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Autism-specific practice guidelines for the nation’s pediatricians.

Here’s some information that is worth reading.  The most up to date info about important autism-specific practice guidelines for the nation’s pediatricians.  https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/pediatrics-publishes-research-guidelines-autism-related-health-issues

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Adaptive swim programs

This particular article is about the YMCA, in Burlington, Vermont.  It happens to be where my oldest son learned to swim, as an infant.  I have always been an advocate for the early swimming programs at the Y – I … Continue reading

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“Rory’s Story, Having an autistic brother” Book launch TODAY

It’s BOOK LAUNCH day!What better day to purchase 7yr old Rory’s book “Rory’s Story, having an autistic brother” then on Autism Awareness Day?Won’t you help Rory fulfill her dream of becoming “famous?”  Purchase her book, at cost, TODAY and let’s … Continue reading

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Understanding Thanksgiving

This is a great story board for those of you with older children.  It could be a great tool in helping them understand all the hustle and bustle of today…http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/docs/thanksgiving_social_story.pdfWe hope everyone has an enjoyable Thanksgiving!

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Important news about screening toddlers

Saw this information on the Autism Speaks site… Good to know!http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/revised-m-chat-improves-autism-screening-toddlers 

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Watching out for wandering

I know people have varying opinions on “tracking” kids with ASD.  My family has decided a tracker for my non-verbal grandson could be beneficial.  The local police station provides a few, free of charge.  Connor is on the waiting list.  He … Continue reading

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Autism wanderings

Great tips in this article from Autism Speaks!http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/7-steps-you-can-take-prevent-wandering-your-child%E2%80%99s-schoolThere is also a program in, Roanoke VA, to give wandering children tracking anklets, free of charge.  I can’t locate the link at the moment, but when I do I will share it.

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Sleeplessness

A new article from Autism Speaks talks about sleep (or the lack thereof).  There are many outside links – I highly suggest clicking on them and gathering as much information as you can!http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/largest-study-date-confirms-autism%E2%80%99s-link-disordered-sleep

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A Gene Connection?

Autism Speaks recently posted this article…http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/autism-study-advances-understanding-gene-environment-interactions

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Better services for military students!

From the Autism Speaks site…http://www.autismspeaks.org/advocacy/advocacy-news/local-schools-told-step-services-military-kids

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