Managing Back-to-School Anxiety for Children with Autism
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by Diana Gomez
6d ago
Table of Contents How do you deal with anxiety going back to school? As summer draws to a close and the new school year looms, many families begin to prepare for the back-to-school anxiety. For children with autism, this period can be challenging. The disruption of routines, new environments, and increased expectations can trigger anxiety and stress. Over the summer, children often transition into vacation mode, enjoying camps, special events, and other activities that differ significantly from their school routines. Returning to the structured environment of school after a season of flex ..read more
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The Parity Act for Autism Coverage: Making ABA Therapy Accessible
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by Diana Gomez
1w ago
Table of Contents Is Autism Covered Under Insurance? The challenges faced by individuals with autism and their families are multifaceted, especially when it comes to accessing necessary treatments and therapies. The Parity Act for autism coverage aims to address these challenges by ensuring equitable access to mental health services, including those for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). When a family receives an autism diagnosis for their child, one of their immediate questions is: “Is autism covered under insurance?” It’s no secret that medical insurance often includes small print, numerou ..read more
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Working with Autism and Sensory Sensitivities: 3 ABA Tips!
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by B Marie
3w ago
Table of Contents How Can Individuals with Autism and Sensory Sensitivities Thrive at Work? When thinking about the workplace, many of us visualize a bustling atmosphere filled with conversations, ringing phones, and the hum of activity. For many neurotypical folks, this experience is not always fun. However, it’s, at the very least, tolerable. Unfortunately, for some individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the noisy, chaotic environment many consider typical in employment can be overwhelming. Working with autism can be difficult for some with the condition due to the sensory sens ..read more
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Miami Herald Spotlights Autism Acceptance Night
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by Anderson Carmona
3w ago
This past April, ABA Centers of Florida treated its kiddos to a night out at the ballpark for Autism Acceptance Night at the Miami Marlins’ hometown field, loanDepot park. Many lifelong memories were made that night and we’re excited that the experience gets to live on thanks to this article in the Miami Herald. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/article289221254.html While Autism Acceptance Night has come and gone for 2024, neuro-inclusivity lives on at loanDepot park! The ABA Centers Sensory Room can be found on the fifth floor (Legends Level) and is a place of solace for guest ..read more
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Jensen Beach Clinic Grand Opening on ABC
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by Fredy Gonzalez
3w ago
ABA Centers of Florida held a grand opening for its new Jensen Beach autism care center on Friday, June 6th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the state-of-the-art facility.  WPBF ABC 25 News covered the event, which was attended by community members, friends, and partners.  The WPBF News team highlighted what sets ABA Centers of Florida apart – our compassion for our kiddos and the efficiency with which we serve them. Featured in on-camera interviews were our Chief Clinical Officer, Quatiba Davis, and Assistant Clinical Director, Cynthia Shogreen. ABA Centers of Florida look ..read more
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WPBF ABC 25 Highlights What Makes ABA Centers of Florida So Special
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by James Fredrick
1M ago
ABA Centers of Florida celebrated the opening of our new Jensen Beach Autism Care Center on Friday, June 6th! We hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil this state-of-the-art facility, representing our ongoing commitment to providing exceptional care to children with autism throughout the Sunshine State. WPBF ABC 25 joined the grand opening festivities and compiled an amazing segment on just what makes this clinic so special. Watch it here: https://www.wpbf.com/article/autism-therapy-center-expands-treasure-coast/61019602  ..read more
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Christopher Barnett, Founder & CEO of ABA Centers, Named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2024 Florida Winner by EY
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by James Fredrick
1M ago
This evening, Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) named Christopher Barnett, Founder & CEO of ABA Centers, as a winner of its Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Florida Award. This latest achievement advances Mr. Barnett to the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Awards.   Now in its 38th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive business award for audacious leaders who disrupt markets, revolutionize sectors, and have a transformational impact on lives. For nearly four decades, the program has recognized daring entrepreneurs with big ideas and bold actions that reshape ..read more
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Supporting Parents of Children with Autism: 5 Steps to Ease the Burden
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by Laura Corzo
1M ago
Table of Contents How do we support families with autism? Supporting parents of children with autism: Autism is one of the most prevalent developmental disabilities in the State of Florida. According to the latest statistics, one in 36 children under the age of 8 receives a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The increasing prevalence of autism leads us to believe that you most likely know someone on the spectrum, whether it’s an acquaintance, a friend, a family member, or even your child. In this context, a crucial question arises: how do we support families with autism? Support ..read more
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ABA Centers of Florida Unveils New Location for Its Treasure Coast Autism Care Center
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by Anderson Carmona
1M ago
Larger Space Will Provide Even More Children with the Autism Care That They Need – Quickly Today, ABA Centers of Florida hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Jensen Beach to unveil its newest Treasure Coast autism care center. ABA Centers of Florida provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy services to children with autism through a play-based approach rooted in positive reinforcement. The organization was founded to disrupt the autism care industry by demolishing wait times traditionally experienced by those in search of a diagnosis or treatment. It’s common for families to be waitliste ..read more
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Playdates in Autism: Navigating Challenges and Strategies
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by Diana Gomez
1M ago
Table of Contents Why is playdates difficult for children with autism? For many of us, playing with other kids and friends was a natural and fundamental part of our childhood. We fondly remember neighborhood games, adventures at school recess, and exciting weekend get-togethers with friends. These interactions were spontaneous and without much effort. However, playdates in autism are different experiences and are not always so natural. Differences in communication and the way they relate to others can make play a significant challenge. Why is playdates difficult for children with autism ..read more
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