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Monthly Research Updates

Scientists and researchers are constantly uncovering more information related to autism, offering insights into the origins, possible causes and even at times potential cures. I come across dozens of articles on a weekly basis, some of which seem more important … Continue reading

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Science Raises Hopes for Autism Breakthroughs

As we as a community and a nation prepare to mark World Autism Day on Monday, I think back to when my now 23-year-old son, Ryan, was first diagnosed with autism. One of the things that I distinctly remember was … Continue reading

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Are Repetitive Behaviors Harmful?

If you have ever worked in special education, there is a good chance you have witnessed repetitive behaviors. For those who may not be familiar with the concept, a repetitive behavior is nearly any activity that can be done over … Continue reading

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#lotsofsocks: Celebrating WDSD!

If you see happen to see a number of people wearing wild socks today, don’t worry: these people didn’t have a laundry crisis, they are simply celebrating World Down Syndrome Day! WDSD, celebrated each year on March 21st, is a … Continue reading

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#ChangeYourMind about Brain Injury

  Did you know that brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults? I certainly did not, and was shocked to learn this. As part of Brain Injury Awareness month, a PA organization … Continue reading

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How to talk to your child about Parkland

In the aftermath of the tragic Parkland, FL incident, it seems that whenever you turn on your TV the news is always covering some aspect of the incident; whether it is asking “Could this have been prevented?” to how to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Maria Shriver’s “I’ve Been Thinking”

I am an avid follower of Maria Shriver’s Sunday newsletter, so I was thrilled to hear that she was writing a book, “I’ve Been Thinking: Reflections, Prayers and Mediations on a Meaningful Life.”  I learned that she was going to … Continue reading

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