Connection is the Way, the Truth, and the Light

Our society is sick with disconnection. Everyone experiences this, no matter their circumstance. However, I believe autistic and developmentally delayed youth and adults may be more acutely aware of the disconnection in our society. Disconnection is experienced profoundly by many marginalized groups, including the autistic and developmentally disabled. Not only are autistic and developmentally disabled people marginalized, they are also quite sensitive. Their heightened sensitivity and troubles with emotional regulation make them a weather barometer for understanding the widespread disconnection of our times. 

Heart-Centered ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) brings the light of loving connection to help transform the world and eradicate disconnection. Connecting is what brings light to the darkness and ends the trauma of being alone. We are all in this dance together; no one gets out of life alive. Since we have this short time here on Earth, let’s dance together in as much harmony as possible. Connection is a way to celebrate and honor all our relations in each action.

Connection Is Love

True connection is always loving. Love embraces and makes space for everyone to be themselves as they are in their natural state. Love is unconditional and eternal. Love is open hearted. Love fosters connection. Without connection there is no love; without love there is no connection.


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For example: 

If the client is nonverbal we might work on expanding their communication skills to include gestures or pictures.

If the client is overstimulated in the grocery store, goals might include short trips to the store with ways to self-regulate.