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Telehealth Support for ASD Now Available

First Bridge Centre is dedicated to ensuring that our families and staff stay safe during this global pandemic. We are adhering to the most up to date government guidance on isolation and social distancing. Therefore, we are adjusting to a telehealth model to ensure that

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Challenging Behaviour Explained

Tantrums, Meltdowns & Challenging Behaviour

All children can at times test our patience! Children with autism and learning difficulties are more likely to display challenging behaviour than their peers, which can be very stressful. Children are curious little bundles of energy that can bring so much joy. However, being a

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Making Learning at Home Fun

How to Make Learning Fun, With Play!

By Lily Stadlober, BCBA Over the past week, COVID-19 has forced us all to rapidly and dramatically change our daily routines and lifestyle. On Wednesday the Prime Minister announced that schools, colleges and early years settings will be closed until further notice. For many of

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8 Ways To Stay Active at Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all. Whilst families are working out how to provide some level of structure during home schooling, parents of children on the spectrum will have to tackle additional obstacles to keep their children happy and engaged.  We at First Bridge Centre are

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Susan Tirella - Lead BCBA

Meet Our Lead BCBA, Susan Tirella

Susan Tirella is a BCBA with nearly 20 years’ experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families across the U.S. and U.K. Having set up pediatric interdisciplinary ABA centres in California and Washington DC, she led their team as a Clinical Director. In her most recent

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Meet the Team Event

Our “Meet the Team” Event

This past fall, we hosted a successful “Meet The Team” event to introduce parents to First Bridge Centre. Here is our founder, Sasha Zerkalova, speaking about her personal journey towards founding the Centre. Other speakers included Sigmund Eldevick, Risca Solomon, Fiona Slomovic, and Maite Ferrin.

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What Are Early Signs of Autism?

What are the Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Whilst it is important to note that all children develop at a different pace, if your child exhibits one or more of the signs listed below, and the behaviours present repeatedly and frequently, your child may be showing early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Teachers Need Real Feedback

Teachers Need Real Feedback

Today, we would like to discuss a topic that is fundamental to the successful teaching of children. This includes teaching children with ASD and other related disorders, as well as neurotypical children.  To better expand on this crucial subject within our practice based on the

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Benefits of Centre Based Intervention

The Benefits of Centre Based Intervention

Dear parents and colleagues,  We have received a lot of inquiries about the benefits of centre-based intervention, and are happy to provide you with additional information to help you make an informed decision.  Centre Based Treatment This will point you to research comparisons of the

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New Findings Study

European Journal of Behaviour New Findings

We are happy to announce the release of a new scientific study in the European Journal of Behaviour providing evidence-based work on the Analysis of Community Implementation of Early Behavioral Intervention. This work provides ongoing evidence that higher intensity behavioural intervention yields better outcomes. The

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