Welcome to Lehigh Valley Autism Guide
LVAG has been central place for families and professionals to come together to create an inclusive community in Lehigh and Northampton counties. At any point in your personal and professional journey, Lehigh Valley Autism Guide has been there to help you reach your destination faster. It's encouraging to see new programs, improved collaboration and higher community awareness.
New for 2020
Progress isn't without bumps along the journey. Understanding behavior is still the biggest struggle for everyone especially the kids. That's why LVAG will focus on #listentobehavior initiative. This means sharing info that supports the idea that "behavior is communication" for those who can't express it in a way we understand. This includes all functional levels. Encouraging others to lead with understanding before judgement. And showing alternative ways to address behavior other than reactionary, punitive punishments which result in escalated behavior. Most importantly, present the positive change that comes when we listen to behavior. Please help spread awareness and knowledge so our children are in the best mindset to learn and grow. Children with disabilities make progress faster with less behavior when they are supported both mentally, emotionally and even physically. Thank you and stay tuned to the changes in the website and Facebook feeds.
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