Autism Resources

5 Ways to Support Kids With Autism

When a child with autism needs support, where can families turn for help? Here, two experts from Harbor Oaks Hospital in New Baltimore offer insight and advice.

Building a Sensory Toolkit for Children with Autism

Katie Fisher, an occupational therapist with Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center in Novi, offers insight and advice for parents.
Three different fidget toys for older kids

Fidget Toys for Older Kids With Autism and Sensory Challenges

It can be tough to keep your mind on task when your body wants to stay in motion. These fidget toys for older kids help teens and tweens keep on track.

Helping Kids With Autism Navigate School

Open communication and collaboration can smooth the way for success. Here, the Vice President of Clinical Operations at Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Sterling Heights clinic offers insight.

How Art Therapy Benefits Kids With Autism and Special Needs

Here, Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center's Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) weighs in on its importance.

3 Ways to Improve the Behavior of Kids With Autism

Hitting or biting can take the place of using words to express needs and wants, particularly for children with autism. Here, two experts from A&C Behavioral Solutions in Livonia offer advice for improving behaviors.

New Pediatric Guidelines Stress Early Intervention for Autism

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released groundbreaking new autism guidelines. Pediatricians are now urged to provide a clinical diagnosis, which results in early intervention and better outcomes for kids. Here, the experts at Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center weigh in on what it means for families.

Autism and the Picky Eater

Helen Attar, M.A., BCBA, Assistant Clinical Director at Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Livonia clinic, shares advice for parents of extremely selective eaters.

More Than One Effective Way to Use ABA

Pivotal response training, which is a motivation-based application of ABA therapy that targets key areas of child development, is a proven form of autism treatment. Find out what it is and why it's so successful from the experts at Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center.

Autism Diagnosis: What’s Next?

The team at Gateway Pediatric Therapy discusses the applied behavior analysis (ABA) intake process.
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Early Autism Diagnosis: What You Should Know

How do you ensure a child gets the right testing? The experts at Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center in Novi offer help in getting started.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Holidays

Frank Pinkham, MSW, BCBA, Director of Adolescent Services at Gateway Pediatric Therapy offers tips for navigating social situations at family gatherings.