By Dr. Breanne Hartley, BCBA-D Senior Clinical Director Children are being diagnosed with autism earlier and earlier. Some children are as young as 18 months when they receive an autism diagnosis. Identifying an autism diagnosis at an early age can result in better future outcomes for a child, that is, if steps are taken to […]
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Meg DiMartino joined Little Star Center four years ago. As clinical director of the In-Home Program at Little Star Center, she oversees therapy program development and supervises staff and learners. Here’s more information about Meg: What do you most enjoy about your job at Little Star Center? Providing support and guidance to the team members that […]
Dan Unumb, former executive director of the Autism Speaks Legal Resource Center, is now a part-time contractor working in partnership with Little Star Center. Dan is advocating for families at Little Star Center and throughout the state as they face legal challenges with insurance coverage. He also is in the development stages of a new […]
By Dr. Breanne Hartley, BCBA-D Senior Clinical Director Approximately 25 percent of children have sleep problems. For children with autism, this percentage significantly increases to approximately 45-80 percent. It is extremely important for all children to get proper rest. A child who is not well rested will often demonstrate irritability, problem behavior, and potentially impaired academic […]
Personal relationships in the workplace can be challenging, but the five couples at Little Star Center who mix work and marriage are finding a healthy balance. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, two of our couples share their stories of work-family balance. Casey and Maggie Moore, married five years. Casey is program and clinical project specialist in […]
By Dr. Breanne Hartley, BCBA-D Winter is upon us, as the leafless trees and cool temperatures will not let us forget. The cold winter months require different kinds of leisure activities for everyone, including children with autism. Children are no longer able to enjoy summer activities such as swimming in the local pool, or playing […]
Congratulations to Dr. Breanne Hartley, senior clinical director at Little Star Center, who will serve as a coach on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB) Code Compliance Committee (CCC). Dr. Hartley was selected to serve on the committee, which helps certificants who could benefit from consultation, experience, and/or educational information to address less egregious alleged […]
As a program manager apprentice, Jeremy is responsible for assisting the program managers at Little Star Center Lafayette West with daily clinical activities, including generalization testing and graphing. Jeremy also is responsible for coordinating our staff volleyball leagues. Here’s more information about Jeremy: What do you most enjoy about your job at Little Star Center? […]
Please consider helping Little Star Center gather much-needed supplies on our wish list on #GivingTuesday, an annual campaign to encourage communities to give back to charities and causes they support. Parents, businesses and others in the community can help us meet the needs of our wish list on or before #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29. Items […]
By Dr. Breanne Hartley, BCBA-D With Halloween coming next week, many parents who are affected by autism may be hesitant to have their children participate in the traditional trick-or-treating festivities. Many parents I work with at Little Star Center have shared that they want nothing more than for their children to “just be a kid” […]