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ChanceLight’s Anna Bullard Awarded at Autism Speaks’ Southern Pieces Gala

September 8, 2018

We are extremely proud of ChanceLight’s Anna Bullard, who recently received a special Award of Recognition from Autism Speaks Georgia chapter, for her dedication and commitment to autism advocacy. Autism Speaks CEO Angela Geiger, and State Government Affairs Director, Judith Ursitti, presented Anna with the award on September 8, 2018. Anna dedicated the award to View More

Celebrating ChanceLight’s Servant Leaders: 2017 Servant Heart Award Winner, Clara Herrick

April 10, 2018

Celebrating ChanceLight’s Servant Leaders: 2017 Servant Heart Award Winner, Clara Herrick (Corporate) Each year, a select group of ChanceLight employees are recognized for consistently demonstrating patience, kindness, humility respectfulness, selflessness, forgiveness, honesty and commitment – all of the attributes that define Servant Leadership. Servant Heart Award Recipients love what they do, support their co-workers and View More

Public Schools Can Help Close the Ethnicity-Autism Gap

March 13, 2018

By Mark Claypool & John McLaughlin March 08, 2018 It’s official: As of February 27, the U.S. Department of Education is proposing a two-year delay on implementing an Obama-era rule that identifies significant disproportionality by racial or ethnic status in the administration of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Currently, the rule is slated View More

9 Things Teachers Wish You Knew About Learning Disabilities

November 30, 2017

There are many types of learning disabilities When you hear about learning disabilities, you probably think of school children having trouble with reading, writing, or math—and that might mean dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia respectively. But learning disabilities are neurological processing problems that take many forms. They can be manifested in hearing (auditory processing disorder), speaking (language processing View More

Seven Ways to Help Children with Autism Navigate the Holiday Season

December 6, 2016

By: Jamie Delaney, BCBA, ChanceLight® Autism Services, Florida Regional Director The holidays are full of family functions, decorations, fun traditions, food and shopping and it’s no surprise juggling everything can often cause a little stress on parents. While parents work hard to keep it all together through the month of December, it’s important to realize View More

Tips for Helping Children with Autism Tolerate Haircuts

September 13, 2016

By: Sarah Pope, MS, BCBA, Assistant Vice President of Staff Development A trip to the hair salon for adults typically includes a relaxing hair wash, an opportunity to catch up on the latest magazines and the wonderful feeling of a fresh, new haircut. However, it is not uncommon for children to be afraid of a View More

Eight Tips to Minimize Back to School Stress for Children With Autism

August 9, 2016

 By: Jennifer Godwin, M.Ed., BCBA, VP of Program and Clinical Services   Preparing children for the start of school can be stressful and this time of year can present additional concerns and fears for children with autism. The good news is a little preparation can help your child address any issues in advance of the View More

An Autism Diagnosis Can Be Challenging For Siblings

July 8, 2016

An autism spectrum disorder diagnosis affects one in 68 children, equaling millions of children a year. And, a large majority of those diagnosed have brothers and sisters who struggle to not only understand the diagnosis but also how to properly support their sibling with special needs. It is not uncommon for typically developing siblings to View More

Setting Expectations to Prevent Behavior Breakdowns

February 8, 2016

By Sarah Pope, M.S., BCBA Have you ever been in an unusual situation and experienced a breakdown in your child’s behavior due to what you suspect may be because the activity was new and unfamiliar? Before going into difficult situations or new environments, take time to talk to your child about how you expect him/her View More

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