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Hey America: @BustertheBeagle really could use your help

Posted by David on March 29, 2016 in America, Autism |

The fact that I saw the tweet was a surprise. It was in my “Home” stream, one that I rarely check anymore. I spend the bulk of what little time I have for Twitter checking my Sports Media, Kaufer Favorites or Go Ducks lists. But I had a little time to kill while waiting for […]

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Keeping sportsmanship alive

Posted by David on September 9, 2015 in Autism, Sports |

This week the sports media world has been abuzz about an atrocious act of violence during a San Antonio high school football game when two players blindsided an official. While the investigation into that incident continues, and we collectively shake our heads about the lack of sportsmanship displayed, it’s important to remember that there are lots […]

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Being The Sibling of a Special Needs Child Creates Special Challenges

Posted by David on April 5, 2015 in Autism |

Most people don’t think about how difficult it is for a child who has a special needs sibling. This is something I’ve been very aware of though with Ty since Stone was diagnosed with ASD just before the twins turned 3. Even though they are twins, Ty and Stone didn’t play together when they were […]

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My Autism Awareness Day Message

Posted by David on April 2, 2015 in Autism |

Today was officially declared (by someone, somewhere) “Autism Awareness Day.” I’m not sure really if, or how, we were supposed to commemorate the day but all of the attention that it – and April as “Autism Awareness Month” now receives has made me wonder what this all might mean through Stone’s unique (and often mischievous) […]

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U.S. Congressman Compares Corruption in CDC’s Vaccine Safety Studies to SEC’s Handling of Bernie Madoff Scandal

Posted by David on April 16, 2014 in Autism |

U.S. Congressman Compares Corruption in CDC’s Vaccine Safety Studies to SEC’s Handling of Bernie Madoff Scandal (via PR Newswire) Congressman Bill Posey Has Strong Words for Government Agency. Concludes: “I think the CDC Should Be Investigated.” Congressman Bill Posey. (PRNewsFoto/AutismOne) WATCHUNG, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — In an April 8 interview on AutismOne…

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Autism Awareness Month, Autism Speaks & Sesame Street

Posted by David on April 2, 2014 in Autism |

So today was the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day. Said who? Oh, that would be according to Autism Speaks, the most famous of the many Autism-related non-profit organizations. And while one might say that Autism Speaks has certainly done a fine job of raising the overall awareness of Autism during this time, I have […]

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Temple Grandin on Autism: “I want to see the kids who are like me succeed”

Posted by David on January 30, 2014 in Autism |

Nice clip of Temple Grandin speaking on CNN about her experiences growing up and living with Autism. It is so important to hear her and others such as Carly Fleischmann share their perspectives so that we can better understand our own kids as well as the growing number of kids who find themselves on the spectrum.

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Thousands of years after Plato, are we treating special education students any better than Greeks and Romans would have?

Posted by David on December 5, 2013 in Autism |

Source: Special-Education-Degree.net

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Wings for Autism™ Set To Fly Into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport!

Posted by David on November 19, 2013 in Autism |

Now this is a very cool idea: Wings for Autism at SeaTac Airport on Jan, 25th For many people with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities, the experience of air travel can be overwhelming and difficult, making trips seem impossible. Wings for Autism is an airport rehearsal specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, […]

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Keeping It Real: When Autism Bites

Posted by David on November 2, 2013 in Autism, Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins |

The majority of my posts and updates about Stone tend to be positive and optimistic – I love sharing the notes emailed to us from his teachers and therapists that showcase some of the progress he’s made in any given area – no matter how small. And the response I receive from this sharing is […]

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