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Autism in the Family: How to Ensure All Siblings Feel Equally Loved

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Having a child with autism can bring immense love, joy, and challenges to a family. While every child is unique and deserves equal love and attention, it can be challenging to balance the needs of a child with autism with those of their siblings.  As parents, we want to ensure that all our children feel […]

Sensory Play Techniques for Autistic Children

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As a parent of an autistic child, you may have noticed that your child may struggle with processing and understanding sensory information. This can lead to difficulties in everyday tasks and challenges in social interactions. However, sensory play can be a great way to help your child regulate and integrate their senses, improving their overall […]

Autism and Affirmation: Encouraging Positive Self-Image in Kids

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As parents, caregivers, or educators of children on the autism spectrum, we understand the often unique challenges they face when it comes to self-esteem and self-perception. However, we also know that every child deserves to feel confident and empowered in their own skin. That’s why we’re here to share some tips and insights on how […]

Sensory-Friendly Activities in Springfield, MO

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Children with autism are often very sensitive to bright lights, loud sounds or music, and bustling atmospheres. This can make it difficult for them to enjoy typical childhood outings because they become over-simulated and may not want to participate. Fortunately, more and more venues are creating sensory-friendly events for children on the autism spectrum and […]

How to Explain Autism to Kids

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If your child is meeting a new friend that is autistic, you might be wondering how to best explain what that means. Explaining in a positive way that they understand can help them to be more caring and accepting. My World ABA gives some tips on how to explain autism to kids. Autism Can Be […]

Tips for Helping Your Autistic Child Through Change in Routine

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For autistic children, a sudden change can be incredibly stressful. Whether the change is something small, like visiting a new doctor, or something large, like staying overnight somewhere, the sudden disruption of routine can cause the child anxiety. My World ABA explains some tips for helping your child deal with a change in routine. Routines […]

What is an IEP, and How Does It Benefit Your Child?

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In public education, there is no one-size-fits-all method for learning, especially for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some autistic children learn well in a standard school setting and may even excel well above their peers in subjects. For others, they learn best in a more personalized environment, and that is where IEPs come […]

Sensory Overload in ASD: What is Sensory Overload and What Parents Can Do to Help

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If you are a parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you have likey encountered a situation of sensory overload. At My World ABA, we understand the potential challenges in navigating sensory overload and we are here to help you navigate some key facts about it and what distinguishes it from other challenging […]

ABA Therapy FAQs

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My World ABA focuses on creating an environment for children with autism to learn, feel included, and become more independent through ABA therapy. Many parents do not understand the scope of ABA therapy and what it involves. This guide aims to answer any questions or concerns you may have before enrolling your child in our […]

How Play Therapy Can Help Children With Autism From My World ABA

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Play therapy is a great way to learn more about your child’s needs without restricting or controlling their environment. Children with disabilities have specific ways of learning and understanding themselves in a confusing world. Today, My World ABA discusses how play therapy helps children with autism.  How Does A Child With Autism Play  Often children […]