The Autism Divide in Ontario

Whether or not you know and love someone with Autism in Ontario, you’ve probably heard more about Autism lately than ever before. Recent cuts to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) have brought widespread protest, condemnation and sheer outrage from parents, therapists, educators and families. The OAP has had many failures to launch and been fraught … Continue reading The Autism Divide in Ontario

5 things I learned about fostering communication in children with exceptionalities…

1) Be vigilante about positive reinforcement vs negative   reinforcement      So often we focus on the treats  and stickers and checkmarks our children earn while working towards a new goal as the source of positive reinforcement. For some parents this even creates another conflict because they feel they are being forced into a “bribe” … Continue reading 5 things I learned about fostering communication in children with exceptionalities…