Thinking Back

I recently received a comment on a post from nearly 2 years ago (CSAAC and Making It Work), asking about what I thought of working with CSAAC (Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children) as they are preparing to look into their services for their son. So, I decided to write a "Way back when...." post looking back to where Rachel (and I) was then and where we are now......more

Revisitng ABA

Did I ever mention how we're tried just about every therapy out there?  ABA, RDI, OT, CBT, Speech, Beyond Consequences -- you name it, we've tried it.  Yes, we're THAT desperate.Did I mention we were also utter failures at just about every one?  I was just ready to give up and commit myself to the funny farm when we were awarded a grant to do some behavioral therapy with Big Brother.  Not one to waste an opportunity, I enlisted the help of the autism treatment center where he did his summer camp and after-school program....more

Examining My Roots: The Gift for Gab and Celebrating Law Day

Legal Roots   ...more

Autism, Your Child, and Amusement Parks ...

Does your child find amusement parks overwhelming? New blog entry ...  ...more

Different Treatments - Different Kids?

Parents fighting over treatments on Twitter?? What works for you may not work for others ...     ...more

New Entry - Myths about ABA

New Blog Entry - Myths about ABA  ...more

Autism Spectrum: So many questions…looking for the answers

Towards the middle of my undergraduate career, I began to become increasingly aware of autism and the challenge presented to countless children and families to unlock the mystery behind the diagnosis. I recall reading Barry Kaufman’s Son-Rise. As I remember, the book spoke from a perspective of integrating one’s self into the world of the child with autism and slowly drawing him or her into the greater world over time. ...more