Jan 17, 2022

A Day in the Life of a Registered Behavior Technician

Grace Alarcon is sitting next to Peter* at a toddler-size table, unpacking his lunch. It’s Peter’s first day back at Potential after injuring himself a couple of weeks earlier. He’s reluctantly wearing a sling and desperate…

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Dec 22, 2021

Traveling with an Autistic Child Doesn’t Need to Be So Daunting

A vacation can be an adventure through an unfamiliar destination. It can also be a reprieve from everyday routines. But those very qualities can make the mere thought of travelling anxiety-inducing for a parent of a child with…

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Dec 17, 2021

Tips to Help Your Autistic Child Embrace the Holidays

Bright lights. Elaborate decorations. Gifts! There’s so much to love about the holidays. But for someone with autism spectrum disorder, it can be the most stressful time of year. “While the holidays are very exciting, they’re…

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Dec 8, 2021

How to Plan for a Happy Holiday Break with a Child with Autism

Many of us equate holiday vacations with a much-needed hiatus from daily stressors. But a child with autism can have a very different perspective. “One of the core deficits of autism is restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped…

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