10 New Year’s Resolutions to Support Autism

The new year is starting. A year where 1 of every 68 children born will eventually be diagnosed with autism, perhaps the defining disorder of our age. So whether you are directly affected or just know someone who is, here are a few things that you do to support autism. Treat your New Year's Resolutions Like Your Child's IEP Goals. Darren Sush, Psy., D BCBA-D, Psychology Today gives some 5 tips that make a lot of sense. Define your target behaviors Get personal Establish your baseline Make goals achievable Set benchmark goals For details visit Treat Your New Year's Resolution [...]

By |2020-01-28T08:39:34-05:00 |Blog|2 Comments

The ABLE Act Q&A

UPDATE: The ABLE Act is starting to get implemented. Virginia is the first state.   On Friday, the President signed into law the ABLE act of 2014. ABLE stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience. The bill amends the Internal Revenue code of 1986 to establish tax-free ABLE accounts for the longterm care of family members with disabilities. ABLE will now allow for tax-free savings accounts similar to the 529 college savings program. Most importantly, the ABLE act supplements other government assistance programs it does not replace them. Believe it or not, before this tax code change, individuals with disabilities were discouraged from [...]

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