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How Shakespearean Therapy Helps Kids with Autism

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Autism Awareness, Autism Treatments, Education & Autism, Learning Style Differences 20 January 2017 · 133 views
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It’s no surprise that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have unique needs, and there are now many therapeutic approaches and methods to help these children learn social skills. Since many children with ASD struggle with maintaining eye contact, recognizing emotions, and taking tur...


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A New Precedent for Autism Coverage Under UnitedHealthcare

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Autism Treatments 21 December 2016 · 189 views
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For years, autism activists have been working with state legislatures to require insurance companies to provide covered care for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other autism treatments. Big strides were made with Obamacare, with 29 states in the Health Insurance Marketplace now covering ABA as an Essential Health Benefit. This allows residents of 29 s...


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3 Successful Non-Aversive Autism Treatment Strategies

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Research & Autism, Autism Treatments, Autism Awareness, Early Intervention 11 November 2016 · 241 views

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Among the many challenges that parents face when their child is diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum, one of the most important decisions is how to go about treatments. There are a litany of options available to parents and caretakers, and deciding which works best for their family can...


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Weighted Blanket for Sensory Needs

Posted by jennybyers , in Learning Style Differences, Autism Treatments, Autism Awareness 29 November 2015 · 981 views
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Weighted Blanket for Sensory Needs Weighted Blankets MN makes customized blankets at an affordable price for people all over the world. Read the story below to hear a customer's experience with Weighted Blankets MN.

"We purchased a weighted blanket to help our daughter to decompress after her school day as well as to help her to be able to sleep through the night in her own bed. W...


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ABA Therapy Initial Assessment Authorizations—How to Maximize Each Auth

Posted by Robinsons2 , in ABA Therapy Billing, Autism Treatments, Applied Behavior Analysis, Uncategorized 29 July 2015 · 927 views
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ABA Therapy Initial Assessment Authorizations—How to Maximize Each Auth Tips for ABA Therapy intake or authorization coordinators to ensure maximized authorization for the most billable hours for your client’s initial assessment and examples of authorization processes by insurance company.

You have followed our ABA Therapy Eligibility guide  , and you are now certain that your client has ABA Therapy coverage. Excellent!...


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In Recognition of Autism Awareness Month, VOR Speaks Out About National Crisis: A Lack of Choice, Quality and True Person-Centered Care For The Disabl

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In Recognition of Autism Awareness Month, VOR Speaks Out About National Crisis: A Lack of Choice, Quality and True Person-Centered Care For The Disabl For Immediate Release
For more information: Julie Huso, VOR Executive Director, jhuso@vor.net ; 605-370-4652

Elk Grove Village, IL – April 15, 2015:  Across the country, tens of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, are suffering due to lack of access to appropriate care and services.

The numbers representing presen...


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Home is the Where the Heart is: The Coalition for Community Choice (CCC) is a unified voice for increasing options and decreasing barriers to housing

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Home is the Where the Heart is: The Coalition for Community Choice (CCC) is a unified voice for increasing options and decreasing barriers to housing By Tamie Hopp , Director of Government Relations & Advocacy, VOR ; and Desiree Kameka , Director of Community Education & Advocacy, Madison House Autism Foundation
Excerpts ; Originally published in EP (Exceptional Parent) Magazine (April 2014)  

Did you know…  
In the next decade, over 800,000 on the autism spectrum will transition to adulthoo...


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Food Matters for Children with Autism

Posted by NourishingHope , in Autism Treatments, Diet & Nutrition 04 October 2013 · 956 views
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Food Matters for Children with Autism

Food Matters for Children with Autism

By Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant

Author, Nourishing Hope for Autism


For every disease or disorder: from diabetes to heart disease, celiac or IBS…food matters.

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine taught us to “let food be your...


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Why Collaborate?

Posted by tlvail , in Speech & Language Therapy, Autism Treatments, Applied Behavior Analysis 10 September 2013 · 894 views
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Why Collaborate?

Why Collaborate?


By Tracy Vail,MS,CCC/SLP

Let's Talk Speech & Language


Wikpedia defines Collaboration as follows:  “Collaboration is working with each other to do a task.   It is a recursive process where two or more people...