News

A spotlight on all things Catalight 

Article

Is Autism Spectrum Disorder Getting Lost in Behavioral Health Care?

A search for “behavioral health” in The New York Times and The Washington Post turned up 3,163 results in the past year, and searches for “substance use,” “opioids” and “opioid crisis” similarly turned up thousands of results. A search for “autism?” Just 213 search results in the same time period. The fact that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is getting …

A family plays on the beach.
Article

Tips for Summer Trips

Summer is a season of change. The established routines of the school year have come to an end and new patterns take their place. For many families, summer vacations are the ultimate change in their routine. If you have a child with autism, this can be both an opportunity and a challenge. With the Covid-19 …

News

Getting Ready for Summer Camp: Tips for Parents

While kids prepare and look forward to the fun of summer break, as a parent you may be feeling stressed about months of hectic schedules, impromptu events, and later bedtimes. Let’s face it, for parents, summer’s promise of fun can quickly become a difficult and stressful time. For families with autistic children or children with …

Press release

Study Suggests Parents Benefit When They Lead Care for Autistic Children

Families raising a child with autism often face significant challenges in ensuring their child receives proper care. Recent research shows a common treatment for autistic children may offer added benefits when led by parents, rather than paraprofessionals. Parents who lead the treatment see increased confidence in their parenting ability according to a study of 152 families with …

Promo banner: International Society for Autism Research 2023
Article

Catalight Selected to Deliver Two Presentations at International Society for Autism Research (INSAR 2023)

WALNUT CREEK, CA – Catalight, the nonprofit behavioral health care services provider and network manager, today announced that its researchers will be making two presentations at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR 2023), to be held in Stockholm from May 3 – 6, 2023. Both presentations reflect Catalight’s emphasis on empirically-based individualized treatment modalities, …

A father and daughter draw with color pencils.
Article

Paraprofessional-Mediated ABA: Do Hours Matter Anyway?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With the rates of ASD continuing to rise (Maenner et al., 2023) and all 50 states requiring behavioral health treatment for people with ASD (Straub et al., 2022) the demand for evidence-based intervention options for families continues to rise, …

A family makes color pencil art at a table.
Article

Does My Young Child Need ABA Every Day?

Applied behavior analysis or ABA is an intensive behavioral treatment for autism and related developmental disabilities. ABA has been shown to improve the communication and social skills of young children and decrease challenging behaviors. The fact that ABA is considered intensive is often interpreted as meaning very high ABA  hours or daily ABA. If you …

Catalyst - A Catalight newsletter

Sign up for the Catalyst monthly newsletter to find out what's new at Catalight.

Catalight

Sign up for Catalyst, the Catalight newsletter.

Catalight

Sign up for Catalyst, the Catalight newsletter.