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The Good Doctor & Autism

Since its premiere in September, I have often been asked the question: “What do you think of the TV show, ‘The Good Doctor?’” If you don’t watch much television, “the Good Doctor” is about a surgical resident with autism who … Continue reading

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#WorldKindnessDay

As we anticipate World Kindness Day on Monday, November 13th, I began thinking… Initiated in 1997, this is a day set aside to focus on extending kindly acts towards others, without the expectation of anything in return. While it would … Continue reading

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Stay Safe on Halloween!

Dressing up as a favorite superhero, trick-or-treating for goodies, and spending the evening with friends are just a few reasons why Halloween can be such a fun holiday for parents and kids alike. However, for many children with autism this … Continue reading

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Impact of Trauma: World Mental Health Day

Last week, we recognized World Mental Health Day, a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Initiated in 1992, this important day is now acknowledged in more than 150 countries. Mental health is impacted in … Continue reading

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What’s New in Early Childhood Education?

This past week, I attended a board meeting for PNC’s Grow Up Great. Grow Up Great is a $350 million, multi-year, bi-lingual initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth through age five for success in school … Continue reading

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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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Book Review: The Reason I Jump

I am sure that all Moms must ask themselves occasionally: “I wonder why my child does that?” But for those of you who are the parent of a child on the spectrum, it is a question that we frequently ask … Continue reading

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