorts of emotions during the holidays. For example, […]

Celebrating Differences

Celebrating Differences

April 1, 2021 mtcus

Mobile Therapy Centers (MTC) joins the world this month in celebrating diversity in autism. Currently, about 1 in 54 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Maenner, Shaw, Baio, et al, 2020) [1]. At MTC, we identify that although there is a specific diagnostic criterion for ASD, no two individuals with autism are […]

Autism Awareness In the Media

Autism Awareness In the Media

April 1, 2020 mtcus

In mainstream media, representation of children on the Autism spectrum is limited. It was not until 2015, that one of the first characters on the Autism spectrum, Julia, was introduced on Sesame Street. This was a step in bringing awareness to both parents and children. As of recently, Disney’s Pixar released two short films about […]

Personal Space and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Personal Space and Autism Spectrum Disorders

February 3, 2020 mtcus

Valentine’s Day is a day to express our love toward people we appreciate and care for through hugs, kisses and possibly gift giving. For some people, this can be a day that they do not look forward to, but others love to spread the love. Personal space is difficult for some individuals with Autism Spectrum […]

Autism Screening Info: What Parents Need to Know

Autism Screening Info: What Parents Need to Know

January 2, 2020 mtcus

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause communication, social and behavioral challenges. Children and Adults with ASD may interact, think and learn differently than most people. Pediatricians typically conduct surveillance for autism at every well-child visit, including looking for subtle signs.​ A formal screening tool or checklist for ASD is done […]

Halloween Tips for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Halloween Tips for Children on the Autism Spectrum

October 3, 2019 mtcus

Halloween is so much fun for kids because it involves getting dressed up and eating lots of candy. However, there’s more to Halloween than trick-or-treating, and it can be overwhelming for kids who are on the autism spectrum. Carving pumpkins, picking out a costume, scary decorations and bundles of candy can be a lot to […]

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

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

July 23, 2019 mtcus

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 […]