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What Are Signs of Autism In Toddlers? Aug 6th, 2020

While the earliest signs of autism spectrum disorder often appear during the first year of a child’s life (studies show that one third to half of parents of children with ASD noticed symptoms before their child turned one), not all children with autism are diagnosed this early.  Some don’t show...

Interview: Kate Swenson of Finding Cooper's Voice Blog Aug 5th, 2020

Kate Swenson has gained a huge following over the past few years blogging about her experiences raising her son, Cooper, who lives with nonverbal autism. Over the years, Kate has grown her website, Finding Cooper’s Voice, into what she describes as “a dynamic and thriving community full of people who...

What We're Reading: July Jul 22nd, 2020

Reads From Around the Web There are so many great field of autism-related content to read, watch and listen to on the web. Each month we want to share a sample of the articles we’re reading, the videos we’re watching, or the podcasts we’re hooked on. Spectrum News: How Autism...

Letter from the CEO: Back to Basics Jul 22nd, 2020

In so many ways, 2020 has been marked by change—from the new normal of life during the coronavirus pandemic to the protests and demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s been clear that we are not living in a time of business as usual. At Intercare, 2020...

Autism Testing —Everything We Need To Know Jul 22nd, 2020

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition that’s often diagnosed in childhood. The process of arriving at that diagnosis, however, can be a confusing and sometimes convoluted ordeal. Because ASD is a heterogeneous condition, which can present very differently from patient to patient, autism testing isn’t a fully standardized...

Employee Spotlight: Kanhchana Dom Jul 22nd, 2020

In each issue of the newsletter, we’ll be turning the spotlight on members of the Intercare community. This month, we’re highlighting Clinical Supervisor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Kanhchana Dom. Get to know Kanhchana, who says she was drawn to a career as a BCBA because of her desire...

What Is Applied Behavior Analysis? Jul 22nd, 2020

There’s no known cure for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but there are treatments that can help people with autism manage and eventually improve their symptoms. One of the most effective known treatments for ASD is applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is what our experts and specialists offer here at Intercare....

Atypical Color Preference in Children with ASD Jun 25th, 2020

Autism Spectrum Disorder continues to be a mystery in many ways, but that is even more true for some communities than others. White children are more likely than Black or Latinx kids to be diagnosed with ASD, but that’s not because the condition itself discriminates. Increasingly, deeper investigations into this...

How To Talk To Your Kid With Autism About Racism Jun 25th, 2020

As recent events have reignited the Black Lives Matter movement and shone a light on America’s longstanding and continued problem with racism, it’s more important than ever to have frank, open discussions with our children about issues of race and inequality. For parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, however,...

What We're Reading: June Jun 25th, 2020

Reads From Around the Web There are so many great field of autism-related content to read, watch and listen to on the web. Each month we want to share a sample of the articles we’re reading, the videos we’re watching, or the podcasts we’re hooked on. It's more important than...

Letter From the CEO: Difficult Discussions Jun 24th, 2020

If you feel like 2020 has been marked by a constant state of upheaval, you’re definitely not alone. After months of dealing with quarantines and stay-at-home orders, the nation has been faced with another historic challenge as several incidents of police violence have reignited the Black Lives Matter movement and...

What You Need to Know About ABA and Telehealth May 29th, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, people around the globe have had to make some huge—not to mention rapid—adjustments to the way we live our daily lives. This is difficult enough for anyone during this uncertain time, but for people living with autism and their families, these disruptions to...

What We're Reading: May May 29th, 2020

Reads From Around the Web There are so many great field of autism-related content to read, watch and listen to on the web. Each month we want to share a sample of the articles we’re reading, the videos we’re watching, or the podcasts we’re hooked on. As we are facing...

Letter From the CEO: Staying Positive During a Crisis May 29th, 2020

There’s no denying it: The last few months have been tough. Dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but, as is always the case, the autism community is no exception with our own set of challenges. Staying positive is always a challenge, but right...

Five Feel-Good Stories to Spark Some Much-Needed Positivity May 29th, 2020

As we continue to live through the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been more and more difficult to find the silver linings and easier and easier to get bogged down by the dark clouds of bad news. But, even though it may seem like the whole world is frowning...

Employee Spotlight: Berenice Perez May 29th, 2020

We interviewed Berenice before the pandemic broke and she wanted to add this wonderful message for our clients and staff: I would like to thank everyone who is working diligently to keep this world safe through these unprecedented times. Understandably it is difficult and new for most of us to...

Letter From the CEO: We Are Built On Community Apr 21st, 2020

We are in uncharted territory. As the world copes with the continuing impact of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, community becomes more important than ever. It may seem counterintuitive, as we quarantine and practice social distancing, but communities are built on more than physical, face-to-face interactions. April is Autism Awareness Month—which...

What We're Reading April 2020 Apr 6th, 2020

Reads From Around the Web There are so many great field of autism-related content to read, watch and listen to on the web. Each month we want to share a sample of the articles we’re reading, the videos we’re watching, or the podcasts we’re hooked on. As we are facing...

Adapting To Life At Home 24/7: Our Top Tips Apr 5th, 2020

People around the world are doing their part to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. For many of us, that means practicing social distancing and voluntarily self-isolating at home. For others, it might mean taking more drastic actions, like home-schooling and mandatory quarantines. These measures, while vitally important,...

How to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month Apr 1st, 2020

Although the circumstances for nearly all of us have changed in the recent weeks, we are now in April, which is Autism Awareness Month! Now more than ever we need to stay positive and treasure the things that we hold dearest to us. To get the ball rolling, here are...

BI Spotlight: Jose "Jay" Perez Mar 22nd, 2020

In each issue of the newsletter, we’ll be turning the spotlight on members of the Intercare community. This month we are learning about former Behavioral Interventionist and current Talent Acquisition Coordinator Jose “Jay” Perez. Get to know Jay better by reading about why he was a successful BI and found...

Important Updated Information About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Mar 12th, 2020

Intercare Families – Intercare Therapy is a family-owned, family-focused company, and the health and safety of your family and our staff remains our highest priority. As a result of the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to provide you with a deeper understanding of the measures we have had in...

What We're Reading Mar 3rd, 2020

Great Reads From Around the Web There are so many great field of autism-related content to read, watch and listen to on the web. Each week we want to share a sample of the articles we’re reading, the videos we’re watching, or the podcasts we’re hooked on. Connect Between Autism...

Letter From the CEO: Family Ties Mar 3rd, 2020

Intercare has always been a family business. My family built Intercare from the bottom up, and we like to think of our Intercare community as a family, too. That’s why I’m so pleased to introduce our first newsletter, which we hope will be a valuable resource for the entire Intercare...

What is the Autism Spectrum? Mar 3rd, 2020

“On the spectrum” is an almost unavoidable phrase when discussing autism. But what is the autism spectrum and what does it mean to be on it? Here are the fundamentals of the autism spectrum and the conditions it encompasses. What is the autism spectrum? The autism spectrum refers to the...

How do symptoms of autism vary between age groups? Mar 2nd, 2020

The first signs of autism spectrum disorder typically present in early childhood—often in a child’s first year—and the condition will continue to affect them throughout the course of their lives. While ASD is described as a spectrum specifically because of the variety of ways it can present among individuals, there are some...

BI Spotlight: Jordan Agbulos Mar 2nd, 2020

In each issue of the newsletter, we’ll be turning the spotlight on members of the Intercare community. First up: Behavioral Interventionist Jordan Abgulos. Get to know Jordan, who says he was initially drawn to his job by the unique interactions with clients and the science-based principles of ABA, below. Introduce...

Sports and Autism Are a Perfect Match Feb 17th, 2020

At first glance, sports may not seem like the best environment or activity that a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) should participate in. The raucous crowds, possible physicality and the mandatory communication that comes with being on a team are all possible stressors for a child with ASD. These...

On Writing About Autism Nov 30th, 2018

Right now, we are at the peak of awareness as it relates to our identities. Learning one’s preferred pronouns and using politically correct language are ubiquitous today and being taught around the country in schools and universities. This rise in self-awareness however, has led to differing opinions on identical topics....

More Important Than Winning the Super Bowl Jun 28th, 2018

Winning a Super Bowl is the top priority for 31 of the 32 NFL owners. Jeffrey Lurie’s top priority is spread awareness about autism. Not only is Lurie more successful in spreading his message than ever before, he and his Eagles won Super Bowl LII (52) in February 2018, so...

How is Autism Portrayed on Television? Jun 25th, 2018

Autism is very difficult to accurately portray on television. Since autism affects everybody in different ways, there isn’t a “cookie cutter” mold for an actor or actress to follow on their show. Shows like Sesame Street, Pablo and The Good Doctor all employ people with autism or are professionals in the field...

How Kids Can Maximize Their Summer Fun Jun 21st, 2018

With today being the first day of Summer, it‘s time to take advantage of the long days and beautiful weather that comes with Summer. For parents of autistic children or other special needs, the Summer break may be even more stressful than the school year. Here are some helpful ways...

NBA is the Most Accommodating Sport Mar 31st, 2018

Above: 2018 Defensive Player of the Year and Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert attends the opening of the Utah Jazz's sensory inclusive room Going to see your favorite basketball team play in person is a dream for many children. From hanging a poster of their favorite player on the wall...

Why Inside Out is Disney's Most Important Movie Ever Jan 31st, 2018

Disney-Pixar’s 2015 smash success Inside Out follows 11 year old Riley, and her family’s move from Minnesota to San Francisco, California. Riley’s five basic emotions personified in the film, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness, help Riley through the tough process of moving to a completely new place, needing to make new...

Halloween Tips for Kids With Autism Oct 24th, 2017

1. For those not able to say Happy Halloween or Trick-or-Treat, try these cards made by TACA here. 2. Go for a simple costume (avoid masks or capes). 3. Help explain the concept of Halloween with the following movies: Casper, Halloweentown, or It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. 4. Sensory-friendly party at home! 5....