New Video: Life with All His Might

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New Video: Life with All His Might

"Life with all his might" is an encouraging story about a mom and dad, who have made so many sacrifices to receive pediatric behavioral health services. We were encouraged by this story and know that you'll be encouraged as well. Autism awareness is not about a single month, so please view, share, and reflect on "Life with all his might."

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Cultivate Receives Top 5% Best ABA Therapy Provider Accreditation

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Cultivate Receives Top 5% Best ABA Therapy Provider Accreditation

The Best ABA Therapy provider BHCOE accreditation was our validation, and we’re honored to have been recognized as a BHCOE provider that scored in the TOP 5% when compared to other BHCOE providers. In this post, I’ll share more regarding the professional experience in working with the BHCOE, and what it means to the Cultivators and the incredible clients that we serve.

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Autism Awareness Day 2018: Cultivators, Leave Your Legacy

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Autism Awareness Day 2018: Cultivators, Leave Your Legacy

Autism Awareness Day is today. It’s a day where we all rally and support the individuals that we know, that have been affected by autism in one way or another. It’s 2018, so most everyone should know what autism is, and this post is certainly not about autism characteristics or history or anything like that.

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Generalization in ABA Therapy: Why Is It So Important?

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Generalization in ABA Therapy: Why Is It So Important?

Generalization in ABA therapy, most simply and most practically, is the ability to utilize new skills in other settings and with other people. Generalization is an area that quality practitioners need to emphasize. Like we’ve said since the beginning, this is particularly challenging when a behavior analyst is only providing services in the center.

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Cultivate's BCBAs - Our Strong Foundation

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Cultivate's BCBAs - Our Strong Foundation

At Cultivate, we're proud that we get to engage and employ the best BCBAs in a given market. As of this week, we officially employ 9 incredibly skilled BCBAs. That said, we thought it would be helpful to share a high-level overview of our hiring practices when it comes to the BCBA role specifically, and share a bit about BCBAs along the way. 

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CONNECTING THE AUTISM PIECES: A RESOURCE FOR PARENTS

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CONNECTING THE AUTISM PIECES: A RESOURCE FOR PARENTS

Autism is a word that has become familiar to many parents as 1 in 68 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with the disorder every year.  Despite its prevalence, the range in severity and symptoms of autism has contributed to its perception of being a puzzle, and many parents remain confused about what it is and what to do.  Knowing the facts and connecting with appropriate resources will help ease this sense of complexity for families.

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Labor Day 2017

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Labor Day 2017

To the whole Cultivate Team, the hustle is apparent. We grind on all cylinders, and because that's the case, we've made significant progress TOGETHER. You should be proud.

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Cake & Ice Cream: Your Practical Guide to Satiation and Deprivation

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Cake & Ice Cream: Your Practical Guide to Satiation and Deprivation

Check out the videos below as Rob explains the difference between SATIATION and DEPRIVATION given how it's applied in ABA. Both concepts are important and critical in your work within the ABA program. Effectively utilizing these behavior-analytic strategies is critical in serving your kiddos with autism (and your typically developing learners as well)

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Cultivating Creativity Through Coloring Cartoons

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Cultivating Creativity Through Coloring Cartoons

At Cultivate, we like to celebrate differences. And if one thing is certain, it’s that everyone has a unique approach to coloring. Some stay neatly within the black lines, while others may even stray off the page completely! All summer, we’ll be adding new coloring pages that you and your sweet kiddos can enjoy TOGETHER! 
 

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Relevance of Behavior Rule

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Relevance of Behavior Rule

Selecting the right skills is critical. Without intentional and calculated goals, you could end up spending your kiddo's most valuable resource (time) on unimportant skills that do not matter as much as they should. As a clinician, this is so important. As a parent, it's even more important, especially that you're discerning and can wade through what's valuable versus what's not.

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Systematically Desensitizing Kiddos To Scary Halloween Costumes

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Systematically Desensitizing Kiddos To Scary Halloween Costumes

Like us, you've probably got at least one kiddo that's scared this Halloween. Our daughter, Juliana, was horrified when Andrew put on his gorilla costume at Target this year. Despite her reaction, we decided to get it and take our chances. We brought it home, and sure enough, she continued to cry and shake with horror every time he put that wretched costume on. 

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