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ACTers of the Month – Cierra!

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Cierra has really worked hard to develop her skills and is doing an excellent job!  In her spare time, Cierra likes to run, hike, visit with friends and family, and see movies.  Congratulations, Cierra!

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks

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ACTers of the Month – Trish!

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Trish is dedicated, passionate about helping families, and willing to work through challenges to be successful.  When Trish is not working, she loves to listen to live music and spend time with her three sons.

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A New Tool For Your Toolbox: Omission Training

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When parents and professionals want to reduce a problem behavior, they often choose a replacement behavior as part of the behavior plan. A replacement behavior allows the child to meet his or her needs using an appropriate behavior instead of the problem behavior. For example, if a child is crying because she wants a break,

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ACTers of the Month – Jason!

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Jason has been an ACTer for a long time, and his patience, skill and dedication to both his cases, co-workers and ACT have always made him stand out.  When Jason is not at work, he enjoys snowboarding, painting, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his friends and family.

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Medication Toolkit

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Today the Autism Treatment Network announced a new toolkit for parents who are considering having their child take medication for challenging behavior. The toolkit is designed to help parents understand the possible risks and benefits of different medications and help parents clarify the goals and values that are most important to them. The download request

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The Amazing Dragon Story

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A Creative Story by an ACT 3rd Grader Once upon a time in a far away land, there was a dragon named Trenton.  He lived in an ice castle, but one day, he blew fire and melted his castle when he became mad.  Then he went into the rainforest.   He yawned and accidently made a

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ACTers of the Month – Katie!

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Katie is new to ACT but has already impressed us with her hard work, knowledge of the field of education, and affinity for teaching children.  In her spare time, Katie enjoys playing soccer, taking her son to the beach and reading books.

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Tips for Facilitating A Successful Playdate

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Tips for Facilitating a Successful Play-Date: http://www.act4autism.com/blog/2011/06/facilitating-a-successful-play-date/

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