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Autism-specific strategies to help your clients participate more fully and joyfully in in their daily activities.

We can’t address disability without addressing race.

More clinicians understand that behavior is communication, but not enough to do the extra work to understand the systemic, systematic, structural, and institutional oppression of racism and ableism that pervade disabled people of color’s entire lives.

3 Surprising Phrases that Stigmatize Autistic People

Most of us know that the words we choose to describe others matter. Nevertheless it can be tough to stay on top of what language reduces stigma.

Nurture the Love of Learning with a Strengths-Based Approach to Autism Interventions

More clinicians understand that behavior is communication, but not enough to do the extra work to understand the systemic, systematic, structural, and institutional oppression of racism and ableism that pervade disabled people of color’s entire lives.

Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior…Or Are We Asking the Wrong Question?

I think we’re asking the wrong question here, and in fact it’s so much more.

Why My Instagram Page is Leading You Astray & Three Strategies to Get Back on Track

With the proper toolbox, we can use the ideas we’ve grabbed from social media in a way that enriches our work and makes it more individualized rather than leading us away from client-centered practice.

The Learn Play Thrive Approach Infographic

Learn more about using autism learning styles as your guide for interventions. Are you a visual learner? This is especially for you!

Rethinking Planned Ignoring for Kids on the Spectrum

There are good reasons to consider using a different approach most of the time with your autistic clients.

Rethinking Reinforcers for Autism

Everyone who’s worked with kids on the spectrum on tough goals knows that in order to be successful we have to tap into their motivation…

Creating Autism Interventions that Promote Flexibility:

When we teach flexibility, we are creating systems to help our clients understand change and see it coming so they can adapt without unnecessary stress.