Gersh ABA Services to Open Five Applied Behavior Analysis Centers Throughout Long Island

Gersh ABA Services to Open Five Applied Behavior Analysis Centers Throughout Long Island

In response to the growing population of children with autism spectrum disorder on Long Island, Gersh ABA Services will open five new Applied Behavior Analysis Centers throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties at the beginning of 2019. Gersh ABA Servi...

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Applied Behavior Analysis Providers for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Applied Behavior Analysis Providers for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

UPDATED December 2018: Finding the right services you may need to find for your child with special needs can be a daunting task, so we’re here to help you find the right Applied Behavior Analysis provider for your child on Long Island. Whether you ...

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Can Your Baby's Teeth Predict Autism?

Can Your Baby's Teeth Predict Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an extremely common developmental disability with approximately one in 59 children being diagnosed. As with any special needs condition, early detection is essential. We already know that certain types of ovarian c...

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Find Out What's So Special About the Gillen Brewer School

Find Out What's So Special About the Gillen Brewer School

The Gillen Brewer School, an independent school that focuses on special needs education helps its students grow through individualized attention, remarkably low student to staff ratios, and a strong relationship with the families it serves. With st...

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Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

Autism Speaks and Manhattan’s Blue Man Group Present an Autism-Friendly Performance on Nov. 3

The Blue Man Group, in conjunction with Autism Speaks, is hosting a sensory-friendly performance for children with sensitivity to stimulation or autism spectrum disorder. The sensory-friendly show, now in its fourth year, will feature amenities suc...

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Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

For families affected by autism or sensory sensitivities, going to see a show or theater production can seem impossible. The good news is many top venues in NYC are now trying to be more accessible and inclusive. Here we round up the best autism- a...

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How a Brooklyn Family is Raising Autism Awareness

How a Brooklyn Family is Raising Autism Awareness

After being diagnosed with autism, Brighton Beach resident Nicolas Sirota, now 14, struggled. But through support from his family and a series of educational programs, Nicholas found success. He is now an athletic teenager attending a top high scho...

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NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester to Host a Free Event to Help Parents Increase Play, Language, and Social Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester to Host a Free Event to Help Parents Increase Play, Language, and Social Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Amy Lemelman, Ph.D., a clinical psychology postdoctoral at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester, will be hosting a free health lecture on Thursday, April 12 at 10:00am, according to Lohud.com. During this event, parents will learn how to help parents i...

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Sesame Place is the Nation's First Theme Park to Become Autism-Certified

Sesame Place is the Nation's First Theme Park to Become Autism-Certified

April is Autism Awareness Month and to celebrate, Sesame Place in Langhorn, PA just announced some pretty fantastic news. It recently became the first theme park in the world to be a designated Certified Autism Center. This came after the entire st...

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How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Maintaining a strong, healthy, happy marriage when raising kids can be a challenge. But maintaining that happy marriage while raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can be even more challenging. Experts share five tips for maintaining that s...

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5 Common Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder You Should Ignore

5 Common Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder You Should Ignore

While the awareness of autism spectrum disorder has grown due to social media, increased research, Autism Awareness Month, and more, there are still many misconceptions about ASD, from its causes to the characteristics and abilities of those on the...

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Learn More About the Atlas School for Autism

Learn More About the Atlas School for Autism

Atlas School creates an individualized educational program for each of its students. At the core of these programs is a focus on developing students’ social-emotional skills as well as their communication skills. The school’s curriculum, called the...

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Lincoln Center Launches Program Geared Toward Young Audiences on Autism Spectrum

Lincoln Center Launches Program Geared Toward Young Audiences on Autism Spectrum

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today the lineup for the Big Umbrella Festival, an international endeavor that brings together arts professionals and thought leaders, and offers performances across New York City for children on the...

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Autism-Friendly Playground Coming to Staten Island

Autism-Friendly Playground Coming to Staten Island

Prescott Playground in Staten Island will be getting a $4 million redesign including new equipment that will provide more sensory stimulation for children with autism.

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Chief Medical Officer Comments on Recent Autism Research

Chief Medical Officer Comments on Recent Autism Research

MitoMedical’s chief medical officer, Suzanne Goh, M.D., M.B.A., shares her thoughts on new research regarding children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Chuck E. Cheese’s Adds Program for Children with Special Needs

Chuck E. Cheese’s Adds Program for Children with Special Needs

Chuck E. Cheese’s is introducing a Sensory Sensitive Sundays program this April for children with special needs.

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Meet Chase, a 15-Year-Old Chef with Autism

Meet Chase, a 15-Year-Old Chef with Autism

Meet Chase Bailey, a 15-year-old chef with autism who has a cooking show on YouTube.com and recently released his own cookbook.

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'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, a Muppet with Autism

'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, a Muppet with Autism

‘Sesame Street’ is introducing a new character named Julia: a muppet with autism.

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The Center for Integrative & Innovative Therapies Opens in Plainview

The Center for Integrative & Innovative Therapies Opens in Plainview

The CIIT Center opened an advanced treatment center for people with autism spectrum disorder in Nassau County.

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Spending the Holidays with a Child with Autism

Spending the Holidays with a Child with Autism

When you have a child with special needs, this time of year can be challenging. A mother shares her tips and ideas to make the most of the holidays with a child with autism.

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Dining Out with a Child with Autism

Dining Out with a Child with Autism

Going out to dinner with a child who has autism can be very stressful. These are five tips from a mom who has been there.

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Taking a Child with Autism to the Movies: 5 Tips From a Mom Who's Been There

Taking a Child with Autism to the Movies: 5 Tips From a Mom Who's Been There

Going to the movies with a child who has autism can be a challenge, but here are our top tips for a successful cinematic outing.

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American Girl Resale Boutique to Host In-Store Activities This Fall

American Girl Resale Boutique to Host In-Store Activities This Fall

Girl AGain boutique in White Plains is hosting in-store events this fall, including author readings, tea parties, and craft activities.

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Autism Study Seeks Participants

Autism Study Seeks Participants

A study that aims to research whether specific genes are linked to autism is looking for participants.

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Sesame Workshop Aims to Help Kids Understand Autism

Sesame Workshop Aims to Help Kids Understand Autism

Sesame Workshop's Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative aims to help all children better understand autism and combat the stigma of the spectrum disorder.

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Touring a School for a Child with Special Needs

Touring a School for a Child with Special Needs

What parents need to know about touring a preschool for their child with special needs, from safety issues to the staff and student body.

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Top Things to Do in NYC for Kids with Autism

Top Things to Do in NYC for Kids with Autism

Best places in New York City for a fun day with a child who has autism--activities without long lines, loud noises, or other common challenges, including The Central Park Zoo, the Apple Store, and walking the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Golf Clinic Offered for Children With Special Needs

Golf Clinic Offered for Children With Special Needs

T Off 4 Autism is holding a special needs golf clinic in Glen Head on June 18.

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Twin with Autism Seeks Someone to Love

Twin with Autism Seeks Someone to Love

I strived for years to help my daughter form meaningful relationships—from her own twin brother to future romantic partners.

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How Children with Autism May Show Feelings

How Children with Autism May Show Feelings

Though it may sometimes not seem like it, children with autism have and show feelings in their own ways, plus tips to connect with a child on the spectrum.

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The NYC Autism Charter School Hopes to Open Second Location

The NYC Autism Charter School Hopes to Open Second Location

Educators behind a charter school for autistic students in East Harlem hope to open up another location in the South Bronx in time for the 2017-18 school year.

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Mother Receives a Flood of Support Following Her Request of Primrose Markers Donations for Her Son with Autism

Mother Receives a Flood of Support Following Her Request of Primrose Markers Donations for Her Son with Autism

Stacey Haley lives in Bowmanville, Ontario in Canada and wrote a Facebook post asking for Primrose marker donations for her son with autism, and received an overwhelming amount of support.

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Mothers with This Ovarian Condition May Be More Likely to Have a Child with Autism

Mothers with This Ovarian Condition May Be More Likely to Have a Child with Autism

A study published by the Karolinska Institue in Stockholm, Sweden found that women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at a higher risk of having a child with autism.

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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

When a child is diagnosed with autism, he may benefit from applied behavior analysis. But what exactly is ABA and how will it help your child? We've got the answers here.

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Long Island Siblings Named as Owners of Coffee Business That Benefits Those with Special Needs

Long Island Siblings Named as Owners of Coffee Business That Benefits Those with Special Needs

Stacey Wohl is a mother of two children with autism and has opened a business called Our Coffee with a Cause to help other special-needs families.

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Autistic Teen Saves Choking Classmate Using Method He Learned on Cartoon

Autistic Teen Saves Choking Classmate Using Method He Learned on Cartoon

Brandon Williams, an autistic teen, saved his classmate with the Heimlich Maneuver.

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Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

As part of a new initiative to destigmatize autism, Sesame Street is introducing Julia, a new character who has autism, and with it resources for parents to use.

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New York State Law Benefits Those Who Require ABA

New York State Law Benefits Those Who Require ABA

A New York state law now requires insurances to cover up to 680 hours of applied behavior analysis for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Forming a Bond with Your Child with Autism

Forming a Bond with Your Child with Autism

Your child with autism wants to form a secure bond with you, even if it doesn’t always seem that way. Part of the challenge is learning to understand signals: developing insight into how your child’s mind works, trying to see the world as he or she...

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Youth Gym Offers Program for Those with ASD

Youth Gym Offers Program for Those with ASD

Evolution Youth Fitness, a children's gym in Port Jefferson Station, began a fitness program for children with autism last month. The fitness program for children on the spectrum aims to help children gain physical, social, and cognitive skills.

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NYC Nonprofit Supports Those with ASD

NYC Nonprofit Supports Those with ASD

Atlas Foundation for Autism offers services, advocacy, support, and educational programs for children with autism spectrum disorder in New York City.

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The Importance of Social Connection for Those with ASD

The Importance of Social Connection for Those with ASD

While those on the autism spectrum may not want to connect in the black-and-white way we typically think about connection, it is important to support their desire to make social connections and friendships, no matter how they want to connect.

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What to Do When Family Doesn't Believe Your Child's Diagnosis

What to Do When Family Doesn't Believe Your Child's Diagnosis

An associate psychologist with the DHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute shares how to deal with family that doesn't believe a child's special needs diagnosis, and how to help them understand.

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New Community Living Program for Adults with Autism to Launch in Westchester

New Community Living Program for Adults with Autism to Launch in Westchester

Neighborhood Network of New York has received a $1 million grant to launch a first-of-its-kind community living services program for adults with autism in Westchester, with plans to expand the program throughout New York State.

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Study Finds Children With Autism More Sedentary Than Those Without the Disorder

A recent Oregon State University study found that children with autism tend to be more sedentary than children without autism, but that children with autism tend to be on par with peers in terms of completing physical fitness activities.

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South Setauket Center Helps All Children Feel ‘Loved to Pieces’

Love to Pieces, an enrichment center for children with special needs, recently opened in South Setauket. The center is geared toward children on the autism spectrum.

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Teaching Your Child with Special Needs Difficult Skills

Teaching Your Child with Special Needs Difficult Skills

Patricia Romanowski Bashe, M.S. Ed., author of "The Parents’ Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence", shares the importance of teaching children on the autism spectrum difficult life skills ...

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Teaching Children With Special Needs How To Swim

Water safety is crucial for all children, especially those with special needs, as drowning is the leading cause of death after a person with autism wanders from safety. We've gathered helpful information and tips to help children with special needs...

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5 Tips for Cooking with Kids Who Have Special Needs

Cooking with kids who have special needs such as autism, sensory issues, or learning disabilities can be challenging, but the ability to make a meal is a valuable life skill and including kids in the kitchen has many lasting benefits. Here are five...

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The Future of Alternative Housing for Adults With Autism

Though they want independence, most individuals on the spectrum require some form of live-in assistance, severely narrowing options for alternative housing. The ABLE Act aims to ease financial strains faced by adults with disabilities.

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