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ACTers of the Month! – Aimee

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Aimee was named ACTer of the month for her positive attitude and dedication to each of her cases.  Aimee enjoys spending time with her family and playing tennis.

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ACTers of the Month! – Terynn

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Terynn was recognized for her skill and enthusiasm.  When Terynn is not working or studying, she likes to exercise and cook new dishes for her friends and family.

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ACTers of the Month! – Trish

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Trish has been a dedicated ACT therapist since 2004. When Trish is not working hard she spends time with her three sons, one of whom has Autism. She also enjoys listening to live music.

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks

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How to Use a Star Chart

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How to Use a Reinforcement System: Another Tool for Your Behavior Toolbox  One of the most effective and efficient ways of letting a child know that he or she is making good decisions is with a reinforcement system.  In a reinforcement system a child gets to see the positive outcome of good behavior.  A reinforcer

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Facilitating a Successful Play Date

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One of the most important and helpful things parents can do for their child with Autism is give them plenty of opportunities to interact socially with others.   Facilitated play dates are an excellent way to do this.  Facilitating a play date involves helping your child interact socially when he needs the additional assistance.  This might

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Hailey’s Story

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ACT would like to introduce our readers to another charming eleven-year-old girl named Hailey.  Hailey is a happy, sweet and affectionate child who loves to be with her friends, watch the High School Musical movies, and sing Hannah Montana songs.  Hailey’s parents recall that when she was young, she had extremely limited language.  At four

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Rachel’s Story

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ACT would like to introduce our readers to a remarkable young girl named Rachel!  Rachel is a bright, active, and easy going eight-year-old who loves to ride her bike and spend time with her family.   When Rachel was just 18 months old her parents, Connie and Robert, brought her to ACT.  Connie recalls that during

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Stress & Coping for Parents

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Daily Stress, Well-Being and Coping for Parents of Children with Autism (Pottie & Ingram, 2008) Few studies have attempted to understand how parents of children with Autism cope with the daily demands of raising a child with special needs.  Pottie and Ingram state that the goal of this study was to identify the ways parents

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