Nonverbal Communication Speaks Volumes

A smile. A laugh. A tear. A hit. A bite. A point. A hug. Despite no words being spoken, communication […]

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Promoting Independence

Teaching a child to live and function independently in society – this is a common goal for parents and professionals […]

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Diploma or Certificate?

Diploma or Certificate? This question seems to be a hot button issue and bring up a lot of feelings. Is […]

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A Positive Experience with ‘Wings for Autism’

As we are experiencing bitter cold temperatures and numerous snow days this winter, I find myself counting down the days […]

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Talking to Siblings About Autism

Autism.  A word that comes with many questions, concerns, doubts, fears of the unknown and the future.  To parents with […]

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Extracurricular Activities for Children with Autism

It is hard to find extracurricular activities that our kids are interested in, and that understand our kids. With Autism […]

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Trick-or-Treat: Teaching Our Kiddos about Halloween

Halloween is really fun holiday that many children look forward to all year long.  However, there can be a number […]

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Functional Behavior Assessment VS Functional Analysis

Imagine your child just dropped cereal all over the kitchen floor. They look at you and you say, “don’t step […]

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The Shafer Center Commencement Speech

I’m so excited to see all of you here today. The graduation of your children from The Shafer Center is […]

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Navigate Summer Program

This summer The Shafer Center is excited to bring back our Navigate Summer Program for teens and young adults. The […]

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