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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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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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Safety Measures for a Wandering Child

Every mother’s greatest fear:  You look up and your child is gone!  Perhaps your child decided to go sit down, or he may be deliberately running off, or he is simply wandering.  In any case, you are in a panic … Continue reading

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Medications & Autism

Medications.  Should I or shouldn’t I?  Many families struggle with this question.  From my perspective, there is no right or wrong answer.  When the suggestion to consider medication was first made to me, I immediately said, “Let’s give it a … Continue reading

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Physical Fitness Helps with Autism Challenges

Summer. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound. Snow and ice may have kept us indoors during January and February, but we have no excuse not to be outside now. You don’t have to belong to a gym to engage in physical … Continue reading

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Autism News: Medication Announcement

Yesterday, pharmaceutical giant, Roche, announced a partnership with Seaside Therapeutics to speed up the development medications for use in the treatment of autism.  Click below to read more about the collaboration: New Alliance for Developing Autism Medication For those of you in … Continue reading

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Pull-to-Sit Test

We all know the importance of early intervention for children with autism. We are constantly striving for earlier and more accurate diagnosis. That is why there is such interest from the wire services in a study that demonstrated weak head … Continue reading

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