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How To Get Involved This April

April is Autism Awareness Month! In honor of that, there are several great events going on in our community. Since it can be hard to keep up, I’ve created a timeline below for families to reference during this fun-filled month. … Continue reading

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Vatican To Hold Premiere Autism Conference This Week

The Vatican’s first ever conference on autism, “The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope,” is being held this week. Pope Francis has established the conference in the hopes of ending the stigma of autism and the isolation of those … Continue reading

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Recognizing Three Ground Breaking Developments in Autism Research on World Autism Day

I wrote an op-ed piece for the Erie News Times and I wanted to share it with you. As communities around the globe prepare to celebrate World Autism Day, we look back on a year that has been unprecedented in … Continue reading

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How Are You Going To Light It Up Blue?

What are you going to do to shine a light on autism? Each April 2nd we celebrate Light It Up Blue in commemoration of the United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. This is a unique global initiative that kicks … Continue reading

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A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween

Halloween is all about dressing up as scary, ghoulish, funny characters, knocking on the doors of neighbors and friends, collecting treats and relishing in the fun. However, for many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), this can be a difficult … Continue reading

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UPDATE: All About Autism Introduces Revised Resources

Fall brings a change in season. It’s often a time to clean, organize the garage and reorganize our wardrobe as we prepare for the winter season.  In the same spirit, I decided to revisit and update important resources for those … Continue reading

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The Search for Avonte

The disappearance of young Avonte Oquendo in New York City (NYC) reminds me again of this critical issue for many, many parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities. I recall Ryan’s most serious incident when he wandered off as … Continue reading

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Our Students Get Giving

Emma – “Collecting pennies made me happy.” Jimmy N. – “Perfect. Counting money made me feel good. I’d like to do it again.” Kayla – Smiling she said “It felt good.” Jimmy S. – “Great. It was a pretty good … Continue reading

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Celebrating: One Woman’s Dream

A dream can be as individual as a fingerprint or as universal as a common prayer. For parents of a child with developmental disabilities, the dream may be for a child to speak or to walk. For an adult with … Continue reading

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Hare Care: Here comes the Easter Bunny!

Sunday was St. Patrick’s day, spring begins tomorrow (even though snow is falling outside my window), and Easter is right around the corner. Isn’t time flying by? As the days roll onward, I am making a concerted effort to take … Continue reading

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