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Dear Mom in the Waiting Room

November 2, 2016 I see you there. In the corner. Trying to pretend you’re not here. That you’re not at a pediatric rehab facility with your child. Trying to deny that the flapping, toe walking, and self-injurious behaviors aren’t autism. … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Society: Autism Is Here

August 5, 2016 “I’ll take a quiet life, A handshake of carbon monoxide, With no alarms and no surprises.” ~ Radiohead, “No Surprises   My biggest “aha” moment on my no-expenses-paid autism tour was this: The world couldn’t care less about … Continue reading

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Just Diagnosed with Autism, Now What?

When your child, likely as a toddler,  is diagnosed with autism, the moment stays etched in your brain forever.  In our case, we were 11 months past regression, in a neurologist’s office, where instead of saying the word autism, he … Continue reading

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Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

Never let anyone tell you recovery isn’t possible. Never stop fighting. Never stop believing. Recovery IS POSSIBLE. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is for assessing and diagnosing autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. For … Continue reading

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Featured Guest Blog: Denial Land

“M-o-o-o-o-mmmmmm, Adam does NOT have autism.”  I said to my mom on the phone.  What does she know anyway? I said to myself.  After I hung up, though, I thought about it. I knew my son was having difficulties, but … Continue reading

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