On the Cover
Eighteen year-old Erin lives in Kapaa, Hawaii and was diagnosed with Asperger’s just two years ago. She recently won a full scholarship to a community college near by and wants to be a nutritionist.

Raising Evan
by Elayne Robertson Demby
Sometimes it’s not easy to understand why autism becomes part of our lives.

Doug’s Aria: A Sister’s Note on Autism

by Katie Harrington
Autism affects the entire family, often in wonderful ways.

Asperger’s Syndrome in Women: A Different Set of Challenges?
By Catherine Faherty
Are women with autism doubly challenged by the added assumptions that society places on the female gender?

When Dreams become Reality -Living A Self-Determined Life
by Margaret Long
Creating a Self-Determined living arrangement for your adult son or daughter with autism requires patience, hard work and collaboration. Wisdom from one family who has successfully done it.

The Question Boy
by Bain Chadsey
We all have bedtime rituals – some simple, some complex. One father describes the sweet and characteristically autistic bedtime ritual he shares with his son.

Autism Turned Inside Out
by Marlene Suliteanu, O.T.R.
Basic to all HANDLE programs is an inside-out-directed approach that views behaviors as manifesting core neurodevelopmental differences that respond to treatment. [Read an excerpt from this article.]

Autism Around the World – France
Every Good Gift and Every Perfect Present Comes from Heaven
by Li Li Chevreuil
Seeing the perfection in our children with autism, just the way they are.

Thanks, Mom: What My Mother Did Right
By Frank Klein
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my mother, who did not seek intervention for my autistic traits.”

Talking with Pictures: How David Found His Voice
by Liane Gentry Skye
A story of success using The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

Autism in Perspective
By Barbara Bucknam, MD
The tragic events of September 11th changed one mother’s view of autism.

Pro Baseball’s First Autism Awareness Day
By Lawrence R. Jones
An historic day for baseball and autism.

How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up? Quality Indicators for Effective Service Delivery
By Diane Twachtman-Cullen & Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly
Finally! A book that outlines how to write high-quality IEPs for students with autism spectrum disorders, at all age and functioning levels.


Too Safe For Strangers
By Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn

Two children’s safety books tackle problematic situations that every child should know about.

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Too Smart For Bullies
By Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn & Sharon Chandler
Two children’s safety books tackle problematic situations that every child should know about.

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Into the Light: Our Journey through Early Intervention
by Jacqueline McCracken-Houck
This Month: The Highs & Lows when the Diagnosis Hits

Straight Talk About Language & Communication
by Diane Twachtman-Cullen
This Month: Pragmatically Based Intervention: From Primitive Communicative Behavior To Conventional Communication

Horse Sense – Wisdom Shared by Autistics Already Willing the Race of Life
by Jerry Newport
This Month: We All Want To Be Missed

Ask the Experts
Noted professionals from various disciplines answer your questions about behavior, medications, social skills, sensory processing and more. Every now and then, we’ll have them debate a controversial topic so you learn all sides of a new issue.
This Month: Face Tapping & Skin Sensitivity

Special Education Law
Find the latest information about special education programs around the country and the laws that effect them.
by Reed Martin, J.D.
This Month: The Role of the Parent Advocate

Conference Calendar
Find out about all of the upcoming conferences sponsored by Future Horizons.

Research Update
Check out what’s new in Autism, Asperger’s, and PDD research.
This Month: The Seaver Autism Research Center: Taking a Dimensional Approach to the Study of Autism

Autism: The Way I See It
Insight and advice from someone who knows what it’s like to have Autism
by Temple Grandin
This Month: Teaching People with Autism/AS to be More Flexible

Inspirational thoughts and articles about autism.
By Jennifer Kummins
This Month: Tony DeBlois: The Sound of Success

What’s new and best on the Internet for autism information.

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Coming Attractions – September-October Issue

Autism & Acupuncture Can an Age-old Treatment Help?
Building Positive Self-Esteem in Children with Autism/AS
Hidden from Sight: Society’s expectations of people with mild ASD

Friends or Lovers? Frank advice about Relationships & Sex

Regular Features
Temple Grandin’s column
Horse Sense: Wisdom Shared by Autistics Already Winning the Race of Life

Research Update

Straight Talk on Language & Communication

Special Education Law
Special Diets for Special Kids author Lisa Lewis debuts her new column.
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