Q: How long will it take me to get through all of the training?
A: The program is self-paced, so results will vary. We estimate 8 months.
Q: Who created this program?
A: Autism Lizard was designed and guided by U.S. Board Certified Behavioral Analysts. Therapists and parents were involved in the shooting of the videos at the direction of the Board Certified Behavioral Analysts.
Q: Do you have to have Autism in order to use this program?
A: No. Typically developing children will absolutely benefit from the program. Please check out our sister curriculum, designed with this population in mind: Neurotypical people, living with ADD/ADHD, Down's, and other developmentally delayed individuals: https://gatorbehavior.com/
These skills are regularly taught by therapists to children with Autism, since the nature of Autism involves the lack of social skills.
Q: Who is responsible for teaching my child social, emotional, and coping skills?
A: Schools have increasingly eliminated any teachings of these skills. Although the children are expected to know these skills. Unless you are teaching your child social, emotional, and coping skills, they are likely not learning them.
Q: What are the risks, if my child does not learn these social, emotional, and coping skills?
A: Independence is a key goal with people with Autism. Learning social, emotional, and coping skills provide all people with a better opportunity to thrive. Studies show that when a person lacks a foundation of social, emotional, and coping skills (Autism or not), the child is at a higher risk for anxiety and depression.