With Barbara Haas-Givler

Barbara Haas-Givler, BCBA, is the clinic director at the Geisinger Fragile X Center in Pennsylvania. She took the time to share some thoughts, tips, and methods for caregivers on supporting your child with Fragile X syndrome during special times, like the COVID-19 response. Starting with taking care of yourself first (like when the flight attendant tells you to put on your oxygen mask before helping others) to day-to-day strategies like schedules, social stories, activities, and more. Take 17 minutes to listen — it is worth your time.

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