How Do You Respond to Public Criticism?


As the mother of two children on the autism spectrum, I’ve often had to deal with unwanted and even downright rude public comments. Passers-by see a snapshot of a situation and are quick to make a judgment. Unfortunately, some of these passers-by choose to criticize me – either directly to me or to their cohorts but loud enough that I can hear. With the holiday shopping season upon us, which comes with loads of sensory input, I wanted to see {Read More}

“Deck the Walls” At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Support The Help Group This Holiday Season – “Deck the Walls” At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Sherman Oaks, CA (November 23, 2010) – Beginning this Friday you can support The Help Group, the largest nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States serving children with autism and other special needs, by visiting your local The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store to purchase one or more $1 holiday stickers during its “Deck the Walls” program. Now in {Read More}

A List of Autism Books on My Reading List

If you’re like me, you have a ton of books on your reading list at any given time. The books on my list range from the latest fantasy fiction novel to autism books and biographies to political nonfiction. I love to read. Unfortunately I don’t always have a lot of time for reading. To help hold myself accountable I thought I’d share with you a list of autism books (or autism-related books) on my reading list. As I complete each {Read More}

Updated: Autism Schools in Delaware

Until today my autism schools in Delaware page was empty. However, I’ve recently learned of the Brennen School, Delaware Autism Program, that is part of the Christina School District. In addition to serving students in the Christina School District, the Brennen School also accepts students from the Appoquinimink, Colonial, Red Clay and Brandywine School Districts. The Brennen School is located in Newark, Delaware and serves nearly 400 students between the age of 2 and 21 that are on the autism {Read More}

Autism Research Reaches the Classroom

Another press release that may be of interest… Autism Research Reaches the Classroom The Help Group – UCLA Autism Research Alliance: An Innovative New Approach to Bridging Science and Treatment Long the domain of university labs, autism research is taking the critical next step into the real world of special education classrooms. Investigators from The Help Group – UCLA Autism Research Alliance are exploring answers to some of the long-standing questions about how best to treat children with autism. “The {Read More}

Watch: CARD Study on Children that Lost Autism Diagnosis

Last week the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) released the results of a study of 14 children with autism, seven of which ultimately lost their diagnosis. Following is a press release that the organization published on November 12.