The Behavior Station Guest Blog

My Personal Experience with Autism and Interactive Toys

Parenting is an extremely challenging thing. For each parent, in various ways. Nevertheless, it’s a great and incomparable happiness. I would like to share my own parenting experience. It’s a very intimate, special experience as my little daughter has autism…
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Beautiful Day

On April 1, 2016, I was the keynote speaker at Ernie Els’ Awe in Autism conference in Jupiter, FL. It was a beautiful day with the sun shining, 80 degree weather, and a cool breeze. Life seemed perfect. Two days…
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I have Autism and a Job in the ABA Field

My name is Kaelynn and I have autism, ADHD, and several learning disabilities. I started speaking very early, and because of that, I went undiagnosed until I was 10 years old. School was always extremely difficult for me. Shortly after…
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The Ultimate Dissemination

A major goal of science is to share the success of research with the general population to improve the lives of others. When a branch of the scientific community makes a great discovery, it is important to share the findings…
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Awareness matters

My husband, Radford, has Parkinson’s disease. Twelve years post-diagnosis (as of March 2016), he can no longer work or drive, and he is very difficult to understand when he speaks. That means that I do all of our driving and 95%…
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Can Behavior Analysts Support The Executive Order for Behavioral Science?

Are you familiar with United States of America President Barack Obama’s Executive Order to use Behavioral Science to Better Serve Americans? You might be as a reader of The Behavior Station® platform, which recently posted an article about this very…
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Ethics is About What’s Right (Not Who’s Right)

If you’ve read the news lately, you’ve noticed that there is a lot of discussion about who is right. Each person has an individual perspective that seems to be “right” from where they sit.  Each group has values and norms…
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When Kids Refused to Go on a Field Trip to Support My Son with Special Needs

A school trip to the zoo is exciting, especially for kids 7- to 8-year-olds. Except when your son has autism. And sensory issues. And severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And severe food allergies. And the list goes on. My son was…
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Things Not To Say To A Person With Terminal Cancer

Things Not To Say To A Person With Terminal Cancer (And what you can say instead) 1. “You don’t look sick.” Uhm thank you? OK, you caught me, it is all just a super elaborate April Fool’s Joke? There is…
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Embracing Entrepreneurial Behaviors (#BeTheBoss Series)

In this series, professionals share how they embrace the entrepreneurial mindset.  See the stories here, then write your own (use #BeTheBoss in the post). In this LinkedIn #BeTheBoss series, I am supposed to share how I “embrace the entrepreneurial mindset.”  Well, you cannot be a true…
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