I’m very excited for the opportunity to be a guest blogger for CARD. As a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) I play many roles: direct behavioral interventionist, parent trainer, staff trainer and lead writer/editor of the Autism Community website. Working with individuals with autism and their families is my life passion, but writing for and conversing with a worldwide audience allows me to interact with the whole autism community which is extremely fulfilling.
Our mission at the Autism Community is to provide useful information and resources to individuals autism, family members and professionals involved with people with autism. We have a plethora of information about autism, special education, teaching communication, and extensive teaching resources for families and professionals. Additionally, we are striving to help members of the autism community get connected with the support and services they need via our Community Center.
Every month we feature a different theme. This month our theme is social skills. We’re providing research-based information about techniques for teaching social skills, tips and tricks for families and teachers, information about books and curricula, and other resources for teaching social skills. Additionally, we are answering questions from community members about how to address specific areas of difficulty with their children/students. This example of one of our monthly themes illustrates how we are working to accomplish our mission. By providing families and professionals with information relevant to their areas of interest we are able to spark conversations within the community so we can all begin working together toward the bigger goal: supporting effective instruction for individuals with autism.
Please visit our website for more information and to connect with us directly.