Behavior Management

We are in the midst of a 2nd COVID-19 wave and it could get worse before it gets better. We know more than we did 8 months ago, and in partnership with the Childrens Specialized Hospital of NJ, ASF has compiled a summary of how to manage 10 Common Issues in the Second Wave of COVID-19. A short list of main points can be found here, but you can also find the full CSH presentation, which is friendly for phones and tablets, here.

Molly Reilly, a BCBA, shares her expertise on preventing problem behaviors with evidence based tools.

The University of Connecticut as developed and shared a free, web-based training program for caregivers of children with, and at risk for, autism spectrum disorders.   It is designed to educate caregivers in basic behavioral and naturalistic teaching principles, developmental milestones, and use of evidence-based intervention principles. The program can be accessed here.

Child Neurology Foundation hosted a conversation between Nathan Call, Clinical Director of the Marcus Autism Center, and Shelly Meitzler, a parent and Regional Program Manager, East for The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance to discuss Management of Disruptive and Harmful Behavior During COVID 19. Watch the video here.

IDEA has put together Questions and Answers on providing services to children with disabilities during the coronavirus outbreak. Click here to view.

The National Council on Severe Autism hosted a webinar to share best practices for preventing and managing severe autism behaviors at home. You can access a recording of the webinar here.

The National Council on Severe Autism created an online event for parents and caregivers to share stories, concerns, advice, and questions. Topics included everything from hand washing to mommy guilt during this time. You can view the recorded video here.

Amy Kelly, autism advocate and mom to a daughter with ASD and ID, shares her advice on managing children at home.

The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Relations Disabilities curated a fantastic list of resources such as social stories and visual tools for those working with individuals who have developmental disabilities, including special educators, therapists and families can be downloaded here and here.

Tamika Cody from News10 in Tampa interviewed local experts about things you can do at home with kids with autism during this challenging time, including dealing with playdates and boredom.

The National Council on Severe Autism hosted a webinar on tips for home activities for children and adults with autism with a focus on more severe end of the spectrum. Ideas for skill building, exercise and fun, maintaining your sanity, and managing behavior will be shared. You can access a recording of the webinar here.

The Center for Discovery has shared great ideas for indoor and outdoor activities for families in the time of coronavirus. Click here to view.