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

Emerge Clinician Featured!

Posted On May 6, 2016 in

Emerge Clinician Brittany Greiert, was recently featured by the University of Denver for her work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Follow the link here for more information about Brittany.

Dating, Sex, Intimacy and Autism

Posted On August 7, 2015 in

Emerge Clinicians, Dr. Jessica Reinhardt and Brittany Sovran, will lead a discussion regarding dating, sex and intimacy for the Autism Society of Colorado, Thursday August 27, 10am-12pm. RSVP here:

Set Up For Success

Posted On May 28, 2015 in

This week we put together a few tips for helping your child complete a non-preferred task. Say, “First…. Then…” Before making a request, set your child up for success by giving them something to look forward to once they’ve completed their work. For example, tell the child, “First read your book, then we can go… Read More

Teaching Individuals With Disabilities to Self-Manage Their Behaviors

Posted On April 17, 2015 in

The following behavioral strategies are derived from How to Teach Self-Management to People with Severe Disabilities: A Training Manual (1992) by Lynn Kern Koegel, Robert L. Koegel and Deborah Rumore Parks. Providing support for family members with disabilities can, at times, be quite demanding of one’s time. When will I get all this laundry done?;… Read More