Monthly Archives: April 2014

“Autism – What We Know” by Wendy Chung

For today’s blog, I originally planned to take a look back on the month of April and our activities. However, I just watched a TED Talk titled “Autism – What We Know (And What We Don’t Know Yet)” by Wendy … Continue reading

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Helping Nonverbal Children Speak

iPads have created a buzz among families raising a child with autism. A child who is unable to speak can only express his needs and wants through behavior.  For example, a child could take a parent’s hand and walk him … Continue reading

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Landmark Agreement Helps Adults With Disabilities Enter the Competitive Workplace

Last week the Justice Department announced a “landmark” agreement with the state of Rhode Island, which was found to have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by segregating adults with disabilities in workshops and day facilities. Over the next ten … Continue reading

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Hoppy Easter!

This blog may seem a little familiar.  It was one of my first blogs posted on April 5, 2012 yet it is still relavent today so I wanted to share it again. While holidays are filled with joyful memories, they can … Continue reading

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There’s Nothin’ Better Than A Good Old Fashion’ Friend

The latest report released by the CDC indicating one in 68 8-year- olds has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has everyone talking. This 30% increase since 2012 tells me that every elementary classroom probably has one child on the spectrum.  Looking … Continue reading

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How Do Thirty Million Words Affect Your Child?

Did you know that by age 4 children living in poverty had heard 30 million fewer words than their counterparts in more advantaged families? This finding led Dana Suskind, M.D. to establish the “Thirty Million Words” Initiative to close the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

Last week I had the honor of attending PNC Grow Up Great’s tenth anniversary in Chicago. This week marks the Week of the Young Child.  Both of these events focus public attention on the needs of our children under 5 … Continue reading

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