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How Journaling with My ASD Son Created a Special Life Connection


Recently I was searching the house for something. We have no storage space so “storage” is pretty much anywhere I can stuff something and finding “said something” later often proves to be an all day event. I never did find what I was looking for but I did come across DC’s Journal from way back in […]

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Promising New App Can Help ASD Kids Communicate Better


Aut2Speak, an app that bridges the communication gap for those with pre-verbal or non-verbal autism, has announced its anticipated iOS release. Autism spectrum speech disorders can be difficult and even frustrating. Approximately half a million people in the United States suffer from autism-related speech disorders. Almost 10 million people have trouble with speech from other […]

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How to Take the Worry Out of Appointments with Your ASD Child


Do you dread taking your child with ASD to the dentist? Is a trip to get a haircut out of the question? Try using the 3 P’s: Pretend, Practice, and Pair to take the sting out of necessary outings. With a little time and preparation, kids on the spectrum of all ages and skill levels can learn to […]

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A Quick Look at ASD Literary Finds


We have uncovered two newly-published books that provide a perfect fit for both parents and children during the back-to-school timeframe.  For a child experiencing anxiety, we are highlighting a lovely picture book by author Annette Rivlin-Gutman that encourages children to find their inner calm.  Parents and caregivers of children on the spectrum are sure to […]

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A New Year and Hope for Change

  As 2013 has drawn to a close, and with the Holiday season behind us, it’s time for 2014 to begin in earnest. For many people the beginning of a new year presents an opportunity for productive or positive personal change. Many individuals make New Year Resolutions, or set goals or promises to better themselves, […]

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Autism in the Blood?

Autism in the Blood? by Leslie Burby Recently in the news, autism and blood tests have been a common thread.  The two main companies that seem to have caught my attention the most for autism research are Lineagen Incorporated with its FirststepDX genetics program and SynapDx Corporation on its quest to find a blood test […]

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FAA Allowing PEDs on airplanes

Changes to Airline Policies involving Personal Electronic Devices by Megan Kelly The US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently announced that airlines may expand their rules and policies involving Portable Electronic Devices (also known as PED’s).  This change concerns all phases of flight, including takeoff and landing. Although policies and rules differ […]

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How one organization can help so many in NY

Event Recap by Leslie Burby On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 I had the pleasure of going to Columbia University in New York to see the VSA NYC Murals & Calendar Project.  David Marquis, Executive Director of Marquis Studios & VSA-NYC, was kind enough to guide me through how this project was executed and explain the organizations involved. […]

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Anti-Bullying Campaign

Anti-Bullying Campaign by Leslie Burby In April, Kevin Healey, a 38 year-old autistic man started a campaign to get stricter laws in England to help eradicate autism focused bullying. Kevin is no stranger to advocating for autism related issues/rights. According to his site (http://www.kevinhealey.net/?page_id=2), “Kevin Healey has been campaigning for autism rights for the last […]

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ASD Options for Living Independently

ASD Options for Living Independentlyby Megan KellyToday there are more options than ever before for adults and young adults living independently with autism. Programs and centers have opened in many different places across the United States, giving many people access to their benefits, assistance, and services. The programs focus on helping adults of all ages […]

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