Autism Awareness Month
Latest Blog Posts on Autism
One in 50 children are now diagnosed with autism (CDC). Right now, there are no definitive tests to tell whether a child will develop autism, but we know that the earlier we detect autism, the better we can serve a child. So how about detection at birth? A new study by Yale researchers and UC Davis' MIND Institute discovered a tool they can use to detect who is likely at risk when a child is ...
Today I finished the final payment for a set of storage cabinets that I asked All Around Handyman and Lawn Service to do for me. They are beautiful enough to have in my home; but they are in the garage. When Matt began the work, I wasn't familiar with his work; and I wrote out the first partial-payment check with a bit of concern. Sure he had given me a great price and I really needed som ...
Hip-Hop Yoga for Healing Trauma By Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Eddie Stern, Co-Director, Ashtanga Yoga New York Thirteen years ago, a man who went by the name of Black Just was shot and killed in South East Queens. He was killed trying to interrupt a retaliation killing – an assailant pulled a gun on his friend, and he jumped in between them, hoping to dissuade the man from pulling the trigger. It w ...
Each of us has been given a plan for our lives. For most, that blueprint remains a mystery and a puzzle. We wander back and forth unsure of our footing or grasp. Much like a mountain climber who has no safety rope or pick, we inch our way through life fearing each move. There is challenge and fear because we know that one wrong move will plunge us to a certain death. Yet, there is little ...
Remembering is a vital Christian discipline that is either ignored or taught in an off-handed, casual manner. Most of us know that routine thinking is defined by psychologists as remembering what happened in the past and rehearsing how we would change it if we could relive the event. Perhaps that is the reason why Christians disregard the command of Jesus to “do this to remember me.” Why ...
She is never early. Always late. He cannot speak without using offensive or vulgar expressions. ”I’M marching to a different drummer” is her excuse for breaking all the rules and acting selfishly. He only seems interested in hurting others, if he doesn’t get his way. I’ve deliberately left out names. Because we all can fit into any of those statements but for the mercy and work of God in ...
Perhaps one of the greatest virtues and joys of a Christian is remembering. We often overlook the command that Jesus gave to us during the Lord’s Supper. He said, “Do this so you will remember me.” Time and time again in the Old and New Testaments we are instructed to remember. Many of the emotional and mental hardships we experience in our daily spiritual walk stem from neglecting this ...
Tonight I had a pleasant surprise when I met a friend who is also a member of Special Gathering during my late afternoon walk. My friend, M.J. was meeting with her reading tutor in the park. Her tutor explained that they often take a walk in the park to help M.J. loosen up and prepare her for her next reading assignment. At the time I saw them, they weren’t walking but M.J. was reading out ...
Autism in the Community