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World Braille Day

Did you know that January 4th was World Braille Day? As I researched Braille Day, I learned some new, interesting facts. Braille is not actually a language, but a code used by blind people A blind Frenchman, Louis Braille, in … Continue reading

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Top Ten Research Stories of 2014

Recently, a favorite organization of mine, Autism Speaks, posted an article that reviewed 2014’s “Top Ten” stories in autism research. These stories are so encouraging that I think it is important to share with my community as well, and to … Continue reading

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Would You Consider Participating in a Research Study?

I frequently see requests from graduate students, hospitals and universities asking family members, children and adults with autism to consider participating in a research study. Too often the studies are being conducted in settings a distance from Erie in large … Continue reading

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Autism Research Embraces Technology

Autism Speaks recently announced that they are collaborating with Google to transform genomic research on ASD. This is a very complicated, scientific concept so I have been researching it further to ensure that I understand what this means.  What I’ve … 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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200 and Counting!

My 200th blog!  I have been read by 11,821 visitors from over 113 countries.  Some of the topics that I have written on include: My Journey I Have Autism: Ryan’s View Is Your Child Being Bullied? Overcoming Communication Barriers with … Continue reading

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11 Exciting Achievements in 2013

As I look to the start of another year, I find that it is not the end nor a beginning but an opportunity to continue to expand the knowledge and experience that we have gained over the last 365 days. … Continue reading

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