Monthly Archives: December 2012

Advances in the Field of Autism

It’s been a year of headlines in the field of autism. Autism Speaks Scientific Advisory Board Committee published the top 10 autism research advances of 2012.  It’s a quick and understandable resource guide to the latest research findings. I liked … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings

It is that time of the year again when we are thankful for everything merry and bright. It’s a time to share the happiness that the season brings and count your blessings with a Christmas Blessings Mix! Christmas Blessings Mix … Continue reading

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Autism not Linked to Violence

My heart goes out to the families who have suffered such tragic loss these last few days in Newtown Connecticut. As a school educator and a mother, I cannot fathom the shock or sadness that accompanies this devastation. The feelings … Continue reading

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Rural vs. Urban Rountable

Winston Churchill said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Tanya Teglo said this today as she spoke during the PA Senate roundtable at the Barber … Continue reading

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Specialisterne: A Company on the Cutting Edge

Many adults with autism are unable to secure employment and are often overlooked for the outstanding skills that they bring to a job.  In fact, 80% of adults with autism don’t have full-time jobs – not because they can’t manage … Continue reading

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A Recipe for a Joyful Holiday

The holidays are times of good food, joyful memories, heightened excitement and full schedules. This hectic pace can be challenging for children with special needs. However, with some additional planning and preparation you can indeed make this the holiday of … Continue reading

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Autism-Friendly Santa: A Huge Success!

On Friday I wrote about our upcoming autism-friendly Santa event. Over 150 children and their families participated. You can check out the coverage from a Jet 24, a local news station at http://bit.ly/R1qAYr. I’m so pleased that I can be … Continue reading

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