Apps for Children with Autism

Having tried to find some good apps for a friend’s ipad to help her son with autism, I know it can be frustrating to find the apps that are good and worth the money: educational, engaging, improve communication,… Read More

“A Father’s Quest To Help His Severely Disabled Son”

Another challenging and eye-opening interview on Fresh Air from WHYY: “A Father’s Quest To Help His Severely Disabled Son” “When he was 8 months old, Walker Brown was diagnosed with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome (CFC), a rare disorder that left… Read More

Autism Vaccine Link A Fraud

Study Linking Vaccine to Autism Was Fraud, Journal ReportsBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   Published: January 5, 2011 “The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a… Read More

NPR: When One Sibling is Developmentally Disabled

…”Of course, there are no good terms: special needs, intellectually disabled, mentally retarded, brain damaged. The labels range from euphemistic to offensive. The best seem clinical and unemotional, as if not to burden anyone with the real difficulties… Read More

A Sad Tale, An Uplifting Finish: What Used to Happen to Children with Disabilities

“It Wasn’t Until His Parents Died That Jeff Daly Learned What Happened to His Younger Sister Who Disappeared 47 Years Earlier” CBS Sunday Morning piece: Where’s Molly? Where’s Molly Website – Trailer for Documentary You can learn about… Read More

Like Autism, Attention Deficit Disorders fall on a Spectrum

Like Autism, Attention Deficit Disorders fall on a Spectrum, and should each be addressed individually with a unique combination of behavioral, emotional and if need be medicinal interventions. I tend to lean towards behavioral and emotional interventions when… Read More

NPR: Families Fight To Care For Kids with Disabilities At Home

A significant part of my work at Denver Options, a local non-profit, involves helping families understand what the system can offer them as their children turn 21. The flip side is what the system will no longer provide…. Read More