New Resources for the Families of Individuals with Severe Autism

  Susan was 17 years old.  She had an autism spectrum disorder and was completely non-verbal.  She had not been able to learn to use any functional communication systems, but relied on crying and other behaviors to express her needs.  Over the years, Susan’s behavior of hitting her head had escalated and she would slap… Continue reading New Resources for the Families of Individuals with Severe Autism

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The world is in a terrible place.  It has been devastating to watch the news, but I feel a moral obligation to bear witness.  I watch, I listen, and I feel my heart racing and my adrenaline flowing.  Those are appropriate responses to tragedy, to shared pain, and to a world in which I feel… Continue reading However