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: http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/sites/autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/files/2014-EBP-Report.pdf 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 →

It’s true: the central research in the field that is moving toward our work is not enamored enough of nor impressed enough by DIR to mention us. Perhaps a lot of that is because these researchers were ‘raised’ as behaviorists, not in developmental program much less psychoanalytic one, and perhapsRead More →