What is behaviour anyway and why does it matter?

I have been working with children with autism and their families since 1999 implementing a treatment that is based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis or ABA.  ABA is something that I am very passionate about and I have seen first hand the power that it can have in improving the quality of life […]

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Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Challenging Behaviour

I remember sitting in a principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) class while pursuing my Master’s and hearing my professor speak about a 27 year old woman who was living very independently in a group home for adults with developmental disabilities.  He described a very capable young woman, that despite all of her skills and […]

Autism and Wandering: How Applied Behaviour Analysis can Help Keep Kids Safe

In October 2013, a 14-year-old boy by the name of Avonte Oquendo wandered away from his class and out of his school. The security cameras outside of his school captured him darting across the street until he was no longer visible. This is the last footage ever seen of him alive. After he had been […]

Inspirational autism mother turns helping autistics into entrepreneurism

In a candid interview with Forbes magazine mother turned entrepreneur Susan Butler explains how she turned her son’s autism diagnosis into her vocation for helping people with autism. Ms Butler founded SCEAP (South Carolina Autism Project) which offer a range of intensive therapies for children from 21 months old to adults of 21 years of […]