Important Autism, Neurodivergence & ABA Therapy Resources


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Perhaps you’ve just received an autism or neurodivergent diagnosis from a primary care provider, and you’re wondering just what happens now. Maybe you’ve been in the applied behavior analysis world for a while, and you’re looking for a new option for your family. Let us first say: Welcome. We understand that this can be a stressful time where you need information, but you don’t need to be overloaded by that information. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the frequently asked questions we’re often getting from families, so you can find the information you need from a source you trust.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Applied Behavior Therapy

Find answers to your questions about Blossoming Behavior and ABA therapy today. Need an answer and don’t see it here? Contact us so we can help guide you and your family down the right path.

What is autism?

Autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control, is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting families around the country and the world. Autism is characterized by a variety of factors, including poor communication, social-emotional reciprocity, and social awareness. It can also present as a rigidit in behaviors that include vocal and motor stereotypy. Because the condition is life long and often manifests in early childhood, it can be helpful for expert analysts like us at Blossoming Behavior to step in early and help both families and children with autism navigate this unique condition. 

Learn more about how our Services are designed to help your child with autism today. 

What does it mean to be neurodivergent?

Neurodiversity is exactly what it sounds like: a brain that functions a bit differently from what the general population considers neurotypical. Neurodiversity expresses itself in a variety of ways, from small tics or social quirks to diagnosable conditions including autism, dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia, Tourette’s Syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more. 

Learn more about our services designed to help neurodiverse individuals. 

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

ABA is considered one of the most effective options for treating disorders on the autism spectrum. In fact, it has even been endorsed by the US Surgeon General.

The best way to summarize ABA is that it’s a method for teaching social behaviors that help a child with autism interact with the world around them. Our goal is to reinforce productive behavior, manage challenging behavior, and teach the behaviors that will help your child function in home, school, and throughout their community. Using ABA, we’ll adjust your child’s environment to help influence or dissuade certain behaviors.

The most important thing to remember is that ABA is a guideline, and we modify those guidelines to suit your family’s needs. Check our Services to learn more. 

How Does ABA Help My Child?

Our practioners offer a holistic approach to ABA when applied to your family. They’ll help your child with:

  • Language
  • Executive functions, including memory, flexibility, problem-solving and more
  • Adaptive skills
  • Play skills
  • Academics
  • Social skills
  • Emotional Cognition
  • Motor skills
  • Behavioral skills
  • Communication, including both verbal and non-verbal
  • Feeding, including food selectivity and culturally-appropriate dining preferences
  • Self-stimulatory management aka stimming
  • Sleeping habits
  • Living skills

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My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism or a Neurodivergent Condition. Now What?

Now that your child has been diagnosed, we encourage you to contact us. We’ll contact you to learn more about your needs, do a personal assessment of your family and child, and integrate with your child’s care team to build the right plan for you and your family. From there, we offer ongoing consultations, monitoring, support, and education to ensure you and your child have everything you need to be successful. 

Learn more about our Services today.

What If I Can’t Afford ABA Therapy?

Most health insurance plans offer options for ABA therapy. If you do not have insurance, we will work with you to build a plan that works for your family and your budget.

What Is Family Systems Theory?

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How Does My Culture Impact ABA Therapy?

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