8 Great Autism Blogs They say parenting is the hardest job in the world. Raising a child with special needs can be immeasurably more challenging. And while any type of support is welcome, there’s something uniquely powerful about the support from others who are experiencing, or have experienced, what you’re going through. www.autismspeaks.org – Autism Speaks...

Intellectual Disabilities: Why Do I Do What I Do?     I am sometimes asked the question why I have elected to specialize in assessing children and adults for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. That is a question worth answering. Often people think it is because I have a family member or a close relationship with...

Dads come in all shapes and sizes, personalities and temperaments, just like moms. Both mothers and fathers have dreams for their children that begin even before conception. Once a person discovers they are to become a parent, ideas form of how things will be with their son or daughter. Any father-to-be will entertain visions of...

Applied Behavior Analysis Applied Behavior Analysis: Despite the fact that it is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in young children, there is no cure for autism. While this can certainly be disheartening for parents, it should not leave them feeling hopeless. Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, or ABA, is the most widely used and...

Many parents feel notice that their child with Asperger’s syndrome of high functioning autism shows little if any empathy for others which inhibits their social skills. These children can seem aloof or selfish and uncaring. But any parent with a child on the autism spectrum knows that outward appearances can be deceiving. Our loved ones...