Making ABA More Compassionate with Celia Heyman

#127: Making ABA More Compassionate with Celia Heyman Celia Heyman is a Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst, pursuing her doctorate, and fellow autism mom who advocated for her son to get the best compassionate ABA services to help him reach his fullest potential. Celias son was diagnosed with autism in 2004 after she noticed he wasnt talking…

PANS and PANDAS Disorders: Interview with Beth Maloney

#126: PANS and PANDAS Disorders: Interview with Beth Maloney Being a parent can be a challenge on any day, but it can be especially challenging if your child starts exhibiting extreme behavior changes and tics that seemingly come out of nowhere. Beth Maloney and her son experienced exactly that in 2002 and didnt have many…

Home Based ABA for Autism | Interview with Amy M.

#124: Home Based ABA for Autism | Interview with Amy M. I met Amy M. over 20 years ago in pre-Facebook days on an old listserv that doesnt exist anymore. We connected almost immediately when we realized that we both had sons named Lucas who had been diagnosed within months of each other, and they…

Selective Mutism and Autism: Interview with Chelsea Gamache

#123: Selective Mutism and Autism: Interview with Chelsea Gamache BCBA Chelsea Gamache joins me to talk about selective mutism and the similarities and differences between selective mutism and autism. She describes herself as having been born into the world of selective mutism. She was an anxious baby, and she grew up afraid to interact with…

Autism and Medical Issues: How Medical Issues Impact Problem Behavior

#121: Autism and Medical Issues: How Medical Issues Impact Problem Behavior Most of us have experience with autism and medical issues but what do you do if you have a child who doesn't communicate and you think they might be in pain? Some children might bite when theyre in distress, and other children might become…

ABA Data Collection: Step Four of the Turn Autism Around Approach

#120: ABA Data Collection: Step Four of the Turn Autism Around Approach Collecting data for the sake of collecting data is a waste of your time. Thats why in the fourth step of the Turn Autism Around approach, I share a variety of ways to collect data, and then I show you how to use…

How BCBA Autism Mom Jennifer N. Helped Her Children with Autism

In rapid succession, Jennifer N.s four children, ages 13, 8, and 3-year-old twins, were all diagnosed with autism. To compound her situation, she was living in Holland, where at the time there was only one BCBA in the entire country. Hear how she navigated this rough beginning to become a BCBA herself, and how she successfully launched all four of her children into adulthood.

Dually Certified SLP/BCBAs on Collaboration with Parents and Other Providers | Panel Interview

All three women on my panel today began as speech-language pathologists before becoming board-certified BCBAs. Armed with this unique combination, they are passionate about bridging the two complementary specialties in a way that empowers parents and benefits children. Listen to their thoughts on how SLPs and BCBAs can better collaborate to improve the lives of children with autism.

Interview with Dr. Temple Grandin on How to Turn Autism Around

Dr. Temple Grandin joins me to talk about her greatest concerns for the autistic community and the benefits of early intervention for children. She looks back on her life to recount the people who were instrumental in helping her turn autism into an asset thats served her well in her career in the livestock industry.