Category Archives: autism

Beyond Borders: Our Human Family

No matter the color of your skin, how you dress, how or if you pray, the language you speak, we are one human family. Now more than ever we need bridges not walls for our children and our families. Click … Continue reading

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Preparing neurodiverse youth for the workplace

”Preparing Neurodiverse youth for the workplace” is a new educational resource now available through the Arc of Philadelphia. Continue reading

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Neurodiversity is trending: A commencement speech

  For all the graduates, what a beautiful and momentous day! Let’s enjoy it to the fullest, but let’s not forget those less fortunate than us wherever they might live on the planet we share. Please accept my heartfelt congratulations! … Continue reading

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Lessons from Groundhog Day: Recurring problems and personal growth

We are past Groundhog Day on the calendar, but sometimes it feels like we are still living it.  Ever since the 1993 movie, “Groundhog Day” has become part of our everyday lingo that many people can relate to, and it … Continue reading

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Tips for Gift Giving

Holidays and birthdays are times to enjoy our children. No matter which tradition you celebrate, holiday shopping can extract much of the joy and excitement for many people. Parents of children with autism struggle with what gifts to buy and … Continue reading

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Siblings Need Attention Too!

Recently, I spoke at a conference about how to take of everyone’s needs in a family raising a child with special needs. Paying special attention to the unique needs of every child was a key point when discussing typically developing … Continue reading

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Fathers are Stepping Up Around the World: and Raising Children with Autism

According to a new 2017 global survey, men are taking “greater responsibility for the home and childcare” than previously in both emerging and developed economies as reported by Reuters. In 2013, the CDC reported a nationally representative survey which found that … Continue reading

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