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Issue 32 – Striving for Independence

Dear Readers, When I think of April, my thoughts immediately go to the vast number of families celebrating National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM). It’s an excellent time to educate about autism, promote awareness and acceptance and reach out to families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With more than two million individuals diagnosed with ASD […]

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The Gift of Autism

I’m inclined to believe that autism is a gift. It is certainly something special that not every family gets to experience. When viewed from the outside autism may be considered to be a challenge. When viewed from the inside, autism is much more than that. A child with autism can be unique and unlike any […]

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Winning the Fight for Autism

Winning the Fight for Autism

Every time the professional fighters meet their opponents in the ring and the octagon, they must focus on their personal strengths – from physical and mental toughness to psychological and emotional drive. It’s all about being a warrior. Christian Mitchell, founder and president of Fighting for Autism, feels much the same way. An autism awareness […]

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Consider the child when purchasing a gift. Just as you wouldn’t buy a truck for a Barbie loving little girl – nor should you purchase a 8+ science kit for a child with a cognitive ability of a three year old. I’ve often had people come right out and ask me, “What do I buy […]

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Issue 24 – Autism: A Family Perspective

 Dear Readers, Everyone has a unique perspective. Whether you’re the type who sees the glass as half empty or half full, the way you define your world depends greatly on how you perceive it. It’s what makes each of us special. This month, in light of our many differences and perceptions, we are publishing several personal perspectives […]

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Sensory Corner

Sensory Corner

Sensory Corner One of the greatest things you can do with your child is play. If they have sensory sensitivities, then helping them with sensory regulation through play is even more important to your child’s development.  Below are some fun ways to incorporate sensory play while playing with your kid/s. Flour One of the biggest […]

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Money Saving Suggestions

Get Paid Helping Disabled Child Home

How to Get Paid for Helping a Disabled Child in the Home by Leslie Burby   Instructions Call or visit your state’s disability state council. To find your state’s disability council click the link – http://www.nacdd.org/about-nacdd/council-listings-map.aspx#Connecticut Get the grant application forms that fit you and your family’s specific needs from the Vocational Rehabilitation and Public […]

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Bins and Pencils

I live in New England, which for those of you not familiar with the United States is a group of states that gets to witness what every season has to offer. We get blizzards, we get heat waves, and we are well known for our beautiful foliage; when the leaves turn such vibrant colors that […]

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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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Early Signs of Autism in Children – Diagnosis and treatment options

We are proud to announce the release of Leslie Burby’s latest book, Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers, Infants and Babies. The book provides a practical guide about how to identify the early signs in:· Speech Repetition Play Fixations Gastrointestinal complications Feeding Sensory Processing It highlights the developmental milestones that your child should be reaching from […]

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Wholeness and Completion Issues

Wholeness and Completion Issues by Leslie Burby If your child or a student that you teach, seems defiant or like they “just won’t listen,” then you need to read this article. When my daughter, (who has Asperger’s Syndrome), was a toddler I had concerns that she was deaf at times because of the way she […]

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Issue 13 – Surviving the Holidays

Featuring:Navigating the Holidays by Jeannie Davide-RiveraChristmas is Coming by Renee SalasInterview with Candice Chaktoura of Signing Autistic Lives by Leslie Burby5 Helpful Tips to Make Your Child’s I.E.P Meeting More Tolerable Than Terrifying by John MewsAutism in the News: FAA Allowing PEDs on airplanes by Megan KellyMallory’s Marvelous Muffins by Leslie A. BurbyThe Nod by […]

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Issue 12 – Helping Grandparents Understand the Complexity of Autism

Featuring:Grandparents and Autism by Kimberlee McCaffertyA Weekend Away by B’s dadDivorce, Autism, and Blended Families by Nick MalcuitEvent Recap by Leslie A. BurbyHoliday Gift Giving Guide by Leslie A. BurbyFitting Fitness into the ASD Household by Eric ChessenRelax Bottle/Timeout Timer by Johanna SpauldingBook in the Spotlight: Rules by Trev’s MomSaving My Sensory Hide by Alyssa […]

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