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Making the Holidays Autism-Friendly: A Guide to Inclusivity

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The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. But for individuals with autism, it can also be a time of stress, sensory overload, and exclusion. As we gather with our loved ones to decorate, cook, and exchange gifts, it’s important to remember that not everyone experiences the holidays in the same way.  […]

Empowering Autistic Children: Tips for Building Their Independence

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Raising an autistic child can have its challenges, but with the right strategies in place, you can support your child’s development and foster their independence. By understanding the needs of a child with autism, you can create a safe and supportive environment for them to thrive. We’ll be discussing how to develop a child’s independence […]

Tips to Ease Back to School for Children with Autism

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Going back to school can be a daunting and difficult process for children with autism. It can be a particularly trying time for both parents and children as the transition from summer vacation to the school routine can be a challenge.  There are many ways to make the back-to-school process easier, however. My World ABA […]

Sensory-Friendly Activities in Branson, Missouri

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Branson, Missouri, is a popular tourist destination because of its many malls, attractions, restaurants, and more. But finding family activities that are also sensory-friendly can sometimes be a challenge in a new area. My World ABA has compiled a list of sensory-friendly activities for families in Branson, Missouri. Silver Dollar City Branson’s world-famous theme park, […]

Sensory-Friendly Activities in Joplin, Missouri

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For some children with autism or other sensory disorders, it can be difficult to find accommodating activities. Many activities and venues aimed at kids are loud, bright, and, frankly, overwhelming.  Luckily, more and more places are starting to find ways to be inclusive and have events that all children can enjoy, including our autistic and […]

What Are the Benefits of ABA Therapy?

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ABA therapy has become the go-to for many children with an autism diagnosis. If your child has recently been diagnosed with autism or seems to be struggling in school or social situations, ABA therapy might be able to help. My World ABA explains the benefits of ABA therapy. What Is Autism? To understand why ABA […]

How Parents Can Help With ABA Therapy

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The purpose of Applied Behavior Therapy (ABA) is to help an autistic child learn behaviors that are positive and helpful while avoiding behaviors that can be damaging or disrupting. A large part of helping a child be successful in this therapy is parental understanding and involvement. My World ABA explains how parents can help with […]

What is an IEP and How Does Your Child Benefit From Having One?

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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 […]