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Applied Behavior Analysis and Modern Autism Care

Modern care for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has expanded beyond the paraprofessional delivered “gold standard” of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) over the past few years. It’s a move driven by several key factors: research demonstrating ABA is most effective with a subset of the ASD population, the breadth of ASD research that is driving clinical …

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Catalight Honored as a Healthy People 2030 Champion from Department of Health and Human Services

Citing the company’s bold vision for the future, Catalight was recently named a Healthy People 2030 Champion by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).   Catalight is one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of autism and developmental disabilities care services and research. This alignment underscores …

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A Fun Halloween for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Halloween is a fun time for kids to dress up and explore their favorite interests, stories and characters. At the same time, the experience can be overwhelming for children with developmental disabilities. Scary costumes, flashing lights, loud noises and other sensory stimuli can get in the way of having a good time. Here are a …

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Highlights from the First Session of Catalight’s Three-Part Webinar Series “Flexible Treatment Options: One Size Doesn’t Fit All”

Care options for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs) have expanded in recent years. The expansion is driven by a variety of factors: policy focused on equal care and coverage, a deeper understanding of ASD and I/DDs, changing expectations of clients and their families and the emerging focus …

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Equity in Behavioral Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health equity is a state in which everyone has an equal opportunity to be as healthy as possible. That includes physical as well as behavioral health. However, achieving health equity has long faced many barriers. People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other intellectual and developmental …

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Learn More About Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

Did you know over seven million people in the U.S. have an intellectual disability (ID)?1 Within in this group, about one or two percent of the individuals have what we call profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD).2 Today, we’re going to take a closer look at what life is like for this small population of people …

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The Term Neurodiversity Is Good, But Not Good Enough

Twenty-five years ago this month, the word neurodiversity appeared in print in a September 1998 article in The Atlantic. Judy Singer, an Australian social scientist, introduced the word in reference to autism. In 2000, Kassiane Asasumasu, an activist for the neurodiversity movement, coined the term neurodivergent to refer to any person whose development was nontypical. Movements …

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Telehealth: Is it Right for Parents and Children?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of telehealth for autism and other developmental disorders has exploded. Now that we are mostly post-pandemic, many parents are asking: “Is telehealth still the right choice for my child’s treatment?” There is no single answer. Below are several considerations for parents to keep in mind if they are thinking …

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