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Odin struggled with communicating when he was upset. Once, he walked out the door. With support, he improved his communication and social skills and learned how to make safe decisions.

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Public Policy Update

Friday, Jan 15, 2021

Safe Interactions Act and Health-services Emergency Logistics Program (HELP) Act introduced in Congress  U.S. Senator Bob Casey has launched an initiative to address racial justice and law enforcement interactions with people with disabilities, including autism. Two bills have been introduced – the Safe Interactions Act and the Human-services Emergency Logistic Program (HELP) Act – which are intended to provide…

Addressing Issues with Virtual Learning and Wearing a Mask

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021

2020 was a trying year for everyone, especially children with special needs and their teachers. As I’ve talked to families, I’ve seen many issues arise that have never been a problem in the past. Most seem to center around two primary topics: virtual learning and mask wearing. Here are some of the more specific issues…

Diagnosing Autism – Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, Jan 04, 2021

Should I get an official diagnosis of autism for my child or myself? This question is considered by many who have a child with ASD. It is an important question to think through. Other questions naturally follow: What are the benefits of having a diagnosis? What problems may it create? For many the answer is…