Let Talents Lead when Teaching Kids with Autism

Educational objects on table

Academic achievement and life skills seem to be emphasised when educating children with autism (“Day centre in Clementi for adults with autism”; Jan 8). Perhaps the objective is to reduce the burden on caregivers: The children are preoccupied with academic studies, so they don’t get into trouble. They also learn basic skills to take care […]

The Truth About The Competition

Autism Awareness

To assist parents in making the right choice, we would like to share some questionable tactics that some autism businesses use. We hope that doing so will help to raise the quality of autism therapy services, and prevent parents from falling victim to some questionable businesses. Competitor A: Turn and churn, well-marketed expensive therapy centre […]

Parents Don’t Cause Autism, but They Can Make a Difference

Since the condition was first recognised in the 1940s, parents have been and felt blamed for their children’s autism. Today, most people no longer believe this, but a lingering doubt continues to niggle many parents. Autism was first identified in the era of psychoanalysis, when professionals looked closely at relationships to explain disability and mental […]

Book of the Month: Capturing the Motivation of Children

This month, we selected a book that we think would allow parents to have a more complete understanding of how to deal with their child’s lack of motivation. To help an individual with autism learn critical new skills and willingly participate in social interactions, a parent or educator needs to know how to capture the […]

Training with Dr. James Partington on December 3

5 young school kids with hand drawn bags

As part of ARN’s vigorous staff training, we invited Dr James Partington down this week to take us through the many facets of dealing with kids with autism and other developmental delays. Dr Partington is the developer of the ABLLS-R, pioneering the inclusion of verbal behavior into applied behavioral analysis. He oversees and steers the […]