Recognizing Early Signs of Autism: What Parents Should Know

Recognizing Early Signs of Autism: What Parents Should Know

As parents, it’s natural to closely monitor our children’s development and milestones. However, for parents of young children, it’s essential to be aware of the early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recognizing these signs early on can lead to timely intervention and support, which can significantly improve outcomes for children with autism. At Solstice […]

Effective Communication Strategies for Educators Working with Students with Autism

Effective Communication Strategies for Educators Working with Students with Autism

Communication is a fundamental aspect of education, but for students with autism, challenges in communication can significantly impact their learning experience. As educators, it’s essential to adopt effective communication strategies that support the diverse needs of students with autism. At Solstice Behavioral Health & Consulting, we understand the importance of fostering positive communication environments in […]

7 Ways to Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with Solstice Behavioral Health

7 Ways to Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time dedicated to celebrating neurodiversity and promoting acceptance, understanding, and inclusion for individuals on the autism spectrum. At Solstice Behavioral Health of Shelton, CT, we recognize the importance of embracing neurodiversity and honoring the unique strengths and perspectives of individuals with autism. In this blog, we delve into the […]

Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder in Children with Autism

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a condition that affects how the brain processes and interprets auditory information. While APD is not specific to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is commonly co-occurring among children with autism. At Solstice Behavioral Health & Consulting, we recognize the importance of understanding and addressing APD in children with autism to […]

Navigating Emotional Dysregulation in Children with Autism

Navigating Emotional Dysregulation in Children with Autism

Emotional dysregulation is a common challenge faced by many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At Solstice Behavioral Health & Consulting, we understand the complexities of emotional regulation difficulties and offer comprehensive support and resources to help children and families navigate this aspect of autism. In this blog, we explore the concept of emotional dysregulation […]

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance in Children with Autism

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance in Children with Autism

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a term that has gained recognition in recent years as a specific profile within the autism spectrum. While not officially recognized as a standalone diagnosis in diagnostic manuals like the DSM-5, PDA is increasingly acknowledged as a complex and distinct subset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At Solstice Behavioral Health […]

How Long Should a Child Attend ABA Therapy?

ABA Therapy Session with child and ABA professional.

Determining the duration of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a significant decision, and at Solstice Behavioral Health and Consulting (BHC), we’re here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. As experts in ABA therapy, we understand the importance of tailoring treatment plans to […]

Solstice BHC’s Collaborative Approach to Autism Education

Elementary school teacher with autism education training.

At Solstice Behavioral Health and Consulting (BHC), we believe that collaboration is key to unlocking the full potential of children with autism in their educational journey. Our commitment to partnering with schools, students, and families lies at the heart of our collaborative approach to autism education. In this blog, we delve into how our school […]

Understanding School Refusal and Avoidance in Children with Autism

Understanding School Refusal and Avoidance in Children with Autism

At Solstice Behavioral Health and Consulting, we understand the challenges that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may face when it comes to attending school. School refusal and avoidance are common issues that can significantly impact a child’s academic, social, and emotional development. In this blog, we explore the underlying causes of school refusal and […]

Navigating Comorbidity: Understanding the Intersection of Autism and Co-occurring Conditions

Navigating Comorbidity

At Solstice Behavioral Health and Consulting, we recognize that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often presents alongside other conditions, a phenomenon known as comorbidity. This intersection can pose unique challenges for individuals and their families, requiring a nuanced approach to diagnosis, intervention, and support. In this blog, we explore the complexities of comorbidity in autism, shedding […]