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Closing the Gap: Emerging Methods of Identification and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Over the last 2 weeks, I discussed some of the key research for 2022.   However, there was an additional study recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics that I wanted to bring to your attention.  A team from Rutgers University looked … Continue reading

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2022 Autism Research Continued

This week, I am continuing our discussion of some of the 2022 research that provided me with new insights into the many facets of autism. The science of Autism is constantly evolving.   Parental Genetics   Environmental Factors   Underserved Communities   Disorders Associated … Continue reading

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2022: A Major Year for Advances in Autism Research

Over the next few weeks, I thought I would share some of the highlights in Autism Research in 2022. Early Identification Parent-Mediated Interventions in Training The Brain Next week I will provide additional information about parental genetics, environmental factors, underserved … Continue reading

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Exercise: The Key to Combatting Depression in Children

I have been writing for several years about the benefits of exercise and how exercise, when developed as a life skill when a person is young, can provide lifelong benefits. We know the benefits of exercise as they relate to … Continue reading

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A Big Win for the Autism Community!

President Biden recently signed into law The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, which contains some significant victories for the community of persons with Developmental Disabilities and Autism.  These include: Thanks goes out to Autism Caucus co-chairs Reps. Chris Smith (R, NJ) … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions: A Look Back

As Christmas is now only a few days away, I began thinking of Christmas throughout the years.Christmas was always an important day in the Barber household. Mother loved decorating the house for Christmas, and she would take days tocomplete her decorating. … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village to Accomplish Great Things!

Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” This quote is especially impactful to me as I think about the wide range of stakeholders who have helped mobilize the mission of the … Continue reading

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Offering Baskets of Hope This Holiday Season

While the holiday season is a time of joy and celebration for many, some families struggle with food insecurity and the stress that comes along with it. The staff of the Elizabeth Lee Black School established a food pantry several … Continue reading

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Celebrating A Season of Gratefulness

The four weeks leading up to Christmas are always quite busy, which means it can be very easy to forget about stopping to reflect on all there is to be grateful for during this time of year. As we approach … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving approaches (and the Ladies Only Luncheon is history), I always take a moment to think about what I am thankful for. I’ll share a few of my thoughts…feel free to add on! I am thankful for: Ryan, who … Continue reading

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