Embracing Neurodiversity: Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month 2024

Autism Acceptance Month 2024

Introduction: April shines a spotlight on a vital cause, marking Autism Acceptance Month, a time dedicated to fostering understanding, acceptance, and celebration of the neurodiverse community. Gone are the days when awareness alone was the goal; the shift towards acceptance emphasizes the importance of recognizing and valuing individuals with autism for who they are, celebrating their unique contributions to society. …

A Powerful Poem

This is a great reminder of what is not always visible. Even therapists and caretakers need reminders of what people with ASD might be going through. Thank you, Ava. A powerful Description of being autistic by This beautiful little Girl Congratulations to 12-year-old secondary school student Ava who has won a national poetry competition with her entry about living with …

The Power of Play

“Play is a child’s work and this is not a trivial pursuit.” – Alfred Adler While it may look like all fun and games to most adults, childhood play contains a great deal of learning and hard work. When children are playing, they are learning about themselves and the world around them. They are learning language, how to build and …

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Maggie Garner joins the Surfside ABA team!

Maggie Garner, RBT

Surfside ABA is thrilled to welcome Maggie to the team! She brings an enthusiastic and positive attitude along with some personal and professional experience working with children and families.   She is currently spending time getting to know some of our families and learning the Surfside ABA way! Here’s some background information on Maggie. “I have always loved kids. Their unique …