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11/21/2022

Lighthouse Autism Center Opens New Autism Center in Castleton, Indiana!

ABA Therapy Center is Now Open in Castleton, Indiana Lighthouse Autism Center (LAC) continues to expand, with a network of centers in three states – quite a journey from its humble beginnings serving four families in one building to now serving hundreds of families across three states for nearly a decade It is truly amazing! […]

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11/21/2022

Lighthouse Autism Center Opens New Autism Center in Castleton, Indiana!

ABA Therapy Center is Now Open in Castleton, Indiana Lighthouse Autism Center (LAC) continues to expand, with a network of centers in three states – quite a journey from its humble beginnings serving four families in one building to now serving hundreds of families across three states for nearly a decade It is truly amazing! […]

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11/14/2022

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Abigail

Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Staff Spotlight of the Month: Abigail Abigail is a Registered Behavior Technician at our Portage center. She has been with Lighthouse Autism Center since June of 2022 and is currently working towards her Associates Degree in Human Services and Social Work at Ivy Tech and anticipates graduating in August of 2023. […]

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11/14/2022

Lighthouse Autism Center Shining Example: Abel

Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Child Spotlight of the Month: Abel. When Abel first came to Lighthouse, he had very little vocal communication skills and struggled to communicate his wants and needs. He also did not tolerate sitting on the toilet, which limited his progress with toilet training. Abel did not often engage in appropriate social […]

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11/14/2022

Lighthouse Autism Center Opens New Center in Decatur, Illinois!

ABA Therapy Center is Now Open in Decatur, Illinois Lighthouse Autism Center (LAC) continues to expand, now with a network of centers in three states – quite a journey from its humble beginnings serving four families in one building to now serving hundreds of families across three states for nearly a decade. It is truly […]

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11/10/2022

Tips for Spotting a Meltdown and How to Handle It

Autism meltdowns are often confused with temper tantrums but while they may appear similar, they are fundamentally different and require a unique approach. Discover the key features of an autistic meltdown and the best strategies to prevent, prepare, and recover from them. Tips for Spotting a Meltdown and How To Handle It Autism meltdowns are […]

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11/10/2022

Developmental Preschool vs. ABA – Lighthouse Autism Center

When it comes to your child’s education and development, therapeutic preschool programs and ABA therapy are both valuable approaches. Read on to discover the key elements of both programs, how to adapt your child’s schedule to suit their needs and the benefits of combining various approaches. Developmental Preschool vs. ABA Therapy Whether it involves making […]

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11/10/2022

Choosing Gifts for an Autistic Child

Choosing a gift for a loved one can be challenging, and this task is even harder for someone with special needs. We take a look at the different things you should keep in mind when choosing a gift for a young autistic person, and share some gift ideas as well. What To Gift an Autistic […]

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11/08/2022

Winter Activities for Your Child with Autism

Winter Activities Winter in the Midwest is often unpredictable, cold, and filled with snow. For parents, finding winter activities for your child with autism can be a challenging. While the snow can be a fun and welcome activity for children, other times, the bitter cold can prevent children from playing outside. So, how do we […]

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11/04/2022

Tips for Picky Eaters and Introducing New Foods

Children with autism may be labeled picky eaters, but the truth is that they face a unique set of challenges around mealtimes. Discover helpful tips on introducing new foods and expanding your child’s diet in a way that is more enjoyable for everyone at the table. Tips for Introducing New Foods and Healthy Eating Habits […]

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10/24/2022

Lighthouse Autism Center Expands Services in South Bend, Indiana!

ABA Therapy Center Renovation Complete in South Bend, Indiana Lighthouse Autism Center (LAC) continues to expand, now with a network of centers in three states – quite a journey from its humble beginnings serving four families in one building to now serving hundreds of families across three states for nearly a decade. It is truly […]

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10/11/2022

Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders

Sensory activities involve toys, games and activities that stimulate the senses. Sensory play is important for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who often struggle processing sensory information. Children with autism are often sensitive to certain sounds or lights, or even certain textures. Sensory activities for kids with autism are important to help regulate the sensory […]

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10/10/2022

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Avery

Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Staff Spotlight of the Month: Avery Avery is the Clinical Director at our Kalamazoo center. She has been with Lighthouse Autism Center since August of 2018 and was previously a Program Manager and Senior Program Manager. Avery attended Valparaiso University and received a BA in Psychology with minors in Sociology and […]

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