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The Basic Aspects of Autistic Dentistry Needs

This video lecture by the Yale Child Center summarizes for dentists, parents and professionals the basic aspects of autism and dentistry needs.  It is estimated that only around ten percent of dentist feel comfortable providing care to individuals with special needs including those with autism. This lecture helps dentists understand how children (and when applicable adults) with autism can be assisted in accessing dental care. For autism parents the lecture summarizes the strategies to help visiting the dentists go well.

Yale Child Center
Autism and Dentistry

Benn Popple DMD Resident-pediatric Dentistry, Yale New Haven Hospital

Fred R. Volkmar MD Director, Child Study Center Yale University School of Medicine. 

Autism and Dental Needs

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Ava’s Autism Story

Many parents have struggled in the fight for autism insurance coverage and treatment rights. Ava’s Story is about a young girl who presented symptoms of a more severe form of autism spectrum disorder. Her mother Anna Bullard fought hard for her daughter’s autism treatments and went on a quest to understand Applied Behavior Analysis and ended up paying countless thousands of dollars. Ava went from an individual who was non-verbal and only eating when 101 Dalmatians the cartoon movie was playing to a verbally expressive young lady after intensive autism behavior treatments.

Ms. Bullard currently works with the Early Autism Project as the Director of Community Outreach. The organization serves kids with autism spectrum disorder ages 18 months to 21-years old.

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A Real Look At Autism Video Series

A Real Look at Autism is a series of video episodes which introduce the audience to different autism concerns, treatment methods and unique lives in the autism community.  This video series is great for anyone new to autism who want to learn more.

Anxiety in School – Episode 1

A look at a third grader and her anxiety in school.

Messy Eating – Episode 2

How a mother uses an Ipad as an incentive to help her 9-year old son learn more socially acceptable ways of eating.

Food Allergies and Autism – Episode 3

How therapists and parents are helping a six-year old boy with autism with severe food allergies learn to eat more safely.

Down Syndrome and Autism – Episode 4

An introduction to an 11-year old boy with both autism and Down Syndrome. See how he learns life skills in a slow but steady way.

Playing with Toys – Episode 5

How a grandmother is using the techniques of imitate and expand to play with her 2 1/2 year old grandson who is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Originally he did not want to play with others and had very few words.

Grocery Store Outing – Episode 6

How a dad and his 10 year old son with severe autism take on grocery store shopping. They call it “shopping therapy” and with some help from the therapist, Noah is learning to be successful in an environment that can be very stimulating and distracting.

Neighborhood Play Group – Episode 7

How an integrative play group helps a 7-year old girl with autism and her neighborhood friends.

Communication Devise – Episode 8

How assistive communication technology such as PECS is helping a nonverbal 7-year old boy with autism talk.

Occupational Therapy – Episode 9

How occupational therapy is helping a 17-year old cope with sensitivities to sounds and touch.

Behavior Plan at Camp – Episode 10

How a behavior plan and reward system is helping a 10-year old boy make progress at camp.

Art Therapy – Episode 11

How a 14-year old boy is connected with art and art therapy approaches which has improved his verbal and motor skills.

Swim School – Episode 12

How Daniel learns to function safely and appropriately in a swimming school.

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A Day in the Life of a Child with Autism

This video takes a glimpse into the day to day lives of some students with autism who attend an Applied Behavior Analysis centered school in Levittown, New York:

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Lecture on Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism

Here’s a lecture giving a basic overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), by Elyse Wiseman, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). ABA is an evidence-based practice to reduce autism behavior symptoms.