Entries by Little Star

Meg DiMartino named Assistant Clinical Director

Carmel, Ind.—Nov. 26, 2013—Little Star Center, a non-profit therapeutic applied behavior analysis center serving children and young adults with autism, announces today it has promoted Meg DiMartino to assistant clinical director. DiMartino has worked with the Little Star Center team since April 2013 as a program manager. With her promotion to assistant clinic director, she […]

Review of Soma Rapid Prompt Method (RPM)

Treatment of Communication Disorders: A Review of Soma® Rapid Prompt Method By Thomas Zane, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Little Star Center advisory board member The mission of the Cambridge Center is to, “…. advance the scientific study of behavior and its humane application to the solution of practical problems, including the prevention and relief of human suffering.” The […]

My “ah-ha” moment with my son

By Mary Rosswurm When my son, Brad, was in middle school I would ask him every day who he ate lunch with and every day, it was the same, he had eaten lunch alone. This just broke my heart! In elementary school, he was unable to tolerate the loud noise and all the activity in […]

Emma is autistic. And Emma is awesome.

  By Kerry Blankenship I knew before the diagnosis came in. Someone gently suggested having Emma evaluated for autism, and I started researching. I knew when I read the list of common characteristics that I was reading about my 3-year-old daughter. When the diagnosis confirmed what I knew, I thought, in those first days, that […]

Science, Fads, and Applied Behavior Analysis

By Thomas Zane, Ph.D., BCBA-D Institute for Behavioral Studies at The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts Little Star Center Advisory Board member Autism is known as a “fad magnet” because of the plethora of treatments available to treat the condition (Jacobson, Foxx, & Mulick, 2005).  […]

ACA Updates and Research

As a parent of a young adult with autism and leader of an applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy center focused on autism, I know firsthand about the challenges in finding appropriate and affordable insurance coverage to support special needs children. As details of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to unfold, there are still many […]

LSC Discusses Swim Safety for Children on the Spectrum on Indy Style – WISHTV 8

  Swim season is about to start and drowning is the leading cause of death for children and young adults with autism, due to pool incidents or wandering-related episodes, according to statistics. Mary Rosswurm, executive director of Little Star Center in Carmel, discusses safety tips, such as life vests, arm bands and ankle monitors. Mary […]