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Cornelia Pelzer Elwood

Cornelia Pelzer Elwood is the mother of two sons, one of whom has Asperger’s syndrome. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University, trained as a life coach, and earned a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Antioch University New England. She has many years of experience collaborating with her son’s providers and interacting closely with his schools. She is based in the Boston area of Massachusetts. D. Scott McLeod, PhD is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Aspire Program (, clinical instructor of psychology for Harvard Medical School, and clinical psychologist for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families in his private practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. He obtained his PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. Cornelia Pelzer Elwood and D. Scott McLeod, PhD speak to groups about their book, present about ASD and parenting at conferences, and lead a six-week Take Charge ASD training for parents. Website: Book on Amazon: Facebook:

How to Take Charge of Your Child’s ASD Treatment Now

It was an ordinary weekday morning in September.  I was sitting at the kitchen counter working on an assignment for one of my graduate school classes when the phone rang.  The caller ID told me it was someone from my son Alexander’s school, and my mind immediately began to race. Was there a problem? What […]

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