Episode One – Beyond Behavior: Measuring Quality of Life in Autism 

Catalight is changing how the world supports people with autism along with other intellectual and developmental disabilities. We’re building a more equitable future through innovative care solutions, research and open conversations. Join us as we explore groundbreaking research, hear from experts and uncover new ways to empower individuals and families. Together, we can create a world where everyone thrives.

In this conversation, Lindsey Sneed, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and Brian Middleton, M.Ed., IBA, BCBA, LBA, discuss the importance of individualized care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), particularly focusing on the autistic community. They emphasize the need to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach – instead promoting awareness, acceptance, inclusion and belonging. They also highlight the role of caregivers and the challenges they face, emphasizing the need for support and understanding. The conversation explores the concept of boundaries and rules, as well as the importance of incorporating the voice of the autistic individual in care models.


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June 26, 2024


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Catalight breaks down barriers and biases to create a more equitable world so people with developmental disabilities can choose their path. Catalight provides access to innovative, individualized care services, clinical research and advocacy — all powered by intelligent technology. Through the work of affiliate partners, Easterseals Hawaii and Easterseals Northern California, Catalight and its family of companies support people with developmental disabilities and their families across their care journey. 

The Catalight family of companies is one of the largest behavioral health networks in the nation with more than 14,000 practitioners serving 20,000 clients and families every day. Backed by more than a decade of experience and a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, we are reimagining the way people with developmental disabilities and their families experience healthcare. Catalight’s goal is to ensure that individuals and families receive timely access to evidence-based treatment, including naturalistic developmental and language-based services, applied behavior analysis, occupational therapy and speech therapy. 

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