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Maria Rohan

Maria Rohan RN, BSN is a registered nurse at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Outside of the nursing field, Maria has dedicated her life to working with children with disabilities, trying to give the most opportunity possible. Having worked with children with autism for 10 years and having the autism diagnosis in her family, Maria writes interactive workbooks for children with autism, molding each workbook to their musical voice pattern, attention span, and their likes.  She currently sits on the PTO of STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism and continues to let her love for the children plant seeds of movement.

How to Teach ABA Without Making Your Child a Robot

How to Teach ABA Without Making Your Child a Robot https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teach-without-making-child-robot/

His life was a routine. His life was a schedule. His life stepped. His day-to-day life was chronological. We evolve into the militant enforcers of a strict routine, a strict schedule, the strict followers of chronological order, and we do not delve from that line. Yet, in the physics of constant movement, in the physics […]

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Enhancing Fine and Gross Motor Skills with Creative Activities

Enhancing Fine and Gross Motor Skills with Creative Activities https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/enhancing-fine-gross-motor-skills-autism

The sun rises and sets every day. It is a proven occurrence and can be documented by most human beings who live on this planet. Now if you tell a 70-year-old today he/she should have seen 25,550 sunsets and sunrises each during a lifetime, he/she will immediately tell you he/she should have but missed many […]

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Parental ABA Can Make All the Difference in the World

Parental ABA Can Make All the Difference in the World https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parental-aba-autism/

He began to flap as the speech therapist cleaned the room dry of anything that would distract the little boy. Then she began her session, today’s lesson: pronouns.  She began to struggle.  She showed him stick figures pointing to themselves and pointing to other people. “My redshirt,” she repeated to him. He stared at her, […]

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A Fine Line Between the World of Giftedness and Autism

A Fine Line Between the World of Giftedness and Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/line-between-giftedness-and-autism

She cannot get her face any closer to the paper. Her eyes move furtively. Using the rivets on the pads of her fingers, she navigates through the results of the graph. Comparing her three-year-old little girl to other little girls her age feels more like a critique as she studies her daughter’s assessment. As a mother, she should be excited about her daughter’s progress; but her eyes continually dart towards the areas of […]

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