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Lighthouse Autism Center Blog

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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.

02/14/2024

The Lighthouse “Team Approach”

We understand that it truly “takes a village” to provide the best care to autistic children. Taking a “team approach” by working in collaboration with various therapy providers will help your child achieve the best possible outcomes. Discover more. The Lighthouse “Team Approach” When it comes to caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, […]

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11/07/2023

Healthcare Provider Visit Tips

Visiting the doctor or dentist can be overwhelming for autistic children, especially those with sensory difficulties. We discuss choosing the right healthcare practitioner and how to prepare your child for their trip.  Tips for Taking Your Child to the Doctor’s Office or Dental Office Going to see a healthcare professional can be a frightening experience […]

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11/07/2023

Do Autistic Babies Smile?  

We take a look at the importance of early intervention, some of the milestones for parents to look out for, and the more common signs of autism in babies.  Do Autistic Babies Smile? Signs Of Autism In Babies? Watching your baby grow is exciting, even though it’s also characterized by a lack of sleep. You […]

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11/06/2023

Is Autism A Disability?

We take a look at the different models and definitions of disability and where autism fits in. We also cover whether autistic individuals are eligible for disability benefits. Is Autism a Disability Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a diverse group of neurodevelopmental disorder conditions that affects around 1 in 36 children in the United States. […]

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10/12/2023

Lighthouse Autism Center to Open First Center in Omaha, Nebraska!

Lighthouse Autism Center is Bringing Autism Therapy Services to Omaha, Nebraska 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 over a decade. […]

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10/12/2023

What’s Next After ABA Therapy?

There are a number of reasons why an autistic child might stop ABA therapy, and one is that they have reached their goals. In this article, we take a look at what parents can expect going forward. What Are the Next Steps After ABA Graduation? As a parent, you only want what’s best for your […]

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10/12/2023

ASD Classroom Difficulties

Autistic children face a number of challenges when they are learning in a traditional classroom. We go through some of the more common difficulties faced, as well as how best to support them in the classroom. Why Do Autistic Children Struggle With Learning In Typical Classroom Settings? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) manifests in individuals uniquely […]

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10/11/2023

Autism Tips for Parents: Personal Hygiene

Teaching self-care skills to autistic children presents a number of challenges, as things like bathing and skin care might feel overstimulating or simply not preferred to those on the spectrum. By breaking grooming down into small, manageable steps, and teaching skills early, you can equip your child with the tools they need.  Autism Tips for […]

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10/11/2023

Autism-Friendly Home Tips 

Creating a safe home for an autistic child is essential. We look at some of the safety and security considerations and other tips for making a safe home. Tips for Child-Proofing and Keeping Your House Safe for an Autistic Child Household safety is one of the primary concerns of all parents. This is a concern […]

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10/09/2023

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Laura

Laura’s Lighthouse Autism Center Journey Laura is a Lead Registered Behavior Therapist at our Goshen center and has been with Lighthouse Autism Center since December of 2022. Prior to her current role, she was a level 1 RBT, then a level 2 RBT, working her way up to a Lead Therapist though LAC’s Level-Up Program! […]

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09/11/2023

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Carley

Carley’s Lighthouse Autism Center Journey Carley is a Clinical Apprentice at our Springfield center and has been with Lighthouse Autism Center since November of 2020. Prior to her current role, she was a Senior Therapist and RBT Trainer. She graduated from Kaskaskia Community College and Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Psychology. While Carley doesn’t […]

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09/11/2023

LAC Opens New Center in Clinton, Iowa!

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

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09/07/2023

Tips To Parent Autistic Children

Parenting an autistic child can be very challenging. Combined with the day-to-day stresses of ordinary life, raising an autistic child may at times be overwhelming. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Here are four useful tips for parenting an autistic child. Tips for Parenting an Autistic Child  Parenting an autistic child can […]

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