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Twenty Facts About Autism You’ll Want to Know

I have a great contribution from Paul Napier, who is the executive director of Reaching Milestones. Reaching Milestones is one of the leading providers of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Jacksonville. They are a privately owned organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities by providing highly-effective, research-based behavioral interventions. Since […]

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Can Diet Help Children with Autism?

Here is an article that was written by Julie Matthews, a top US biomedical autism diet/nutrition specialist and Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) Practitioner, helps parents recover children from autism. She is a parent/physician educator and creator of “Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition Intervention for Healing Our Children” (Book) and “Cooking to Heal Autism Nutrition and […]

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Understanding the Importance of Respite for Special Needs Parents

Contribution by Dawn Grosvenor, a mother of a daughter who demonstrated signs of autism after three years of age. After formally being diagnosed as PDD-NOS, recognized as an Autism Spectrum Disorder, a new search for autism treatments, materials, classes and teachers ensued. Dawn’s search for appropriate materials and activities went from frustration to passion. HOPELights serves […]

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Three Reasons I don’t See Eye to Eye with Many Other Special Needs Parents

I realized I have mentioned how important it is for parents who are raising kids with special needs to hang around those in similar situations for support and friendship. However, many times that could end up disastrous. Especially if seeing eye to eye doesn’t happen. Let’s face it. Raising children with autism or any special […]

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A New and Unique Group for Parents Raising Kids with Special Needs

There are many support groups on Facebook and other forums for parents raising children with special needs. However, I created a new Facebook group called Dealing with an Overflowing Plate- Raising Children with Special Needs and the Mental Challenges it Creates. The fact of the matter is that raising children with special needs such as […]

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