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If you are the parent of a child with ASD and you haven’t explored the topic of emotional regulation; the article and link a the bottom of this post is worth a read.  The article is written by Dr. Barry Prizant and is a fantastic overview of the Emotional Regulation Approach. The ability to regulate your

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According to findings published in the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, the severity of a child’s autism may be directly linked with the level of stress or anxiety they experience on a day-to-day basis. Researchers at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. recently discovered levels of the stress-hormone cortisol remain significantly higher throughout the day

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If you’re looking to upgrade your Autism education network I’d suggest visiting www.aspergerexperts.com.  This site is a really great resource for individuals with ASD, parents and professionals.  It’s run by two guys with Asperger’s and they have a lot of really great tips and insights.  I had one of my older patients review  www.aspergerexperts.com and

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It’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify eating junk food.  Healthy food choices lead to less aggressive behavior and increased attention.  That’s definitely beneficial if you are a child with ASD or their parent, sibling, grandparent, cousin, dog….well you get the idea everyone’s life is easier when you eat healthy foods. 😉   photo courtesy of

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There are times when I feel kids on the spectrum get a bad rap.  You hear all about their perceived deficits and often they don’t get the credit or thank you’s they deserve.   In an effort to change this; I have started a list of all my thank you’s owed to ASD individuals with which

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