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Become A Mentor

In a small condo outside Disneyland, an Indian man I’d just met urged my son, my husband and I to eat the yogurt, lentils and hot naan bread his wife had prepared. Her long skirts swished as she served us, … Continue reading

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It’s working! My child is coming back to me!

Autism was a word of uncertainty with a dark aura surrounding the word. Now autism means so much more to me. It means personal growth, strength, and experience. For everyone rocked by this diagnosis, autism places us in a new … Continue reading

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Grandmother Inspired

It’s a Monday in September 2009, and Joshua, my grandson, bolts out of the school door with a fist in the air. I suspect that he’s had a difficult afternoon. Many days he gives me a wide smile and a … Continue reading

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Moving Toward a Multi-Treatment Approach to Autism: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts

A young couple sits in a doctor’s office, both of them feel anxiety brewing in their stomachs. They had waited two months for this appointment. The doctor, from behind his desk, confirms their worst fears; with a certain lack of … Continue reading

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A STAR and SMILES

Autism was about as strange to me as Timbuktu. I had never been to Timbuktu, and I had never heard the word “autism” before in my life. Our firstborn son was diagnosed with this disorder in 1985 on a cold … Continue reading

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It’s OK to Cry!

Billy has just had his 8th Birthday.  I can’t believe how much he’s grown and how quickly he has become the little boy he now is.  Eight years ago, Jon and I were the proudest parents.  On April 30th 1996 … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Oils Provide A Cornerstone To Integrated Nutritional Support In ASD.

It is now estimated that the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) lies between 1 in every 100-200 children under the age of 5 years, with ADHD and related behavioural syndromes more than ten times as common. Worryingly, there is … Continue reading

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ASD & Foster Care

I am a Social Worker and Training Practitioner working with foster carers and the children they look after in their homes. However, as a father of a child with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (more specifically Asperger Syndrome) I am all … Continue reading

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Edward’s Story

My name is Lara Hawkings; I am part of the Treating Autism team and recently presented “Edward’s Story” at the Treating Autism conference in Surrey, England. Edward: born 2002, diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder in June 2006. When I was … Continue reading

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A Brother’s Point Of View

As everyone related to an autistic person knows, the challenges and requirements are unbelievable, and of course, all their time and effort must be put towards that person and barely anything else. As well as a burden to the parent … Continue reading

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