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    Parenting and autism: Amy’s story

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    Amy Friedman’s son was diagnosed with autism at 3, but she had been suspicious of his development long beforehand. The...
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    Autism: There are none so blind as those who will not see

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    Last week, Chabad of Westport, Connecticut and The Friendship Circle of Stamford, Connecticut co-hosted an event to help raise...
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    Glee draws ire, applause for "gun in school" episode

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    The episode of Glee titled, “Shooting Star,” pulled off a trifecta of controversy: A gun in school; brought by a student...
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    Parents find creative ways to fill children’s needs

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    How many times have you thought wow, I wish someone would invent [fill in the blank]? Meet three parents who fulfilled a need for...
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    Don't mistake sensory issues for behavior issues

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    Incessant finger chewing. Alarming head banging. Repetitive kicking. These all sound like elements of a typical toddler temper...
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    How to explain autism to curious children

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    If your child stares, points or asks indiscreetly, “What’s wrong with that kid?” don’t feel ashamed. April...
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    Parenting and autism: Miriam's story

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    With her son reaching puberty, writer Miriam Kamin is shoring up for new challenges. Her down-to-earth approach is inspiring to...
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    Imagine a world without autism

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    In 1933, King Kong climbed it. In 1939 (and 1957, 1993 and 1999) it served as the centerpiece for on-screen Hollywood movie couples...
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    Should students with disabilities have equal access to sports?

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    This year, the U.S. Department of Education issued clarifying guidelines to help schools provide students with disabilities equal...
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    Best iPad apps for children with autism

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    Apps for the iPad are making an amazing difference for many children on the autism spectrum. But which apps are best, and how do you...
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    Autism: For me? You shouldn’t have

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    Some sparkling jewelry, an exotic beach vacation or just some time alone to relax — these items could be on any mom's birthday...
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    6 Ways to ensure siblings aren’t overshadowed

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    Children with special needs sometimes demand more of their parents’ time. So, how do you make sure their siblings don’t...
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    Down syndrome advocates call for justice, training

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    Justice. Education. Training. Awareness.
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    Coping and surviving when your child won’t speak

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    The moment when a child who doesn't yet speak is trying to communicate is a collision of the child’s frustrations, the...
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    Autism and the blue light special

    Are you feeling blue? Maybe you should be. Everyone should get the blues this April to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day (April...
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    Down syndrome: Is awareness overdone and action overdue?

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    March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), recognized by the United Nations and intended to shine a broad spotlight on the most...
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    Autism: What a bunch of bananas

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    Sometimes a little humor goes a long way -- even when coping with serious subjects -- such as having a child with autism.
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    Does your child with Down syndrome need a sleep study?

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    Parents of children with Down syndrome often think restless sleep patterns are just part of childhood, but research shows real...
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    Women unite to bring yoga to children with special needs

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    Sometimes, you can’t help but credit fate with bringing two people together. Jackie Currie has worked with children with special...
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    Autism and a gentleman’s gentleman

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    The year 1924 marked many historical events with significant impact on the world. However, the biggest event of the year in the eyes...