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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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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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Calling All Shoppers!

It’s that time of year, back to school and end-of-summer sales! Did you know that you can shop, save, and give all at once? “Shop for a Cause” is a national event that takes place on Saturday, August 24th at … 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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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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Defining Autism…Again

In early April, we discussed the planned revision of the medical definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in DSM V.  The proposed definition of Autism, which would eliminate Asperger Syndrome and “pervasive developmental disorder,” was criticized when researchers at Yale … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Being Bullied?

I was reading an article recently about bullying and was surprised and saddened by the statistics – one out of four teens has experienced some form of bullying.  In fact, 40% of children have been bullied while online.  Certainly, bullying … Continue reading

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