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How to Have a Great Start to the School Year

I recently heard a Back-to-School ad play on the TV and immediately thought, “Can it be time for this already?” I can still recall how I felt as July turned into August and we began the back-to-school countdown. Ryan was … Continue reading

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The Power of One: Remembering Eunice & Gertrude

Today, as I read Maria Shriver’s Sunday essay on unity, inclusion, and the Special Olympics turning 50, I could not help but think about my aunt, Gertrude Barber. Her life has so many parallels to Eunice Kennedy and her endeavor … Continue reading

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Should Autism Funding go towards Research or Services?

So often we hear about that funding is being directed toward research. Some of us wonder, should some of this funding be directed toward programs that benefit our children and adults? While I certainly wish for there to be funding … Continue reading

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Golfing & Autism: The Perfect Pair?

Ryan experienced two huge accomplishments this week.  Unlike his Mom who can’t read enough, reading is not one of his “favorites.”  However, he did have a book (thanks to a gift from his Godfather, Joe Mehl) The Feeling of Greatness, … Continue reading

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Why Do We Label?

Recently, I read an article that challenged its readers to rethink the way we view diagnoses such as autism. Traditionally, autism has been described as a brain development disorder or delay. However, especially in recent years, we have seen an … Continue reading

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The Importance of Summer

Summer at last! I am always excited as my Mother was to see that summer is here!  When I was a child, that meant being outside from 9-4 (excluding lunch), playing with the neighborhood kids, bicycling, red rover and games … Continue reading

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Monthly Research Articles

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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