On the Cover
Bobby Butler, age 5, is a lovable little boy who
likes to cuddle. He learned to swim at 1 1/2 and
started reading at age 2 1/2. His favorite activity is
tubing behind his dad’s boat. Bobby lives with his
family in Gilbert, AZ.



Featured Articles
“Just Take a Bite;” Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges
By Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D. & Tania Stegen-Hanson
Sharing a meal with family and friends can be a most rewarding and life-affirming activity. That is, unless you are a resistant eater or you have a
resistant eater in your family.

Re-training the Brain: Using Neurofeedback to Help Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
By Laurence M. Hirshberg, Ph.D.
Numerous scientific studies indicate that neurofeedback can help the human
brain reorganize or shift its function in the direction of improved function.

Texas Star Academy: Where All Students Shine
By Patricia Asaad
Integrating children with autism and typically developing children within an
Applied Behavior Analysis therapy setting can be a rich, fertile environment
where all children learn and grow.

Transfer Factor:Immune System Modulators
By Kenneth Bock, M.D.
Transfer factor, one of the key components in modulating the immune system
and keeping it in balance, can be helpful for some individuals with autism
spectrum disorders.

Autism Around the WorldIreland
Kurt Gödel: The mathematical Genius who had Asperger Syndrome

By Michael Fitzgerald and Viktoria Lyons
Kurt Gödel was one of the greatest mathematicians and logicians of his
generation. Did he also have Asperger’s Syndrome? Fitzgerald and Lyons
explore the possibility.

Featured Books
Strengthening Relationships
by Nicholas R.M. Martin, MA.
Finally! A book for parents, not about parenting, but about relationships, about
how to help marriages remain strong in the face of the challenges associated
with raising a child with special needs.


Red and Green Choices: A Positive Behavioral: Development Strategy for Students with Autism or Behavioral Predispositions
By Green Irene
Students with autism often need visual supports to positively develop behaviors.
Red and Green Choices™ provides a clear, consistent behavioral approach that
appeals to the black and white thinking patterns of people with autism/AS.


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Straight Talk About Language & Communication
By Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
This Month: Hyperlexia: A Language Treatment Perspective

Inspiration: Autism
By Jennifer Abeles
This Month: The Raphael Whose Art You Haven’t Seen

Research Update
By Marianne Toedtman
This Month: Autism Genetic Resource Exchange—AGRE
A Resource For The Study of Autism Genetics

Autism: The Way I See It
By Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
This Month: Evaluating Treatments

Special Education Law
By Reed Martin, J.D.
This Month: Are you Signing away Rights when you Sign your IEP?

Simply Good Ideas [Read an Excerpt]
By David F. Freschi
This Month: Here Comes Summer. Plan Ahead!

Horse Sense:
Wisdom Shared by Autistics Already Winning the Race of Life
By Jerry Newport
This Month: Horses Know Where to Live. We Should, Too.

Ask the Experts
By Susan Rodriguez, C.H.T., E.M.T., D.M.T. and Peggy Barrett, C.H.T.
This Month: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Autism

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Find out more information about articles, reviews, and stories.

GF/CF: Plain and Simple
By Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D.
This Month: Lisa is on vacation this issue; she’ll be back in July

Coming Attractions – July/August 2004

Biomedical Testing: What Makes Sense for Your Child?
Designing a Sensory Resource Room
Asperger ’s Syndrome: Is there a Continuum of Placements?
Transition Planning: Effective Ideas for Home & School
Parents as Coaches: Survival Tips for Parenting your ASD Child

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GF/CF: Plain & Simple

Research Update

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