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Sibling Strength

Mom, in class today, we read a story about a younger brother who had an older brother with special needs,” said JP, my younger son, on an early fall day last year as we drove home from school. “Wow,” I … Continue reading

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How do We Help Children with Autism Learn to Speak?

This can be one of the most daunting questions parents of children with autism try to answer. As we know, each individual autistic child presents with their own particular mixture of abilities and challenges. Therefore, there is no “one-fix-suits- all” … Continue reading

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Diagnosis of Autism: 10 Quick Tips

Over the years, as a consultant to families of children with autism, and in conjunction with the supervision of their healthcare professionals, I have been asked to share tips that families can immediately begin implementing themselves when they receive or … Continue reading

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Ten Easy Steps for Picky Eating Solutions

Has picky eating taken over your dinner table? Are you or someone you love a picky eater? Are you unsure that your family is getting the best nutrition available? Take heart! You can make nutritious, delicious meals that everyone will … Continue reading

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Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder Through Special Diets

This Article reprinted with permission from Living Without Magazine. When you see Kaitlyn Ford with her friends, you might not notice anything unusual about her. If she stands out at all, it’s most likely because of her long red hair … Continue reading

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One Parent’s Way of Avoiding Crises at Thanksgiving and Christmas

Holidays are stressful for everyone regardless of how much joy they bring. The challenges that come with raising a child on the autism spectrum −especially with other siblings − only compound this stress. As an experienced mother of an adult … Continue reading

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The Gut-Brain Connection

This Article reprinted with permission from Living Without Magazine. Kenneth A. Bock, MD, a leading expert on the biomedical approach to treating autism and author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies, talks with editor Alicia … Continue reading

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Autism: The Vision Connection

Many parents and teachers struggle looking for answers for children on the autism spectrum. Because children with autism have a wide array of symptoms, the vision system is often overlooked. As a result, caretakers are surprised to find out that … Continue reading

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