What is this blog about?

The purpose of this blog is to empower parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to take ownership for their child’s development. The skills that I discuss are the fundamental skills that go a long way in ensuring that a child is provided with the best opportunity to learn and develop.

I hope that by teaching parents these skills, they will come to cherish every moment that they share with their child and the special bond that is developed as they journey through childhood.

Who is this blog written for?

This blog is written first and foremost for parents of children with autism. Some of the skills and techniques that are discussed are targeted towards young children under the age of 5 and will be inappropriate for use with children who are older.

Those who work with or are interested in working with children who have autism may also find some of the techniques and ideas useful.

What is this blog not about?

This blog is not intended to replace any form of early intervention for your child nor does it seek to make any recommendations or comparisons between interventions.

Who this blog is written by?

My name is Derek Truong and I have been working with children with autism for over 8 years. I have been trained in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and am also a certified Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) therapist. I was one of the first in Australia to utilise ESDM in the home environment. Today, I continue to specialise in working in the home environment and helping parents make adjustments at home to maximise and enrich the learning experience for their children.

I aim to write at least one post per week.

One simple request…

If you find any of the information in this blog helpful, please let one other family or friend know about this blog so we can all contribute to helping other parents of children with autism.