Tag - Autism


Watching It All Come Together

I had the pleasure today of doing part of an update assessment with a peer dyad. The child with autism has been working on remediation with his parents for the past two years, and I got to see all the pieces come together today for the first time with another child. It was such an …


Employment-Related Supports for Parents

I was recently asked to contribute a disability-related article for a business publication and I chose to write about the employment-related issues facing parents of children with special needs. There are many studies that have been done in this area, but a recent five year study done at MassGeneral Children’s Hospital provides some important statistics …


Isn’t development amazing?

Over the past few months Michelle, Nicole and I have been working very hard to re-watch the over 200 clips we have in our current video library as well as all of the new clips that our families continue to bring to us each month. Why are we watching all of the old clips again …


Functioning – High, Low, Somewhere in between; Does it really matter?

The idea of functioning level has recently been a hot topic for those of us around the office. Why do some people get so hung up on whether children are “high” functioning or “low” functioning and what does that really mean anyway? It really bothers me when people talk about functioning level. It has nothing …


Obstacles to Progress

You may think that I’m going to talk tonight about conditions that your child may have that hinder progress. My focus tonight instead is on how some of the biggest obstacles to your child’s progress is not the child’s obstacles, but instead the parent’s. This may be a hard post to read and it can …


Sit back, relax and enjoy!

I am once again going to roll with what Nicole has talked about and add my thoughts. We have found a pattern as we continue our work with families. May is the time of IEP’s and thinking about the year to come. This is the time of year when phone calls and e-mails are endless …


Making a Difference

Yesterday Nicole blogged about participating in the miracle of remediation. Tonight I sit in front of my television watching American Idol in which they are spotlighting poor families from around the who are suffering or dieing from AIDS, starvation, Malaria etc… and they are asking for simple donations to make a difference in the lives …


It takes a village to raise a child

The next step for me was to work in the homes of children with autism. As an In Home Clinician I would develop schedules for the kids, work on life skill goals such as eating at the table, using the bathroom, cleaning up after finishing a task and so on, but every time I would …


212° Learning

If you read our blog regularly you may remember something Erin posted about a couple of months ago – at 211° water is hot, but at 212° it boils; that one degree makes all the difference. We have taken that concept and applied it to our instructional programs. This week in our blog we’re going …


Larry King Live

I have to say that I was utterly depressed and very sad watching this show last night. It even caused me to talk to my t.v. (yes I know they can’t hear me). All of these parents and celebrities on there showing this grim picture of what autism is and what we should do to …

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