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Cody is a delightful, amazingly compassionate and affectionate little boy. He loves dancing and singing, trains, chess, transformers and educational computer games.

Special Needs Trusts: Estate Planning is Crucial for Ensuring the Future of your Autistic Child
By Shannon King Nash, Esq.
A basic primer on special needs trusts: who needs one (most families!), what they should contain and how to find a knowledgeable attorney.

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BIG FUN! Using Gymnastics to Improve Physical & Social Skills in Children
by Gene Hurwin
Gymnastics is the ultimate sensory playground, and as a movement/learning
form, is particularly potent for children with autism spectrum disorders.

BIG FUN! Steven’s Story
by Gayle Tallarico
Big Fun’s difference is tangible and helps more than just the child.

Fast ForWord Intensive Programs Open a Child’s Window to Language
By Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
A computer-based intensive program stimulates fundamental skills needed for effective communication.

Scotland: Toxin Link to Autism?

The Netherlands: New Information on Sensory Stimuli

Scotland: Nutritional Supplements based on Fish Oils may Alleviate some of the Symptoms of Autism

Morocco: King of Morocco opens Autism Centre

Aquamarine Blue 5
Personal Stories of College Students with Autism

Edited by Dawn Prince-Hughes
Twelve college students with autism/AS detail their struggles and triumphs with everything from learning to eat in the dormitory dining hall to exploring sexuality.


My Friend with Autism
By Beverly Bishop
Written to provide elementary school students positive information about their friends with autism, the unique twist is that it’s a coloring book, too!

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Videomodeling: Getting Started
Special Mothers
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Preparing for College

Naturalistic Communications
Simply Good Ideas – New Column
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