A reason to smile: How a California surf dog is helping those with special needs

Posted by David on May 21, 2013 in Autism, Dogs, Pets, Uncategorized |

With so many sad and negative news events lately, I wanted to post something that will absolutely make you smile. This piece ran on ESPN SportsCenter throughout the day last Sunday and it is truly an amazing story about an amazing dog helping some amazing kids surf. It’s a few minutes long but well worth […]


Honoring Mikaela and Owen

Posted by David on May 20, 2013 in Autism |

In my last post, I wrote about the bittersweet moments that come with parenting a child with Autism. And as I usually try to do, I focused on an positive aspect – the great joy that comes from a developmental step – even a minor one. Tragically, today there are two families who will be […]

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Bittersweet and Autism

Posted by David on May 15, 2013 in Autism, Parenting |

A few weeks ago Ty asked me what “bittersweet” meant. He had been taken in by “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve after hearing it a few times and wanted to know the definition of the word. I tried to explain that it’s when you experience something that could be both good and not-so-good at the […]

Kelly The Robot Helps Kids Tackle Autism

Posted by David on May 3, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Interesting article about the potential of “humanoid” robots helping kids with Autism better develop social skills. The study was small (only 19 kids) and in a very controlled environment, but this could turn out to be another new tool for therapists. 

Small study found they tended to do better at developing social skills when this ‘co-therapist’ was used Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Autism…

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