Friendship is an important part of life. A good friend can provide a feeling of connection, happiness, and self-worth. However, children with autism often have deficits in social skills and communication making it more difficult to form relationships with peers. As a result, parents play a crucial role in helping their children develop friendships and sustain them.
The most common therapeutic interventions for autism are occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). When exploring therapeutic interventions for your child, there are many options to consider. Therefore, you will want to make a prioritized list of your child’s needs. Take into consideration your child’s strengths and learning style, as well as family finances and values. Parents should research to find the therapeutic interventions that match their child's unique needs.
The Massachusetts Housing Navigator is finally live. Housing Navigator's goal is to provide an easy to search and comprehensive list of all affordable housing options in the state. This is a huge improvement from the haphazard one-off searches that those looking for affordable housing used to have to undertake and will make affordable housing considerably more accessible by virtue of making it easier to find.