Day 6 of ASD De-escalation Tips: Tantrum vs. Escalation


If you want to know how to best support a child with autism who is exhibiting challenging behavior you have to know what you are looking at.   The above explanation does a great job of simplifying that process, but in practice it is not always easy.  A behavior that starts off as … Continue reading

Day 2 of ASD De-esclation Tips: What to do When….


What should you do when a student throws a book at you in class because they are upset?  What should you do when a student attempts to hit you in the cafeteria because they are overwhelmed?  What should you do when a student attempts to stab you with their pencil … Continue reading

Day 1 of ASD De-escaltion Tips: The Urgency Factor


The way in which to properly intervene when an individual with a disability starts to escalate has been the subject of controversy over the past few years and for good reason.  The misuse of physical interventions (restraints and holds) and time out rooms has caught the attention of the public … Continue reading