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Stewart is a smart, affectionate boy who loves Yu-Gi-Oh, the Lord of the Rings movies and Legos. He recently began Tae Kwon Do training. He and his sister, Melinda, are always on the look-out for fun.




Featured Articles
Autism and Seizures: As if One Neurological Problem Wasn’t Enough!
By Martin L. Kutscher, MD and Marissa A. Broadley
Understanding the nature of epilepsy and seizures, and how best to help children should this problem occur.

Fighting Boggarts: A Family’s Commitment to Floortime/DIR™ in the Face of Autism
by Lori Jeanne Peloquin, Ph.D.
One family’s commitment to their son’s future, and their never-ending hope that his life could, and would get better.

Rolling Over, Looking Up
By Viki Gayhardt
Coping strategies to help parents maximize their own potential.

Extraordinary Parenting: The Power of Thoughts and Feelings in Reaching Children with Autism
by Steven R. Wertz
When we learn to use the influence of our attitudes effectively, we can become much more capable of helping children with autism.

Autism Around the World
Autism – the Vaccine Connection: South Africa

Featured Books
Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism
By Mary Wrobel
A book specifically designed to address the health, hygiene, and safety needs of students aged five and up with autism spectrum disorders.

The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism
By Jed Baker, Ph.D.
A dynamic teaching tool that engages the attention and motivation of students who need a little extra help learning appropriate social skills.

WHO took my shoe?
Written by Karen Emigh; Illustrated by Steve Dana
Helping young children understand the concepts of who, what,
when, why and how.

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Research Update
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Ask the Experts
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Inspiration: Autism
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Coming Attractions – September/October 2003


– Selecting the Right College for a Person with Autism
– Chiropractic Treatments & Autism
– Teaching your Child to Drive a Car
– Brain Research Update
– The River of Autism
– Narrow Interests: Enlarging the World for Young Children with ASD

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