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The importance of being evidence-based.

Not necessarily earnest though.

Many years ago, when I was studying my Special Ed course, I remember having a very brief discussion with one of my lecturers in regards to “harmful” treatments. 527 more words

Applied Behavior Analysis

How to Spot an Autistic Kid

Hello dear readers.

It’s been a long time since I last wrote here, and there have been many-a reason for that. However, of late, I’ve felt increasingly inclined to sit and write a post that I think would benefit many people. 1,599 more words

Stories

Could the Debate Over a Link Between Autism and Vaccines be Resurfacing?

iReport, CNN’s user-generated news community, published a study this month that concluded African American boys are more at risk for autism if they are given the MMR vaccine before the age of two. 249 more words

My Boy: Part 84

It is Jorge Juan’s second day of first grade and he loves it. Actually, he could not wait to go back to school. I do not blame him. 205 more words

Jorge Juan

Island Time

This morning, I made my train by about 45 seconds, after a twenty-minute walk. In other words, I timed it perfectly.

When I get off the train on which I am writing this post, I will walk uptown in New York, mostly on the edge of the streets, because, well, the sidewalks just move too slow. 1,231 more words

Autism

love this quote...

This is a great lesson, one I’ll try and teach my boys. It’s what you learn from the experience that matters…

Parenting

Australia Creates Spying Code Of Conduct With Indonesia

Unprecedented intelligence sharing between Indonesia and Australia will be at the forefront of a new code of conduct between the two nations.

Almost a year ago, relations between the two Pacific countries were tethered due to a spying scandal. 169 more words

Australia