Autism Awareness Month

Latest Blog Posts on Autism


A Brief Update on Autisim

Date: 05/28/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Autism, Causes Of Autism, Wendy Chung, Genetics And Autism, Understanding Autism, Autism And Vaccines


AFI Docs Announces 2014 Schedule with Ebert's "Life Itself" in the Spotlight

Date: 05/23/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Documentaries, Life Itself, Afi Docs


Help! My Child Eats Dirt!

Date: 05/15/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Parenting, Pica, Eats Dirt, Childhood Disorders, Children Who Eat Nonfood Items


Interview: Overcoming Autism with Claire LaZebnik

Date: 03/24/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Claire Lazebnik, Overcoming Autism, Lynn Kogel


Neptune In Pisces And Penguins In Sweaters

Date: 03/10/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Astrology, Neptune


He Likes To Love

Date: 03/07/2014

  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 ...

Related Topics: Blog 107, Love Ambassador, Neil Diamond, Autism Spectrum, Tamara Mark, Pasadena CA, Turn On Your Heartlight, Et


How Do I Love Me? More Suggestions from Pros 2014 part 3

Date: 01/26/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Blog 91, Health And Wellness, Rick Lauber, Laura S. Scott, Ed Preston, Cassandra James, Adrienne Raimo, Tsara Shelton, Gigi Griffis, Angel Thomas, Hayley Carr, JF Garrard


A New Method for Working With Autism

Date: 11/05/2013

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 ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Autisim, Applied Behavior Analysis, Aba, Normalizing Children With Autism, Parenting Special Needs, Parenting Autisim

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