Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Adults

Posted On February 22, 2021 in

While ABA is commonly thought of as a treatment for children and teens, it can greatly benefit the adult population as well. One of the reasons ABA is effective is because it is highly individualized treatment; this applies to services for adults as well!  Emerge provides behavioral services to adults through Medicaid Waivers, insurance, and private funding. Utilizing these funding sources, ABA clinicians work with the adult client, their caregiver(s), and any additional members of the treatment team in a comprehensive and client-focused approach to treatment. Through… Read More

Sex Education and Where to Begin

Posted On January 26, 2021 in

Talking with your child about sex is uncomfortable for any parent. When you have a child with a developmental disability, like Autism, Down syndrome, or an Intellectual Disability, it can be especially difficult to know when and how to approach this topic. It is important that parents not shy away from conversations about sex because people with developmental disabilities are more vulnerable… Read More

Setting Goals

Posted On January 4, 2021 in

The new year brings a season of hope and a reason for optimism. When you or a loved one struggles with a disability or an emotional or behavioral disorder, however, the new year can be accompanied by anxiety. Fears of struggling at school, inadequate or poor friendships, or continued confusion and frustration can also occur… Read More

The Holidays

Posted On December 23, 2020 in

This has been a challenging year for most and the holidays are finally here. The holidays also bring time with members of our family we may not often see or talk to. When your family has a newly diagnosed child or someone with significant emotional or behavioral challenges, family members frequently don’t understand, or even… Read More

What Are the Benefits of Autism Sensory Toys?

Posted On November 30, 2020 in

Toys are an important tool in every child’s development. They help foster imagination and encourage your child to interact with the world in different ways. However, for children with autism, finding toys they respond well to isn’t always simple. Autism toys designed to stimulate their minds and provide different sensory experiences can entertain and delight… Read More