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Proposed PA Budget Includes Increases for Education

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf proposed his plan for PA State spending for fiscal year 2015-16. I was pleased to see that he is including some significant new investments in education, both for early learning as well as K-12. Some of … Continue reading

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Achievements of 2014!

As we wind down December and head into the New Year, I can’t help but think of the many accomplishments we can celebrate for 2014. My first thoughts are of our children, adults and staff throughout the Erie, Pittsburgh, and … 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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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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Updates from IMFAR

The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) was held this month in Toronto.  This meeting attracts nearly 2,000 participants and presents research from basic science to potential new treatments.  Since few of us have the opportunity to attend these innovative … Continue reading

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What Factors Increase the Risk of Autism?

There is much discussion among those in the autism community about certain factors that may increase the risk of autism. Many theories and studies are out there – genetics, prenatal environment, vaccines – the list goes on and on. Recently, … Continue reading

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Young Adults With Autism

The first question I asked when learning that my son Ryan had an autism spectrum disorder was “What would his future look like?”  Up until then, I presumed that he would attend the University of Notre Dame, as my father, … Continue reading

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