The following documents are intended to be helpful for you in terms of making decisions regarding parenting strategies. As you already know, issues like communication, sleeping, toileting, and eating are complicated. The following documents are not intended to be complete HOW TO GUIDES, nor are they intended to replace professional guidance. They were developed based on published literature and clinical experience consistent with Best Practices. With these issues there are no quick fixes. Typically gains are the result of persistent and consistent efforts made by the caregivers.
This document provides basic strategies to use when giving directions to your child to help him or her become a more effective listener and thus better at following directions.
This document provides strategies for talking to your young child in ways that s/he is more likely to understand.
This document provides general guidelines regarding sleeping needs and strategies to employ if your child is having sleep problems (e.g., difficult sleep initiation, night time waking).
This document provides general guidelines regarding sleeping needs and strategies to employ if your child is having sleep problems (e.g., difficult sleep initiation, night time waking). Additional information relevant to Autism is included.
This document provides general guidelines regarding eating issues (e.g., food selectivity) common among children with Autism.
This document provides a definition of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and describes how it can be broadly rather than narrowly applied.
Nestled in a park-like setting and surrounded by a winding concrete path, this play area is accessible to all children. Additional features include:
- Traditional, adapted and tire swings
- Dance Chimes in memory of the League's longtime attorney, Dale J. Manchester and his daughter, Janey English.
- Wooded pathways
- Shaded picnic area
- Unique playhouses
- Enticing child-friendly landscaping and gardens
Above is an interactive bubble tower and on the right is a vibroacoustic water bed.
This interactive piece of equipment is called Musical Squares.
A lighted vibroacoustic ball bath. Here is the ball bath in use.
This boy is sitting on a vibroacoustic chaise with fiber optic cable on his lap and knees.
Here the child is enjoying the vibroacoustic chaise with fiber optic lights.
Here is the bubble tower in use in the dark. It has multiple color settings.
Looking at the bubble tower through the fiber optic cables over the waterbed.