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AUTISM BLOG

A Bi-Monthly Blog with Nicole McLain, Director of Autism Services.


Recent Posts

The Playroom (2016/01/15)

Those of us who have young kids understand the trials and tribulations that come with storing toys in our homes. We can put them in the child’s room, but it increases the likelihood of them playing with the gadgets and stuffed animals throughout the night. Some of us surrender to the toys, and they are scattered in different locations through... READ MORE

 

Naughty or Nice (2015/12/17)

He’s making a list, checking it twice.  He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.  Santa Claus is coming to town. For many children, the magical night when Santa parks his sleigh on your roof, squeezes down the chimney and unloads a bag full of goodies under your tree is enough motivation to keep their behavior in c... READ MORE

 

Tis the Season for Change (2015/12/01)

Last Tuesday, I spent the morning gawking at the television and listening to the weatherman warn us about the upcoming rain and snow that could affect our holiday. I began to process the changes that we will need to make around the house to accommodate this shift. Disconnect the garden hoses, make sure the windows are sealed efficiently, pack ... READ MORE

 

Music to Our Ears (2015/11/16)

CARE Clubs are in full swing and the children are thriving.  The kids have gained valuable skills over the past 10 weeks including greeting others, forming friendships and understanding how friendships work, emotional reciprocity, flexibility, sportsmanship and so much more!  One of my favorite skills the club members gain is the expanded... READ MORE

 


Nicole McLain

MA, LMLP, AS
DIRECTOR OF AUTISM SERVICES

Nicole McLain is the director of Heartspring’s Autism Services programs. She has years of experience working with children with special needs in the classroom, community, within family homes and in therapeutic environments. Her last job was as program director at a South Carolina school where she developed and managed programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Helping families find resources, learn and grow and assisting children reach their goals and aspirations in life are amongst her top career objectives. Nicole has lived and studied ASD across the country, but is originally a Kansas girl from Beloit.

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