Posts by Malkie Nussbaum

Transforming Common Days Into THANKSGIVINGS

Photo credit: Malkie Nussbaum Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the little things. Today we celebrate small steps that are in fact great achievements. The first words uttered by a nonverbal child that express a need or want. The spontaneous social interaction that connects a child with a caregiver. The friendships that are built…

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Back to School

As our children head back to school, we have some time to read and educate ourselves in order to be more effective parents and help our children maximize their potential. Raising happy, healthy, children is one of the most challenging jobs we parents have.  In the “Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting”, author Lauren Steinberg…

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Princess & Pirates Event

Come join  your friends at Achieve for a fun filled time for the whole family. POAC Autism Services has once again organized a wonderful event. Make sure to stop at our display and say hello.  We have some fun activities for the kids and look forward to seeing you there. Call POAC offices in Brick,…

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Ten Tips and Tricks to Keep you Sane this Summer

Summer is here! While the kids enjoy their freedom and fun, parents face new challenges with the lack of routine. Here are some ideas to help you and your children through the transition and the long days of summer. 1. Plan ahead. Whether you are sending your children to camp, exploring new activities or planning…

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True Oasis: An Evening for Caretakers of Special Needs Children

Achieve’s inaugural event for caretakers of special needs children was a huge success. The Oasis of Appreciation and Relaxation event, hosted in collaboration with Pinelands Family Success Center, brought caretakers together to rejuvenate and connect with others in a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The ambiance was set with beautiful candlelight, soft classical music, and spa…

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Parent Corner! Life with Dina

A Behavioral Therapy Success Story By Sheryl Silver, an Achieve Parent Frazzled, forlorn and frustrating. Life with my Dina was just that. At just 7 years old, she was holding me captive through her unruly and aggressive behaviors. My daily life was disrupted; I could not take my kids to the grocery store, the pizza…

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Rejuvenation for Mothers of Special Needs Children

For the first time ever, Achieve is hosting a night out for caretakers of special needs kids. The Oasis of Appreciation and Relaxation will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30pm at the Pinelands Family Success Center in Pemberton Township, NJ. The idea came to me after a conversation with Karen,* a mother of…

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Honoring All Moms of Special Needs Children

Happy Mother’s Day! On this special day, we’re honoring all the amazing mothers of special needs children. Being a mother of any child is both challenging and rewarding. Parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum is significantly more challenging and that much more rewarding. Today, we recognize the mothers who hold hands, smile, encourage, advocate,…

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Successful Autism Day at Six Flags

Welcome to the Achieve Behavioral Therapy new blog! If you like what you see, please subscribe here or come back for more updates. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. I had the pleasure of attending Autism Day at Six Flags Great Adventure, hosted by Gersh Academy and Custom Education Foundation. This was a…

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