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Get the latest news and updates from Lighthouse Autism Center, including exciting events, spotlights on our staff, and insights into our students who are shining examples. We also provide educational articles that can help you and your loved ones better navigate through the challenges of autism.

04/08/2024

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Ian

Ian’s  Lighthouse Autism Center Journey Ian is an IT Help Desk Specialist at Lighthouse Autism Center and has been with Lighthouse Autism Center since August of 2020. He started at TBS in 2019 in Greenfield, IN, which was acquired by Lighthouse in January 2020. Ian was a Registered Behavior Technician from 2020 to 2021, then […]

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02/12/2024

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Ruthie

Ruthie’s Lighthouse Autism Center Journey Ruthie is a Registered Behavior Technician Trainer at our East Moline center and has been with Lighthouse Autism Center since July of 2023. She is a mom to a seven-year-old boy and her favorite hobbies are writing poetry and painting. Ruthie also enjoys trying new things and meeting new people. […]

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02/05/2024

Tips for Creating a Sleep Schedule

From difficulty relaxing to irregular melatonin levels, both autistic children and adults may experience trouble falling and staying asleep. Learn how to better manage your child’s sleep schedule by creating a healthy bedtime routine with these expert tips. Autism and Sleep: Tips for Creating a Sleep Schedule From difficulty relaxing to irregular melatonin levels, both […]

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02/05/2024

Managing Autism and Food Aversion

Food aversion is a common challenge faced by autistic individuals. By learning about the root cause and applying practical tips, as well as leveraging the help of professionals when needed, you can support your child in overcoming their food aversions to enjoy a healthy relationship with meal times. Tips for Managing Autism and Food Aversion  […]

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02/05/2024

The Lighthouse Autism Center Difference

While Lighthouse Autism Center is unique in many ways from other autism therapy centers, one of the most important components of the therapy we provide is the one-on-one care each child receives and by fusing speech into daily therapy with our innovative approach to speech therapy called Lighthouse Fusion®.  The Lighthouse Autism Center Difference  Lighthouse […]

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02/05/2024

My Child & Autism: The Lighthouse Goal

ABA therapy at Lighthouse is to provide each school-age child with the skills to transition back to the classroom setting that is appropriate for them. Discover how your dedicated team at Lighthouse Autism Center assists both children and families in this transition. My Child & Autism: The Lighthouse Goal Transitioning from a therapy center back […]

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01/29/2024

Speech Therapy at Lighthouse Autism Center

Autistic children often require a multi-faceted approach to therapy. As a result, Lighthouse Autism Center sought to refine our approach by offering speech therapy in conjunction with ABA therapy. Speech Therapy at Lighthouse Autism Center Autistic children often require a multi-faceted approach to therapy. Typically, a child will need a combination of therapies, including ABA […]

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01/19/2024

Tips for Shopping With Autistic Children in Overstimulating Environments 

The grocery store can be an overwhelming experience for autistic children. Here are tips for shopping with autistic children in overstimulating environments. Autism-Friendly Shopping Tips for Overstimulating Environments Everyday shopping, such as in a grocery store, might seem like a pretty straightforward experience to most, but for autistic children, it can be seriously overwhelming. Grocery […]

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01/16/2024

Lighthouse Autism Center to Open Two New Iowa Autism Centers!

Lighthouse Autism Center is Bringing Autism Therapy Services to Marion and North Liberty, Iowa Lighthouse Autism Center (LAC) continues to expand, now with a network of centers in now five states – quite a journey from its humble beginnings serving four families in one building to now serving hundreds of families across five states for […]

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01/08/2024

Sensory Items for Autism – Lighthouse Autism Center

Sensory items for Autism can have profound benefits for Autistic children, including enhancing motor skills and providing comfort and calamity. Here are some of the best sensory toys to purchase. A Guide to Sensory Items for Autistic Children  Welcome to this safe and informative space where you can delve into the world of sensory items […]

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01/08/2024

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Gracie

Gracie’s Lighthouse Autism Center Journey Gracie is a Registered Behavior Technician at our Daleville center and has been with Lighthouse Autism Center since June of 2023. She graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in childhood education. Gracie has one dog and two cats and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling with […]

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01/05/2024

Consistency versus Chaos

Predictability and consistency with visual schedules, organized activities, and clear routines can help to reduce anxiety and support learning. Autistic children can thrive when parents or caregivers create structured environments. Consistency Versus Chaos In general, children thrive on routine. But for those with spectrum and developmental disorders, it becomes difficult to process all the sensory […]

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01/05/2024

6 Questions Parents of a Child with Autism May Have

Here are a few common questions that parents may have about autism. These questions and answers can help you with your autistic child.  6 Questions and Answers for Parents of an Autistic Child Hey there, parents! Do you have a range of questions about your child’s recent autism diagnosis? You’ve probably been searching far and […]

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