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Q&A with Alissa – Remediation for Autism with RDI®

Parents are empowered to guide their child’s mental growth during everyday interactions. Alissa is currently completing her training to become a Certified RDI® Consultant. Relationship Development Intervention® (RDI®) is fairly new to the Autism world, comparatively speaking. RDI® uses innovations and current research about brain development to build social and emotional skills for children with […]

Hope for your child with Autism

Hope that your child with Autism can achieve.

Your child with Autism can achieve mental growth, and they can develop real and authentic skills that will lead to a happy life. To parents, receiving the label of “Autism” for your child can be devastating. As a professional working with children and families who have received the diagnosis, I see this often in my […]

Though current research has opened our understanding of Autism, there still seems to be a lot of mystery about the condition.

What is Autism?

What is Autism… in plain language? Though current research has opened our understanding of Autism, there still seems to be a lot of mystery about the condition. You might ask this question to 10 people, and you will likely find you get 10 different answers. Though current research has opened our understanding of Autism, there […]

Autism remediation, not just compensation

Autism therapy – remediation, not just compensation.

Therapy can remediate the core deficits of Autism, aiming higher than simply compensating for the challenges a child faces in their life. When I start working with a new family, part of the process of getting to know the child with Autism and their family involves talking about therapies they are doing or have done […]

Autistic child with parents

Parents help their child with Autism

Parents are the most important people for a child with Autism. This statement sounds redundant, but it’s something I find myself discussing with parents I work with – a lot! If I share one tip with parents of children with Autism (actually any parents), it’s to remember that you are the most important people for […]