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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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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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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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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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Is Autism Something That Needs To Be “Cured?”

Posted by David on December 27, 2012 in Autism, Parenting, Stone |

I have written quite a bit about Stone and our adventures with Autism. And I’ve also talked a lot about the various therapies we’ve had him in as well as the supplements and other treatments we’ve tried – all in an attempt to help him improve his speech and social development. In some therapy offices […]

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Hope for the Holidays – How Stone Gave Me The Best Christmas Present Ever

Posted by David on December 25, 2012 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins |

“Hope is a waking dram” ~ Aristotle Tears welled up in my eyes as I sat down to talk to Renee about Stone in early October. “I think he’s regressing,” I told her. We had noticed a decrease in his use of speech as well as new unexplained behavior – spitting – at school and […]

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“The Greater Good” Documentary Tackles Complex Vaccination Topic

Posted by David on June 28, 2012 in Autism, Parenting |

As the parent to a 6 year old diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD), I’m certainly no stranger to the topic of vaccinations and their potential role in the explosive rise in Autism diagnosis in the US over the past 20 years. It was a topic I was familiar with when the twins […]

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Road Trip With The Twins To Leavenworth

Posted by David on June 4, 2012 in Autism, Parenting, Travel |

Yesterday I took the boys on a spontaneous trip to Leavenworth. The goal was twofold: 1) to give Renee an opportunity to rest and sleep as she had Lasik surgery on Friday and didn’t sleep well Saturday night due to the goggles she had to wear (to protect her eyes) and 2) the weather was […]

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Questioning Whether Rise Is “Real” or Better Diagnosis: 1 in 88 US Kids Now Have Autism

Posted by David on March 30, 2012 in Autism |

Today the CDC reported that Autism has risen 78% over the past ten years – to the point where now 1 in 88 children (and 1 in 55 boys) now are diagnosed with it. These numbers are simply staggering and many within the Autism community expressed their sadness and disappointment in this development. Mark Roithmayr, […]

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AutismAid’s Ambitious Goal: Unifying and Supporting National Autism Community

Posted by David on March 13, 2012 in Autism, Non-Profit |

AutismAid, an ambitious new non-profit organization was formally announced early today by Founders Tim Welsh, a longtime Autism advocate known as @TannersDad on Twitter, ¬†and Lawrence Goldfarb, a successful businessman, founder of LRG Capital Group and Bay Area Autism activist. I’ve known Tim via Twitter for more than three years now, and he debriefed me […]

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