Monthly Archives: August 2014

Could the Debate Over a Link Between Autism and Vaccines be Resurfacing?

iReport, CNN’s user-generated news community, published a study this month that concluded African American boys are more at risk for autism if they are given the MMR vaccine before the age of two. The author stated that researchers at the … Continue reading

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Would You Consider Participating in a Research Study?

I frequently see requests from graduate students, hospitals and universities asking family members, children and adults with autism to consider participating in a research study. Too often the studies are being conducted in settings a distance from Erie in large … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Transition Planning

School bells are ringing in most neighborhoods across the country.  Yesterday was the first day of school at the Elizabeth Lee Black School.  Approximately 225 children and youth, 3 – 21 years of age, came off their busses.  Most were … Continue reading

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The Power of A Mother’s Love

Guest Blogger: Emily Pinto Taylor It feels utterly fitting that I write something for this blog, which I’ve read for years and the topic of which is near and dear to my heart. Autism Spectrum Disorders have for me (as … Continue reading

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Autcraft – A Safe Haven For Children With Autism

Online gaming is not only a great resource for social skills, but also a leisure skill our children can enjoy with their typical peers.  Many children are enthralled with Minecraft, the game that consists of building a world block by … Continue reading

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What Does Chloe’s Law Mean to You?

Did you know that Governor Tom Corbett signed into law last month the Down Syndrome Prenatal Education Act (Chloe’s Law)?  Originally introduced as H.B. 2111 and co-sponsored by local representatives including Representative Bizzarro and Representative Rapp, this legislation requires healthcare practitioners to … Continue reading

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Robin Williams – A Legendary Actor

  Today we mourn the loss of a celebrated artist, comedian, and actor.  I first got to know Robin Williams through Mork & Mindy, a TV show that had you laughing nonstop for 30 minutes.  I enjoyed the show so … Continue reading

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