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Autism and Occupational Therapy: Unveiling 5 Critical Areas of Improvement

Autism and Occupational Therapy: Unveiling 5 Critical Areas of Improvement

At ABA Centers of New Jersey, we provide valuable information to neurodiverse families in Woodstown, Trenton, Paterson, and various other areas of New Jersey. Our goal is to offer support tools and knowledge regarding different methodologies that can benefit individuals on the spectrum. In this blog, we will explain the role of occupational therapy in autism, highlighting its key focus areas.

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Autism Potty Training: 6 Expert Tips for Success!

Autism Potty Training: 6 Expert Tips for Success!

Those caring for children with autism frequently ask, “Do kids with autism have trouble with potty training?” ABA Centers of New Jersey highlight that children with autism may experience deficits in critical skills that impact their toileting routines. Consequently, we have compiled a comprehensive guide aimed at helping you understand these unique challenges and providing the necessary support for your loved ones to achieve this crucial developmental milestone.

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Young boy plays with toy rocket in recognition of May the 4th, Star Wars Day

May the 4th Be with You: ABA Centers New Jersey and Star Wars Day

ABA Centers of New Jersey is keenly aware of the profound impact this franchise has on children, especially those who find joy and solace within its imaginative universe. However, it does bear the question, “How can Star Wars help kids on the spectrum?” In the following, we’ll look at ways for parents and caregivers to utilize their children’s enthusiasm for Star Wars and similar fantasy franchises to encourage meaningful engagement, growth, and the exploration of their innate talents.

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7 Dimensions of ABA

The 7 Dimensions of ABA Impacting Autism Treatment

From difficulties in communication and social interaction to repetitive behaviors and sensory sensitivities, the impact of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on a child’s development can be profound. For families, witnessing their child struggle to connect with others or engage in everyday activities can be both heartbreaking and overwhelming. That’s why, in the search for support for individuals with ASD, many opt for ABA therapy, which is not new. Since 1968, Donald M. Baer, Montrose M. Wolf, and Todd R. Risley established the 7 dimensions of ABA that serve as a guide for therapists.

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Picky Eating with Autism: 7 Tips to Improve Mealtimes

Picky Eating with Autism: 7 Tips to Improve Mealtimes

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can sometimes have trouble adapting to new stimuli and incorporating changes into their routines. These challenges can complicate their daily lives in several ways many neurotypical folks never consider, including mealtimes. Children with autism who are selective eaters can feel uneasy trying new foods and may reject meals based on factors like color, texture, or food presentation.

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The Power of Connection: Understanding Eye Contact in Autism

The Power of Connection: Understanding Eye Contact in Autism

Eye contact is a critical aspect of communication and social interaction in humans. From the moment we are born, eye contact is a powerful tool for connecting with others. While each person living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unique, for many, maintaining eye contact can be challenging, and some avoid it altogether. Unfortunately, this can lead to miscommunications, social isolation, and worse outcomes for some. Ultimately, it is essential to understand eye contact in autism and why some ASD individuals struggle with it to support them better and improve their daily experiences.

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World Autism Awareness Day and Historical Advocacy Triumphs

World Autism Awareness Day and Historical Advocacy Triumphs

Why do we celebrate World Autism Awareness Day? At ABA Centers of New Jersey, we aim to share the history spanning over 60 years behind this day, observed annually on April 2. This day promotes advocacy for the rights and well-being of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), highlighting the involvement of global organizations such as the United Nations in this cause.

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