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The DSM-V

Well I saw this one coming. I was actually asked in an interview about a month ago what I predicted to be the biggest news story of 2012 regarding special needs children or research and boy did I hit the

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Ten Reasons Caregivers Should Not Fear Therapy by Chynna Laird

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Lorna d’Entremont on The Coffee Klatch. We talked about my memoir Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s Sensational Journey With SPD. The subject from my book we focused on was

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Top Ten Most ridiculous Comments heard at an IEP Meeting via Dennise Goldberg on Friendship Circle

In my job as a special education advocate, and my other job as a parent of a child with special needs, I have been involved in too many Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings to count. During these numerous IEP meetings

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Calling All Kids Who Would Rather Play With the Infield Dirt Than Catch The Ball

Calling All Kids Who Would Rather Play With the Infield Dirt Than Catch the Ball: A post yesterday on Support for Special Needs on “Scouting Inclusion Policies & Special Needs” reminded me of so many attempts at inclusive activities, and

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Proposed DSMV Changes and Autism – What Parents and Advocates Need To Know

In May of 2013 the new diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder will be distributed to doctors via the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5). Think of the DSM 5 as the Bible

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Melatonin Helping Special Needs Kids Sleep Better

I have written in previous posts about the importance of sleep for children and teens. In those posts I mentioned the use of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. The Medical News Today site says, “Melatonin is

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