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Having access to treatment is life-changing

Maura Buckley, former product manager for UDiscovering, and Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at the UMMS Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, talked about their experiences related to accessing health care and behavioral services for children with autism spectrum disorder, in a segment of WCVB-TV’s Chronicle.

ABA can teach in unexpected ways

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) may not seem like the most creative therapy on the surface — but in fact, ABA can be as creative as a therapist and child want! There are so many creative ways to reinforce behaviors with ABA. Learn how Maura Buckley used video modeling to teach her son a new behavior.

We come together

Product Manager, Maura Buckley, reflects on the Autism Society’s National Conference and the important connections that bring us hope, knowledge, support, and a sense of community. “We come together and go forward together with unity and hope.”

Like UDiscovering on Facebook!

Like us on Facebook for UDiscovering updates, product discount codes, and important articles and studies about autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The UDiscovering Facebook page is approaching a network of 2,000 individuals and organizations — including parents, professionals, and others affected by or interested in intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A heartfelt thank-you to professionals who work with families touched by autism

Spending time with autism professionals at the ABAI Annual Convention reminds me how these compassionate and focused individuals helped improve the lives of my children. Here’s a shout-out to these driven men and women for walking with us, guiding us, and letting us know that we’re not alone.

Video Blog: Richard Fleming, Ph.D., talks about UDiscovering's new autism training resource

Dr. Fleming, behavioral psychologist and course developer at UMass Medical School's Shriver Center, talks about Discovering Behavioral Intervention (DBI) — a new autism training resource for parents and professionals. "With [DBI], you’ll learn the ins and outs of applied behavior analysis and get an invaluable inside look at families coping with the challenges of raising a child with autism."

The Massachusetts Sibling Support Network: Supporting Siblings of People with Disabilities

As featured in The Shriver Center Spotlight, Emily Rubin, Director of Sibling Support at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center and President of the Massachusetts Sibling Network, talks about the unique, often challenging, and potentially rewarding experience of growing up with a brother or sister with a disability.

With autism prevalence growing, more families need support and education

As a parent, I don’t need to look at official estimates to know that the prevalence of autism is increasing. I see it every day. The waiting lists for autism-related services are longer, resources continue to tighten within our schools, health care providers are under increasing demands, and many families struggle to find access to appropriate therapies.

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