Topic: DIR

Disorderism: How to Make Sure People See Your Child and Not a Diagnosis

How to make sure people see your child, and not a disorder.

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The Hidden Costs of Planned Ignoring

There are downsides to planned ignoring in behavioral therapies and ABA. This article describes what they are.

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Three Ways to Help your Special Needs Child Feel Safe and Loved

Recently, while waiting in a school office for a meeting to begin, I noticed a little boy at an empty desk, staring out a window.  A secretary was busy working as staff came and went, and as I waited, I wondered why this little boy was there.  On my way out he was still there, […]

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A Developmental Approach to Autism

One highlight of last week was a fabulous conference at the California Endowment Center featuring Dr. Dan Siegel talking about his new book about the teenage brain.  Instead of viewing teenagers as out of control pseudo-adults with raging hormones, Dan tackles these and other common myths to let us into what is really happening in […]

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