At the Caterpillar Autism Leaning Center, we are offering an autism-friendly learning environment as an alternative to traditional preschool-like settings. Enrollment for Fall is now open!
Have you ever wondered if ABA can help with anything other than autism? It certainly can! Read along to learn how to apply ABA to improve the quality of your daily life, as well as the lives of those around you!
We have talked before about potty training and have provided some tips to help your child get ready for the change. Are you ready to start? Read along for tips that will help you along the way! (If you haven't already, first read our previous blog post titled "Potty Training: 4 Ways To Prepare Before You Start").
Potty training can be a challenge for parents across the board, and every child responds to it differently. At GBC aba, we have put together some tips to help guide you as you approach potty training with your child.
GBC aba is thrilled to bring ABA services to Peoria and Normal! Please join us as we celebrate our Grand Opening with ribbon cutting ceremonies!
While summer may be a time of year that most people look forward to, it can be a potentially stressful time for some. Without routine and structure, individuals with autism and their families may find summer to be a difficult time. However, one simple step can help overcome this challenge! Read along to learn how.
ABA is widely used as therapy for individuals with autism, to support them in learning skills that help with daily living. As ABA has gained popularity over the years, it has also gained some misconceptions. Read along as we debunk the myth that ABA is abusive and learn how it aims to help.
Is your child frustrated by not being able to complete tasks on their own? Do you feel helpless because you don't know what to do to support them? Every child learns in different ways, and prompting can be tailored to meet your child at their level to help them succeed and build independence!
We know ABA therapy works. Then why aren’t more people getting it? Read along to learn about common barriers, and why we owe it to individuals with autism to make ABA services avaialble to them.
Social skills help us connect with others and build meaningful relationships with the humans around us. We start developing them from a very early age as we go through daily life experiences. Is there someone in your life who is not picking up these skills from their natural environment? There are ways we can help!
Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) is the implementation of applied behavior analysis in the workplace, to seek desired results and influence staff behaviors. Wanting to drive success and create meaningful change in your workplace? Look no further - OBM may be the answer!
Creative play is a great way to create organic learning opportunities within your environment, by reusing the materials you have available in your space with a different approach. By doing so, creative play makes learning fun and can be personalized to cater to your learner’s specific interests!
Change can be difficult for all individuals, especially when it comes to going back to school after a long summer off! Children with autism may have a particularly tough time with changes in their schedule and routine. We have outlined 8 simple steps that can help prepare your child for their first day back to school!
While holidays are an enjoyable time for most, they can be a tough time for with individuals with autism. Holidays bring about changes in schedules and settings, which are some common stressors. We have outlined 7 valuable tips to make the holidays a little less stressful and a lot more fun for everyone in your family.
Knowing what to expect from an ABA company can be puzzling, especially if you are just starting this journey. To make the process easier for you, we have created a list of helpful resources and important questions that you should ask to allow yourself to make informed decisions.
ABA offers research-based principles to influence behavior change in a meaningful way. Along with being most widely used as an evidence-based treatment approach for autism, research has also shown that ABA is effective in substance abuse treatment, brain injury rehabilitation, changing workplace behavior, among others.
Being a parent of a child with autism can be a unique journey - one that only another autism parent can fully understand or relate to. Read along to hear the perspective of a mom who not only has a child with autism, but also works in the field of applied behavior analysis.
When the weather is nice outside, outdoor activities are a wonderful way to bring your family together and have fun! Are you worried that your child may not enjoy them? We have shared 5 ideas for popular outdoor activities, along with tips on how they can be made to accommodate your child’s needs!