Quick Guide for Emergency Services First Responders for Persons with Autism and Related Disorders     grey pause button  When things are already escalated: Pause – quietly observe Stay calm – use few words, simple and supportive: ‘We can figure this out’. Wait – allow time for the person toRead More →

Spreading the word: Reflective Process – What it is and why it’s important*  Joshua D. Feder, M.D. We all face daily challenges: caring for family members, working with colleagues, perhaps supervising others or responding to a boss.  Sometimes we know what to do, even if we have to bear some discomfort,Read More →

  Graphic Medicine : pictures for care and healing As many people know, my talks are big on repeated images: a (borrowed) ven diagram to explain how the elements of evidence based practice combine in true informed consent*; a heart to remind people that with all we do it isRead More →

A Pause During Battle: Tech Play Engaged in a pitched battle, our rag tag DIR/Floortime Coaliton of California, fighting hard for the rights of families to have access to all evidence based approaches, including developmental ones, is pitted against an array of companies and organizations devoted to ensuring that onlyRead More →