Clinical staff from our programs and centers contribute to these columns, which are frequently published online and in newspapers and magazines.

Categories Include:

Applied behavior analysis (ABA)
Autism spectrum disorder / developmental disabilities
Brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders
Consultation to schools
COVID-19 topics


Choose your category below and browse through our selection of columns.

Selected category: ASD and DD, Adult-focused

Psychiatric Care Can Benefit Some Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
"Scheduling" Positive Reinforcement to Improve Behavior
AAC Helps Individuals with Communication Challenges Have a Voice
Adults with ASD Coping with COVID-19
Aging Adults with Special Needs Benefit From Applied Behavior Analysis
​Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Can Help Adults with Special Needs
Behavior Contracts
Behavior Support Plans for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Behavior-specific Praise Reinforces Good Behavior
Celebrating the Special Qualities of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Can Help People on the Autism Spectrum
Communication Skills Can Help Individuals with Special Needs Express Pain, Avoid Acting Out
COVID-19: Staying Connected During the Holidays
Dealing with Weight Gain Caused by Medications
Finding the Balance Between Providing Support and Promoting Independence for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Graduating into the World of Adult Services
Group Contingencies Promote Cooperation, Improve Behavior
Guidelines for Guardians of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Helping a Young Adult with Special Needs Develop Dating Skills
Helping Adults with Disabilities Learn New Skills
Helping Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Develop Problem-solving Skills
Helping Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Get Physically Fit
Helping Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Prepare for Medical and Dental Appointments
Helping Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Travel Safely this Summer
Helping Adults with Special Needs Prepare for the Holidays
Helping an Individual with Intellectual Disabilities Set Up a Budget
Helping Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Learn to Prepare Meals
Helping Individuals with Special Needs Cope with the After-effects of Covid Quarantines
Helping Individuals with Special Needs Develop Friendships
Helping Individuals with Special Needs Make Good Choices
Helping Individuals with Special Needs Manage Sensory Overload
Helping People with Developmental Disabilities Express Personal Preferences
Helping Your Child With Autism Navigate the First Romantic Relationship
How to Help People with Special Needs Benefit From and Enjoy Community Outings
Identifying and Helping Adults with Special Needs Who Also Have Dementia Symptoms
Identifying and Treating Anxiety Disorders in People with Intellectual Disabilities
Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Can and Should Vote!
Is it Functional? Teaching and Encouraging Functional Skills for Adults with Disabilities
Leisure Activities for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
LGBTQ+ Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Need Supportive Caregivers
Making Life Changes Takes Courage and Commitment
More Kids with Autism Today Means More Adults with Autism Tomorrow
Moving to a Group Home: A Big Decision
Personal Style Development: Encouraging Individuals with Special Needs to Look and Feel Their Best
Pica: A Dangerous Eating Disorder
Plan Ahead for More Relaxing Holidays
Preparing Individuals with Special Needs for a COVID-19 Vaccination
Profound Autism
Reduce Problem Behaviors by Teaching Replacement Behaviors
Reducing Self-stimulatory Behaviors in Individuals with Autism
Safe and Supportive Housing for Adults with Special Needs
Self-management Skills for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
The Right to Refuse
Tips for Talking to Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Treating Young Adults with Autism Like Adults
Turning 22 and Autism
Use Constructive Redirection to Improve Relationships
Vacationing with an Adult with Intellectual Disabilities
What Happens When I’m Not Here? A Looming Question for Many Parents of Children with Special Needs
What is a Rogers Guardianship for “Incapacitated” Adults with Special Needs?
What It Takes to Work with Individuals with Special Needs
Why is Autism Referred to as a Spectrum Disorder?