5 Steps to Take When Your Child With Autism Becomes Aggressive

Aggression in children with autism, often more prevalent than with neurotypical children, can be a distressing challenge for families. Fear of potential behaviors, and the resulting embarrassment and stress, can significantly limit family outings. As these children grow, their physical strength increases, making it more difficult and sometimes impossible for parents to manage the aggressive …

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What is Stimming?

Parents of children with autism often state that some of the first atypical behaviors they noticed in their children were repetitive movements such as hand flapping, body rocking, or pacing. These self-stimulation behaviors, or “stimming,” are one of the key parts of an autism diagnosis.   But what many people do not realize is how diverse …

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Your Rights for ABA Under New Hampshire State Law

So you have been recommended ABA by your doctor, but you’re not sure how your insurance will cover it.  Fortunately, New Hampshire requires meaningful coverage for autism, which includes therapies such as ABA, under state regulated plans. New Hampshire’s autism insurance bill, HB 569, was enacted in 2010 and became effective on January 1, 2011. 

What is ABA Therapy?

When your child is diagnosed with autism, you are presented with numerous therapy options, one of which is ABA Therapy, which we use here at Ready Set Connect.  ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. In this therapy, behavior is modified using positive reinforcement. A therapist will set goals for a skill or behavior for the …

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