Tech to Manage the ACA 1557 Non-Discrimination Notification Requirement

The Affordable Care Act has it’s problems, but it does try to make things better.  One way it does this is by making sure that people who speak different languages don’t lose out on care. If you are like me, … Continue reading

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Practical Encouragement

  Practical Encouragement You know that look: anxiety on the verge of defiance.  Parents often ask me for ideas on how to help a child with his anxiety, how to get through the moment, maybe even build him up, rather … Continue reading

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Connect with Autism Treatment – free audio file

Today I had a chance to describe DIR/Floortime including what we do, research and advocacy today. Free audio download – hope it’s helpful. Let me know! http://apple.co/1Uf9xRk You can also check out the show on the network site at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2517/therapeutic-approach-to-growth

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Pride vs Shame: tension needed for growth

Affect Regulation Theory: A Clinical Model (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) A recent article argues that we thrive in a natural tension between things and don’t do so well when we fall into a more simplified but ossified state. Think … Continue reading

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Let’s be famous

Let’s be famous We don’t really want to be bothered by paparazzi. But as it turns out, if we want to leave something useful behind, we probably need to say something meaningful, do that well so that many people hear … Continue reading

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Medication Strategies for Helping People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

My article, featured, and free, in The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report Getting meds just right is challenging in autism. Sometimes we succeed. For example, a woman with minimal verbal ability is extremely aggressive. She is on a number of medications … Continue reading

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Mindful Education – Mainstream Practice?

Mindful Education – Mainstream Practice? We hear it constantly: mindfulness, balance, breathe. To fight stress, to have better lives. And happiness. And recently we hear how important it is to learn these things in school, earlier and earlier. Sure – … Continue reading

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Judo for Tech Isolation? Game for autism benefits social communication

One of the unfortunate aspects of playing video games is that they often lead to isolation and irritability, especially in kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). What if there was a game that combines the allure of gaming and leverages … Continue reading

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Exploring genocide in accessible verse

Dana Walrath – Like Water on Stone Genocide is incomprehensible. Maus made the European Jewish Holocaust more accessible, using a graphic novel format. Walrath uses verse to tell of the Armenian Genocide, reminiscent of the book of Lamentations describing the desolation … Continue reading

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Girls on the Autism Spectrum

KPBS did a recent article, for which I am grateful, mainly as they included my concerns about the problem of compliance training as a core aim of intervention creating more vulnerability in an already vulnerable population http://inewsource.org/2015/07/15/hiding-in-plain-sight-autism-research-unmasks-gender-disparities/  

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