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Will you Stand Up?

In 1996, over 300,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to stand together for a movement – to Stand for Children. Every year on June 1st, the nation rallies together to acknowledge that we need … Continue reading

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Early Intervention – It Works!

When I read that the 2015 theme for Better Hearing and Speech Month was “Early Intervention Counts,” I thought back to Ryan as a toddler and some of the challenges he experienced. I knew that Ryan was experiencing delays in … Continue reading

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Pronouns and Autism

One of the challenges we faced when Ryan was about 3 years old was pronoun reversal. For example, if I handed him his toy and prompted him with, “Whose toy is this?” Rather than saying “my toy,” he would reply … Continue reading

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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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What Is The True Cost of Raising A Child With Autism?

In a study published yesterday in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, we learned that autism is one of the costliest disabilities: $2.4 million across the lifespan if the person also has intellectual disabilities. Not surprising is that 79% of that cost … Continue reading

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Dear Great Teachers…

It’s that time of year.  Our school children are being sent into the hands of someone else to be cared for, fed, bandaged when injured and instructed.  They are handed over entirely.  It is not a parent, a grandparent, a … Continue reading

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Advances in the Field of Autism

It’s been a year of headlines in the field of autism. Autism Speaks Scientific Advisory Board Committee published the top 10 autism research advances of 2012.  It’s a quick and understandable resource guide to the latest research findings. I liked … Continue reading

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