Monthly Archives: April 2012

An Evolution of Research

There has been a great deal of “buzz” the last two weeks about the latest findings in a number of Autism research projects. We have been pointed in the direction of genetics, which many believe accounts for roughly 20% of … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

April 22nd-28th is the annual celebration for the Week of the Young Child. Its purpose is to focus attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize early childhood programs and services which lay the future … Continue reading

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Early Intervention and our National Autism Agenda

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)recently updated its estimate of autism prevalence in children in the United States to 1 in 88 (1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls).  This is a 78% increase from 2002.  … Continue reading

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Should Schools Make Exceptions for Student Athletes with Disabilities?

Many of us read about the high school athlete with Down syndrome, Eric Dompierre, who was on the basketball team at his high school.  Unfortunately, he will be unable to play his senior season because the Michigan High School Athletic … Continue reading

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Finding the Right App for your Child

We have talked about the value and uses of touch screen mobile devices and what to think about in making your selection. Now that you’ve made your purchase, your next step is to search for fun and educational apps! This may … Continue reading

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Defining Autism

Many of us were very concerned in January when we learned that the planned revision of the medical definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) would restrict its diagnosis in ways that could prevent many children and adults from receiving vital … Continue reading

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Tips for a Happier Easter

While holidays are filled with joyful memories, they can also bring added stress for parents. Changes in schedules, visits to unfamiliar sites and meeting new people can lead to challenging behaviors in some of our children.  In thinking about the … Continue reading

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