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P. J. (Patrick) Berryman lives with his family in
Dearborn, MI – home to Ford Motor Company. His favorite activities include baseball games, swim lessons and trips to the Henry Ford Museum to see Really Big Trains, model trains and steam engines. Immersing himself in bubbles is a favorite sensory experience.




Featured Articles
Early Detection Of Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Earlier intervention appears to drive better outcomes than later onset
intervention. Learn the red flags, beginning at 6 months of age, that suggest a
child should be screened for autism.

Examining the Structure of your ABA Program
by William Frea, Ph.D. & Ronit Molko, Ph.D.
There is a growing debate as to what makes a good ABA program. The level of
structure is, by far, the first, and perhaps most important, treatment variable to
consider in selecting an appropriate ABA program for your child.

Supporting the Behavior of Students with Autism in Inclusive Schools: Three Cautions
by Paula Kluth
Parents and educators: Heed these three cautions. Without them, it’s difficult
to create behavior supports that are positive, student-centered, and humane.

[Read an Excerpt]

The SCERTS Model
By Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., Amy Wetherby, Ph.D., Emily Rubin, MS, Amy Laurent, OTR/L & Patrick Rydell, Ed.
A multidisciplinary approach to enhancing communication and socioemotional
abilities in young children with ASD.

Autism Around the World
Transition Plans Ease Move to Independence in the UK
By James Durston
The crucial years of transition can mean the difference between an
unhappy and dependent existence in adulthood, or a more independent and
fulfilled life.

Featured Books
The Natural Medicine Guide to AUTISM
By Stephanie Marohn
A compilation of 14 natural, nondrug treatment possibilities that can help
improve the functioning of individuals with autism.

Asperger Syndrome & Your Child: A Parent’s Guide
By Michael D. Powers, Psy.D. with Janet Poland
Parents of children recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome will find this
book filled with vital information, practical ideas, caring and compassion.


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This Month: Sensory Responsivity, Sensory Reactivity, and Arousal in Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Current Research and Promising Interventions

GF/CF: Plain and Simple
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Straight Talk About Language & Communication
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Coming Attractions – March/April 2004

Real Animals Don’t Talk: Nurturing a Book Lover when Fantasy isn’t part of their Reality
Animal Assisted Therapy: One Family’s Experience
Social Skills on the Playground
What I See & What I Hear: Intervention Tools to Improve Visual & Auditory Processing
The Role of Homeopathy in the Treatment of Autism

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