Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 14:05
I'm a Mental Health Therapist, author of 3 workbooks and 10 articles on Brief Therapy for Children. For the past 18 months I have been working on what I believe is a unique and significant teaching tool for ASD children. Although the animation is not completed, the introduction/rationale is. It is about 20 pages. I would be very interested in parents' reactions because it goes beyond what one might expect. I think people will be excited about it! Since this is my very first blog experience, I'm not quite sure what I do next. I would be happy to email this section to anyone who is interested. It will eventually sell for $39.95 with a $10 refund upon receipt of a parents feeback questionaire. I hope this is not inappropriate to do this, but I honestly think this is something special and I'm surely not doing it for the money. Thanks for your time. Burt Wasserman - email@example.com
I am subscribed to a research blog, and usually everything is technical and difficult to read. This was well written and I thought about Michael. He would scorehigh on IQ testing and be able to do his therapy work easier if he did not have the emotional and behavioral issues. I am not sure what the program does exactly but if I can find it, I will try to share.
A review of: Reichow, B., Wolery, M. (2008). Comprehensive Synthesis of Early Intensive Behavioral Interventions for Young Children with Autism Based on the UCLA Young Autism Project Model. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders DOI: 10.1007/s10803-008-0596-0
With the explosion of blogs, you are just a small fish in a huge pond...why should anyone read your blog? Most of the blogs I read because I like the writer's tone and what they have to say.
So, how should I write my blog posts? Below are 20 tips for better blog posts.
Conference seeks clues on autism increase
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 06.02.2008
Fearing that a hospital birth might increase her son's chances of developing autism, WyattsMom decided to have her baby at home. For the same reason, she skipped vaccinations commonly given to newborns. Despite those preventive measures, her son, Wyatt, now 4 1/2, was diagnosed with autism.
"He's happy and energetic," WyattsMom said. "He's really smart." Taking care of Wyatt is a full-time job, his mother said, pointing out that 40 hours of therapy is recommended each week to help treat the neurological disorder that the California Department of Developmental Services says nearly doubled in diagnosed cases between 1998 and 2002.
Submitted by Cindy
on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 17:06
It's site where people send post cards with their deepest darkest and sometimes
funniest secrets. At the end of the year a book is made. There are new posts
every Sunday. It's fascinating, sometimes sad, always interesting. Enjoy =)
How do you start teaching your toddler about religion? My son would be a distraction in church, and does not even understand some simple concepts, so how do I start teaching about GOD?
I am not really devout in my faith but I believe Michael does need to be taught about God. He will watch Veggie Tales, but I do not think he understand the lessons and just likes the singing and stuff...
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 23:31
Today, on a saturday afternoon, when I was least expecting it, I got a call, from a lady at the Austism Society of Co. It was clear very quickly, at long last, I was really talking to someone who knew what I needed to know. Over the next 45 minutes I filled three pages of notes as I asked her question after question. SSI, yes; Join advocacy group, yes; Yes you need respite care and here is where to go, apply for this, don't apply for that, and a whole host of other ideas I had gotten no where near before today. Things like a back and forth book, and sensory diet, things that make a ton more sense then the things that I have become accustomed to hearing about when it comes to treating autism. It was truely a revelation of a conversation, and I thanked her profusely and called her an angel, which to me, today, she was.
How do you keep from everything getting you down? Money issues, juggling herapy and everything else? And not melting down when your child melts down.
I filled out an application to become an egg donor. Apparently since I receive government assistance it seriously limits any options I have to become a surrogate. Because the government would require the intended parents to pay all my assistance... And they usually reimburse you for travel expenses which I could not comeup with in the first place, even to get them reimbursed. So it sounds like this is out...
It will be July when David says he will be down. Which at the moment I do not even care anymore. Everybody is pushing me to terminate his rights. Why should anybody other than myself get that choice... My life is my own. And it is dedicated to Michael...
Submitted by WyattsMom
on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 21:06
So, I was trying to find some relatively inexpensive activities (like classes or camp) for special needs kids Wyatt's age for the summer. It's not that easy because he's only 4 and a half and not potty trained. At one of the local OT offices I saw a notice for a $25 Sensory Motor group session, no age restrictions, everyone welcome, etc. Of course, I signed up right away and it was a bonus that there were no other kids signed up yet because it was like a $95 type private session.
Submitted by Cindy
on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 19:13