Alix Strickland

About Alix Strickland

Alix Strickland, BCaBA is an applied behavior specialist and founder and director of the Le Chemin ABA VB Learning Center for children with autism and other special needs in Paris, France. She is known as the « Green Behavior Specialist » because she uses natural cleansers and organic foods at her center in addition to making a lot of her own DIY, upcycled therapy materials. She coaches families and professionals in using ABA and Verbal Behavior strategies in France and abroad. Her website is www.lecheminaba.com.

Helping Children with Autism Learn to Eat with Tom Caffrey

Tom Caffrey, M.Ed, BCBA, international trainer and speaker and founder and director of VBN Training, has created a series of video training modules to help parents and professionals overcome the daily behavioral challenges children with autism and their families face. As a parent of a child with autism, Caffrey understands these challenges firsthand. This is […]

Back to School: Autism and sharing information about the school day

Parents of children with autism generally have a hard time teaching their children to share information about their school day, as one of the core symptoms of autism is « difficulty with language and other forms of communication » according to the Boston Children’s Hospital’s website (www.childrenshospital.com). talked to one mom of a seven year old. Names […]

Back to School: Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Summer vacation is nearly over and parents are getting their children ready to go back to school. This transition is difficult for all children and can be especially challenging for children with autism. This article is the first in a series of three that will address some of the challenges parents of children with autism face […]

Paris Askate Skateboarding event invites Autistic children to try a new sport

We all know that sport and exercise is good for body, mind and soul, and having Autism or an ASD diagnosis should not stand in the way of a child, or adult having fun, branching out and doing something different. Last week we brought you the inspirational story of Anthony Ianni Michigan State Basketball player […]

Tom Caffrey and Overcoming the Challenges of Autism

Tom Caffrey, M.Ed, BCBA, international trainer and speaker and founder and director of VBN Training, has created a series of video training modules to help parents and professionals overcome the daily behavioral challenges children with autism and their families face. As a parent of a child with autism, Caffrey understands these challenges firsthand. Caffrey says: […]

Mary Barbera, PhD, RN, BCBA-D presents her book “The Verbal Behavior Approach” at a Paris Workshop

« Mand, tact, intraverbal ! » Participants of Dr. Barbera’s Verbal Behavior workshop at the Le Chemin ABA VB Learning Center in Paris, France last week called out the different verbal operants. They were watching a video of a young, non-verbal, boy with autism learning to speak using the Verbal Behavior Approach. This group of […]

Children with ASD Using Visual Schedules and Playing with Other Children during the Holidays

During the holidays families come together. For larger families, this can mean a large group of people. This can be overwhelming for children with autism. How can you help your child participate in holiday activities, enjoy spending time with the other children in the family and avoid stress and melt-downs during this festive season ? […]

TAGteach Learning for Children with Autism

TAGteach is a form of clicker training that uses positive reinforcement to help break down new skills into several, manageable learning steps. TAG stands for Teaching with Acoustical Guidance. This program was originally used with gymnasts. If a gymnast had a difficult time learning a repertoire, the repertoire could be broken down in to several […]

Autism and Therapy Chickens

Many families will attest to the therapeutic benefits of having animals for their children on the autism spectrum. Families have explained how dogs, cats, dolphins, alpacas, and fish-filled aquariums have positively impacted their children’s communication, social and independent living skills. Keeping chickens and a chicken coop are now also being praised as therapeutic for children […]

One Family’s Life with a Service Dog for Autism

Cry Worley, mom to Sasha who has autism and severe ADHD and is founder of the A.Skate Foundation, shared her story of living with a service dog for autism exclusively with the Autism Daily Newscast. Cry Worley’s son, Sasha, is 11 years old. Worley read about service dogs for autism and always wanted to offer […]