Career Defining Clients

Oh, Esther Esther. In our careers, certain clients emerge as catalysts, shaping our paths in ways we never imagined. Then there are those who impact us as profoundly as our own children. Esther was the latter for me. My journey with her at Yaldeinu, while running the boys’ class, was nothing short of transformative. Property… Continue reading Career Defining Clients

13 Year Old Caregiver

By Sara Russell, MS, L-BCBA It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That was the polarity I experienced throughout high school during holidays season.  As the holiday season approaches, I often find myself reminiscing about my high school years. A period marked by the rhythms of adolescent excitement which felt… Continue reading 13 Year Old Caregiver

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Play-Doh Burgers: Making Magic through Environmental Enrichment

By Helen Im, BCBA One of my fondest summers began with my dear grandmother visiting from the countryside of Korea; she was out of her element here in the hot suburbs of melting pot America, but immediately began enriching the air and ground that we shared with her home traditions. It began with the quiet… Continue reading Play-Doh Burgers: Making Magic through Environmental Enrichment

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

By Terryn Ononuga A note to ABA professionals and others on how we can improve our empathy and interactions with caregivers of people with autism. Raising a child is hard work. There’s no disputing that fact. Raising a child on the ASD spectrum can be an overwhelming experience for families. It is important that as… Continue reading R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

The Big Bang

By Sara Russell, BCBA, LBA I was a shy 12-year-old when Bruchy was coming home to the Wolf Residence for midwinter break from Boston Higashi. It was the first time I would be meeting my new foster sister, and I was filled with eagerness to please the Wolfs, my foster parents at the time. With… Continue reading The Big Bang