It’s not uncommon: a patient or family member is in severe distress and we need to figure out what to do and find resources right away.  This week SAMHSA the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, released an excellent free app that helps us during difficult moments when weRead More →

You may have noticed that when we post, Barbara Kalmanson and I are giving you links to our own websites, sometimes with more links to click for added resources. There is usually a wait while the page loads and this dissuades people from clicking and reading.  Please don’t be annoyed! Read More →

Advocating for Evidence Based Practices in Autism Spectrum Disorder Our UCSD Autism Research Seminar this morning featured Connie Wong PhD, first author on the report Evidence Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  It’s free to download at: This is the most recent reviewRead More →

I am deeply troubled by the problem of helping people understand the existence of hate and brutality of totalitarian regimes and intolerant despots.   The Orphan Master’s Son, a novel by Adam Johnson may help – it depicts the horrific human oppression enough to nearly traumatize readers, and in doingRead More →

We just finished the Profectum conference in Pasadena, which was really great in so many ways including a big boost for advocacy for Parent Choice for Evidence Based Practices. The conference content itself included excellent talks about sensory, motor, and dynamic brain systems, care presentations in multiple settings (school, clinic,Read More →