Posts Tagged ‘ ASD ’

Autism insight: Sensory overload and social skills challenges

Jul 12th, 2013 | By
Autism insight: Sensory overload and social skills challenges

Tweet I couldn’t help but hear the conversation between two women sitting an arm’s length away. The more boisterous of the pair had spent the holiday weekend with extended family members, including her 8-year-old nephew with autism. He would not listen and would eat only pizza, she vented. I bit my tongue as I realized
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Autism and emergencies

May 3rd, 2013 | By
Autism and emergencies

Tweet Patrick was a 19-year-old who didn’t have a friend to call his own. While living with his parents, he enrolled in a local community college, where he met a couple of guys who wanted to hang out. When his parents learned their son was going out for the first time, they were hopeful —
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Grandparenting a child with autism

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
Grandparenting a child with autism

Tweet Several years ago, I wrote an essay that was published in an anthology of works by mothers of special needs children. “Dancing with Despair” recounted the first 14 years after my son’s autism diagnosis, during which life was overrun by doctor and therapy visits, special diets and behavioral programs. Sleepless nights followed stress-filled days.
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NEXT

Apr 24th, 2012 | By
NEXT

Tweet           A PROVOCATIVE PIECE..  As seen in the Huffington Post, April 2012 By Liane Kupferberg Carter Freelance Writer Huffington Post Blogger     I don’t know how to do this. There’s no book for taking the next step. No Fiske’s Guide to Colleges. No Barron’s. When our son Jonathan was preparing to
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New model: An upscale retreat for people with autism

Oct 28th, 2011 | By
New model: An upscale retreat for people with autism

Tweet As seen in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on October 28, 2011. Two decades ago, autism was a mysterious condition known to relatively few. These days, media reports about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) appear daily; it’s rare to find someone who doesn’t have a connection to the lifelong condition affecting between 1 million and
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Autism and the transition to adulthood: it’s not a sprint

Oct 20th, 2011 | By
Autism and the transition to adulthood: it’s not a sprint

Tweet My guest blog post that appeared on Laura Shumaker’s San Francisco Chronicle blog (SFgate.com)  on October 20, 2011. I sat down at the table for our 2 p.m. meeting and looked up at the clock. We were about to design my son’s last IEP (Individualized Education Plan) – the roadmap for his final services
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Art and autism: Through Jimmy’s eyes

Sep 30th, 2011 | By
Art and autism: Through Jimmy’s eyes

Tweet As seen in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on September 30, 2011. Jimmy Reagan’s story unfolds through pictures. It begins with baby photos his parents treasure: Jimmy as an infant, snacking in his high chair, impish grin stretching between rosy cheeks; Jimmy frolicking with his dad in a pile of leaves, bright eyes focused
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Parenting and ASD ala “Parenthood”: Managing our own anxiety

Sep 7th, 2011 | By
Parenting and ASD ala “Parenthood”: Managing our own anxiety

Tweet There’s lots of buzz about the NBC show “Parenthood,” which will soon begin its third season. I’ve just tuned in so I’m playing catch up with the show with multiple sub-plots. I’ve learned that 8-year-old Max Braverman has quirky habits and a brilliant mind. I’ve also learned there is a familiar explanation for Max’s
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Roots, wings and guardianship

Jul 8th, 2011 | By
Roots, wings and guardianship

Tweet As seen in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on July 8, 2011. Helping our children to feel both grounded and independent is a fundamental tenet of parenting. So we give them roots and wings by imparting skills and values. We harp on them to buckle their seatbelts, eat their veggies, and treat others with
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A plea to attorneys: Help make way for justice

Apr 15th, 2011 | By
A plea to attorneys: Help make way for justice

Tweet   As seen in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on April 15, 2011. Late last month, a 22-year-old man with a criminal record pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman with Down syndrome while on a Metro Transit bus in St. Paul. The woman was one of several vulnerable adults traveling with a
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