In short, the review done by a group of experts led by Nicholas Lofthouse, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Ohio State and published in the Nov 28 edition of Autism Research Treatments, looked at scientific evidence of efficacy of 19 types of treatment and found 3 treatments worthy of recommendation:
Peaceful Schools, NC is the way-cool group that sponsors this festival and raises money through it for school programs that teach about bullying -- why it happens and what to do about it.
This is the current cause, but what they are teaching goeswaybeyond bullying to our community, how we see ourselves in it -- or out of it, and how to create the community we want to live in.
The festival is all about music and features the Battle of the Bands youth-band competition!
Check it out this Sunday, April 14 from 1-5pm in Durham Central Park!
Last week on Good Morning America, when
Mr. and Mrs. Green, the parents of one of the first-grade victims at
Sandy Hook ES, were asked what they will remember most about their
daughter Ana, her father answered, "She knew how to give the
best hugs," and her mother said, "I hope that can be the
legacy that we leave – that love wins...."
After a tragedy like this,
Americans, including President Obama, instinctively want to hug our
children tighter – to hold them in the warmth of our safe, loving
Recently, a colleague and mother of a child diagnosed with an ASD asked, "What specifically do you do for children diagnosed with an ASD?" In case others have similar questions, I thought it would be a good subject for a blog post.
Since there is a huge range in the needs and sensitivities of these children, there is a huge range in what I do with them. There is no cookie-cutter protocol. However, my goal is always the same: to feel good. That is, I seek to find and create tactile experiences that feel good for the child, the family, and me.
Warrior Training for Big and Little People
if there was no emergency – and maybe not even any big problem?
What would we do? How would we prepare our children for this world
may sound silly, but most of us spend a lot of time in emergency
mode, whether or not there is an actual emergency. We are running
late, stuck in traffic, or worrying if things are going to go as we
expect (some children do a lot of this), and our sympathetic nervous
system is on overdrive.