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We recently had the privilege of attending the Iowa State University People to People Career Fair, where we met some great young people exploring career opportunities in behavioral health. This post will answer some of the most common questions we received, explore the field of 
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We’re breaking down some of the common myths and misconceptions about Autism. MYTH: Autism is a mental illness.FACT: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder developed in a child’s brain before they are born. MYTH: Everyone with Autism is the same.FACT: Autism is a 
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“Elopement” is a clinical term used to describe when a child wanders off, runs away, or gets lost. It is a common behavioral challenge for children with ASD. For many families with children on the Spectrum, elopement is a major safety concern. The most common 
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At its most basic, early intervention services are therapy services that occur before children reach school age and target learning during the most important developmental period of a child’s life (birth to age 3). Early intervention can take many forms and may include everything from 
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When your child receives a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), your next steps can seem unclear as you navigate a swirl of emotions and information from too many sources to count. What therapies and services could your child benefit from? How do you find these 
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Since its development in the 1970s, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has grown by leaps and bounds in ethics, training, and techniques. Previously promoted as a therapy option to help children on the Autism Spectrum become “indistinguishable” from their peers, modern-day clinicians (called Behavior Analysts 
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Holidays can be a joyous time spent with family and friends, but they can also be overwhelming for families with children on the Autism Spectrum. Thanksgiving especially, is a holiday that requires a lot from our senses. There are crowds of people, excessive noises, new 
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Especially for families that are new to the Autism community, finding the right resources for your child can be an incredibly overwhelming process. Not only have you just received a diagnosis that can be life-changing, but you’re probably feeling pressure when it comes to choosing 
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