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Try to Imagine

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Imagine that who you were, the way you spoke, moved and behaved was seen as wrong and in need of fixing. Just try to imagine what that must be like. Try to imagine what it might be like to be autistic.

Ending Fear Over the New Autism Diagnosis

Catherine Lord, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

In the DSM-5, we propose a new way of looking at these disorders, merging them into a single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. We believe this will create more accurate diagnoses and improved access to services. It should also improve research into ASD.

The Best Football Game of My Life

Dafna Maor | Posted 12.01.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

Improvising isn't just about making up games where there are no toys. It's about listening to what your child needs. I can't say there's an improvisation for every situation, but try to feel what the child really needs, not necessarily what he asks for.

Senate Hearing on Medical Necessity of Autism Care for Military Families

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Jeremy Hilton

At a time when the White House and the First Lady's initiative, Joining Forces, have consistently opened their arms to military families, it is ironic that two executive branch agencies simultaneously deny our military children the prescribed medical treatments they need.

Roots And Wings: Giving Autistic Children What They Need To Succeed in Adulthood

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liane Kupferberg Carter

When Mickey was diagnosed 16 years ago, there was no road map to tell us what lay ahead. How do we build a full life for him after high school? Where will he live? And our ultimate dread: Who will love him when we are gone?