Autism Awareness Month
Latest Blog Posts on Autism
If you have a chance to listen to Geneticist Wendy Chung's TED talk on autism, do so. She briefly summarizes where we are on better understanding the Autism Spectrum Disorders. Here are a few of her points: 1) Autism is a spectrum disorder which means it looks different in different children. There is a wide range of symptoms and functioning. 2) Better awareness of the disorder and symptoms ...
I am a proud sponsor of Washington's magnificent annual documentary festival and this year's list of films is outstanding. I'm delighted that director Steve James will be there with his documentary about Roger Ebert, "Life Itself." Also scheduled: 112 WEDDINGS: DIR Doug Block. USA. Filmmaker Doug Block (THE KIDS GROW UP) started filming people's wedding videos 20 years ago as a way to mak ...
A mom notices that her three-year-old son eats dirt, paper and sand. She wonders if this is normal and if he will eventually grow out of this behavior. A child who persistently eats nonnutritive substances like dirt, sand and paper for a period of over a month could be suffering from pica. Pica is more common in children with autism and developmental delays, but affects other children as ...
A completely revised new edition of the indispensable book Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life comes out tomorrow. The original, published ten years ago, was written by Dr. Lynn Koegel, the nationally recognized head of the Autism Research Center at the University of California, and Claire LaZebnik, a professional writer and the mother ...
Photograph: Christina Angourias/AAP Among the many pressing questions that have been raised in The Internet Age... Is the government spying on me? Is my consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup killing me? Is there GMO wheat in this sandwich, and will that make me grow a second head? ... we can now add another: Should I be knitting a sweater for a penguin? The Internet Age is the absolute ...
Sometimes words tickle me to such a point that I get the giggles and need to share them, partly because they are so contagious (the words and the giggles) and because I can't hold them in. Such was the case today when I read a post on Facebook written by Tamara Mark, who lives in Pasadena, CA with her two preternaturally beautiful sons, Ian and Harry. With a mother's pride, she write ...
Today is Day 26 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jump-starting your own self-love and joining The Self-Love Movement ™. I recently asked some experts how they show themselves love and included some in2 previous posts, to give you more ideas that you can use for yourself. Now I've got some more suggestions! I'm delighted to have ...
When Ann took away her son's play station to begin his homework, he threw a huge temper tantrum. Her son, Rob, was autistic and a handful when it came to managing his behavior. So Ann decided to try a method of working with Rob's behavior that she saw on a TV interview. Even though the method was presented as new, it is not new. It has been around since I began seeing clients in the late 1970 ...
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