Tapping into Your Child’s Potential

700 hours, 11 months and 56,000 Legos went into creating the world’s largest Titanic replica. At the center of this creation was a 10-year-old boy from Iceland with a passion for Legos and a deep interest in the Titanic. Brynjar Karl Bigisson, now 15, is on the Autism spectrum. Like many children with autism, he

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month Beyond April

Last month, the nation celebrated Autism Awareness Month as it does every April – a great opportunity to learn about autism, spread awareness and show support for those in your community who are impacted by the neurological disorder. At Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health, we focus on autism every day, and we want to inspire others

Springbrook Hosts SCSARDA for Training with Autistic Children

Autism Awareness Month: SCSARDA Training Day by Rebecca Johnson As part of Autism Awareness month in April, we were happy to be able to call upon our partners at the South Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association to conduct a training day with some of our clients. The premise? The clients would be hidden in

Autism Research Trends and Developments from 2017

Our Top 3 Autism Breakthroughs This Past Year As a provider of evidence-based treatments and therapies for autism, the Springbrook team feels invested in current data as well as scientific and technological breakthroughs for autism. Looking back over the past year, it’s clear that 2017 has been an exciting year for autism research. We’ve seen

Extension of Autism Care Demonstration for TRICARE Eligible Beneficiaries Announced

TRICARE Eligible Extension for Autism

What Does this Mean for Military Families of Children with Autism? This month, the U.S. Department of Defense elected to extend the comprehensive autism care demonstration for TRICARE eligible beneficiaries diagnosed with ASD. The initial goal of the program was to further analyze and evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of applied behavior analysis (ABA) services,

Autism Research on a Grand Scale: The Autism Genome Project

Autism Genome Project

At the most basic level, human life relies on the vast amounts of information contained in an individual’s genetic code. From cell growth to visible characteristics, every detail of a person’s physical existence is determined by their genes. While geneticists have studied the minutiae of genes for decades, the first concerted effort to map the

Helping Grandchildren with Autism

From the thrill of the pregnancy announcement to the first time you hold your child’s child, becoming a grandparent is traditionally an experience filled with expectation and happiness. Watching grandchildren grow can be one of life’s greatest joys, but based on recent statistics, an increasing number of grandparents are learning what it means to have

Two New High-Tech Wearables for Kids with ASD Look Promising

A new app-controlled pressure vest to reduce anxiety for kids with ASD and augmented reality (AR) glasses to improve social interaction are in development this year and doing well in peer-reviewed studies. For many years now, researchers in the autism field have focused on technology-aided approaches to help improve everything from communication challenges and social

Looking Back on the First Annual Converge Autism Conference

converge overview

Springbrook Behavioral Health hosted the first annual Converge Autism Conference on February 9-10, and the entire staff is thrilled and overwhelmed by the response that the event received. Teachers, school counselors, parents, behavioral health specialists, occupational therapists, and other professionals from all across the southeast joined us for the two-day summit to learn about advances,

Successful Teaching Write-Up About Converge Autism Conferece

Pat Hensley, Professor at Furman University and writer of Successful Teaching, attended the Converge Autism Conference this February. Her blog has wonderful insights for the autism community, with her content tailored toward teaching tips and strategies. Read her blogs about Day 1 and Day 2 of the Converge Autism Conference here.