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 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.
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/111447549201953/
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
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