Autism

Mom to 3 Year Old with ASD Ensures a Healthy Second Pregnancy

Anna, mother of a three year old boy with ASD, consulted me last week because she’s planning another pregnancy and would like to do everything possible to ensure a healthy baby. This question comes...

A Psychotherapist’s View On Upcoming DSM Changes

by Barbara Lester, LCSW As a whole, I support the proposed changes to the DSM despite the controversy surrounding the potential shift. About the Clinician or the Client?  My professional experience with the current...

Organize a Resource Fair in Your Community

Guest Post by Julie Foxx This past spring, I had the pleasure of attending the Recreation Programs for Individuals With Special Needs Resource Fair at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, NJ.  ...

Sharing Their Passions – How Can Your Child’s Passion Help Others?

I work in a school for students (ages 3 – 22) with various special needs and we recently welcomed a new student in my adult transition classroom. Getting to know “Max” has been fun...

Treating the Child, Not the Diagnosis

When I first began in pediatric practice back in the early 80’s, the approach to evaluating children with developmental delays was much different than today. In general, pediatricians were much more likely to take...
jeremy brooks ending intolerance

On a Mission to End Intolerance

“It is important that people know  what you stand for.  It’s equally important that they know  what you won’t stand for.”   ~ Mary Waldrop One of my previous articles focused on The Gift of Tolerance which included successful...

Be Flexible & Reduce the Anxiety of Getting Gifts

Source: autismdigest.comWe assume that everyone enjoys receiving a gift, especially kids. Yet many parents report that getting a gift causes fear and anxiety in their children with autism. Simply put, it just is...

A Hunting We Will Go! Scavenger Hunts for Learning

Who doesn’t remember a good scavenger hunt as a child? It was fun to be at a party, divide into teams and go out into the neighborhood to find items. Well, good fun is...

Should I Tell My Child He Has Autism?

The decision to tell your child that he has autism is a personal one. Knowing when and how to tell your children will present differently for each family. The ultimate decision will also need...