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Mother’s Day Wish – UPDATE

Mother’s Day Wish – UPDATE

Six years ago, I dedicated this post to all of the incredible Mothers who deal with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the associated symptoms, every day. Thousands of patients later, my feelings are even more heartfelt. You are not alone. We are not alone. We’re not...
Ten Top Toys Not to Get Children Affected with Autism for the Holidays

Ten Top Toys Not to Get Children Affected with Autism for the Holidays

Maybe this list applies to all modern kids. Especially as regards offspring who are ‘on the spectrum’, our experience and perspective from The Child Development Center can assist gift givers with decisions about whether holiday offerings are consistent...
When Mom and Dad Disagree About Autism Intervention

When Mom and Dad Disagree About Autism Intervention

Undoubtedly, the most stressful challenge that any family might face is illness in their child. Even in cases where treatment is established, e.g. acute leukemia, there are bound to be differences of opinion about which doctor, or hospital will do the best job. When...
Fathers and Autism

Fathers and Autism

The diagnosis of autism seems more difficult for the Dads. We are simply not wired to easily accept deviations from expected norms. For the entire gestation, through the first 15+ months, it’s mostly Mother who is feeding, going to medical visits, and...
Thanks, Moms, for Your Special Attention

Thanks, Moms, for Your Special Attention

There are some great fathers out there, to be sure. Dads, don’t get me wrong, I’ll give you guys your due in June. I’m not judging and I have no idea how I might have done with such a challenging journey as raising an autistic child. I am simply...
Getting a Special Needs Break

Getting a Special Needs Break

Parents of children with developmental disabilities rarely get a break. Sometimes, it is not even possible to have a child watched for a couple of hours while shopping, taking care of your own health, seeing to the needs of other children, or running household...