How to explain autism to curious children

Posted by David on April 26, 2013 in Autism |

As Autism Awareness Month winds down, I thought that this is a very timely topic to review and discuss. Given that we now live in an age where 1 in 50 children are being diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and there is greater integration and awareness in schools and other mainstream activies, questions are bound to be asked. Here is a good resource for parents:

If your child stares, points or asks indiscreetly, “What’s wrong with that kid?” don’t feel ashamed. April is Autism Awareness Month so instead of shrinking with embarrassment, take advantage of that teachable moment and turn awkward exchanges into awareness-raising opportunities for our youngest generation. What’s wrong with her? If your child stares, points or asks indiscreetly, “What’s wrong with that kid?” don’t feel ashamed. April is Autism Awareness Month so…


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10 Top Autism Apps for the iPad

Posted by David on April 17, 2013 in Autism |

It seems there are new Autism-related apps being announced or released on a weekly basis, so it’s hard for parents to stay on top of all of the options. Here is one list of 10 top iPad Autism Apps that is worth checkng out. 

According to the most recent research by the CDC, 1 in every 50 school-aged children has been identified has having autism or a related disorder–defined as an impairment in social interaction and com…


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5 Key Lessons I Learned Cycling Through Europe For 3 Months

Posted by David on April 16, 2013 in What I learned |

I’ve blogged a bit before about my Visionquest bike adventure in 1992. At that time I quit my job as an Account Executive at the fast-growing and highly-successful Waggener Edstrom public relations firm to travel solo throughout Europe on my bike. You can read more about some of the adventures in other posts, but here […]

What we really know about autism

Posted by David on April 16, 2013 in Autism |

Its stil Autism Awareness Month so I’m doing my part to share new and interesting information for those who are impacted by Autism. Whether your journey is just beginning or you’re a veteran, it seems there is always something new to learn about Autism. 

In a couple of years, we will learn something new that changes everything all over again. But what we know right now could change a child’s life…


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5 Key Lessons Learned From Working With John Chambers, Cisco Systems CEO

Posted by David on April 10, 2013 in What I learned |

At some point in life, you come to realize you’ve had a lot of interesting experiences that have helped influence and shape you to become the person you are today. I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve had a wide variety of experiences in my life – and all have helped teach me valuable lessons (some […]

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Stone and His Scooter

Posted by David on April 4, 2013 in Autism, Parenting |

Even though Stone and I have always had a very strong bond and connection, it’s been a challenge finding activities that we could truly share together. But a recent development has opened a new opportunity for us to do just that. A few months ago I noticed Stone started messing around a bit on the […]

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My Thoughts About Autism Awareness Day 2013

Posted by David on April 2, 2013 in Autism |

As you may already know, today is “Light it up blue” for Autism Awareness Day. April is also considered Autism Awareness Month. There has been considerable publicity leading up to this day and many people are participating on social media by sharing photos, changing their avatars and posting information about Autism. I’ve also seen numerous […]

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