Monthly Archives: June 2012

ABA Coverage: Changes Still Leave Some Behind

As a longtime advocate for the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) both in school and at home, I was very pleased to read that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) publicly endorsed the use of ABA in the treatment … Continue reading

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“Best Buddies” Connects Kids

Start looking for a series of billboards popping up across the country in an effort to promote acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities.  The campaign is sponsored by Best Buddies, a national non-profit organization that fosters one-on-one friendships between those … Continue reading

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Autism News: Medication Announcement

Yesterday, pharmaceutical giant, Roche, announced a partnership with Seaside Therapeutics to speed up the development medications for use in the treatment of autism.  Click below to read more about the collaboration: New Alliance for Developing Autism Medication For those of you in … Continue reading

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Update on Findings in Autism Studies

I’d like to highlight two reports that I found highly relevant to the autism community.  First, a study published by Dr. Antonio Hardan of the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital found that an anti-oxidant supplement, … Continue reading

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Have You Volunteered Lately?

I would like to share a few thoughts about the importance of volunteerism in our society today.  The need for services for children and adults with autism is growing exponentially while funding is significantly declining.  Each of us should ask … Continue reading

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Meet the Robots

On Thursday, June 14, we will be presenting, “Conversation with Brendan:  Robots, Grandkids and Autism.”  For those who will not be able to attend, I thought I would provide you with a brief update on the project.  Planning for the … Continue reading

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Surviving Summer Travels

Now that summer vacation is almost upon us, I thought I would share a few tips about traveling, as many of us save our “trips” for this time of the year.  Whether you are traveling by car or by airplane, … Continue reading

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