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Parents of Children with Special Needs Conference

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Christ Tabernacle

64-34 Myrtle Avenue

Glendale, NY 11385


Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) invites all parents to attend this FREE, conference. Attendees will see presentations like, “The Journey of Being a Parent of a Child with Autism,” “Understanding NY Autism Insurance Reform,” Understanding Your Rights as a Parent of Child with Autism, and Functional Communication Training and Behavior Management. Attendees will receive free “Back to School” backpacks for their child.



(RSVP by September 26th with First & Last name, mailing address and telephone number)


Dr.Jerry's picture


I wonder if any of you out there are aware of the Son-Rise Program or the Autism Treatment CENTER of America.

seebert's picture

Calling all unemployed adult autistics ASAN wants you! Secret Shoppers needed!  Across the country, Worksource has AJT centers, but autistic people don't know about them, and there are significant barriers to accessing them.  

ASAN wants to know how this process can be improved.  So sign up for the secret shopper program.

jenpay's picture

first day of school

Today is officially Eric's first day of kindergarten. Gulp.... not really. We are going into the new school year with more confidence than last year. Smaller school, fewer students, good teachers and Eric will receive all the appropriate therapies built into the school day. I propose a toast to the new school year, may it be full of promise!

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Puppet Show

Today Riley and I were invited to join Eric in watching a puppet show about the three little pigs. Riley was enthralled at the antics of the puppets. And Eric, my sweet Eric, except for nervously covering his ears every now and then, sat calmly through the entire show, earning four tokens! What a vast improvement from the first puppet show, when he had a meltdown and we had to go to a separate room to calm down.

bkmich's picture

Power of attorney or guardianship

my son is very high functioning main streem school  just social skills and money he does not want to drive yet  he told us he was not ready  has any one been through this  he is 17 

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New York Insurance Funding for Autism Seminar, Sept. 26

New York Insurance Funding for Autism Seminar

Get Answers to Gain Access to the Coverage You Need

Center for Autism and Related Disorders

September 26, 2013

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6 N. Main Street, Suite 110

Fairport, NY 14450

lovemyjuju's picture

You say wild animal.... I say Intellegent, unique, amazing, handsome, gifted, a angel from God....

It's been a little over three years since my son was diagnosed with autism and yet I still have days when it's hard for me to understand or even accept the ways of and things that come along with the life of autism. Many people praise me for the kind of mother I am and I smile while all the memories flash into my head of all the tears or frustrated moments of not being able to communicate the yelling the meltdowns the sleepless nights the constant energy that no matter what I do won't drain out of him the first years of his life when he didn't say a single word and cried and I couldn't figure out for the life of me why. Being his mother is a huge blessing no doubt about it and the amazing little miracle he is surpasses everything that is heartbreaking about autism but at times it is really hard.
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gluten free

Here I go delving into the world of gluten-free this and gluten-free that. I am slowly trying to transition Eric's diet into one that is mostly free of gluten. Watch out casein, you're next (maybe)! I'm focusing on snack foods for now, you know, chips and crackers, that sort of thing. I figure this is probably the easiest place to start. So, I sent my husband over to the supermarket to bring home a random assortment of gluten-free snackage. I also asked him to check out the multivitamin situation to see if he could find anything that we might maybe, just maybe, able to give to Eric.

Anywho, so far so good. Eric is taking to most of the new snacks just fine and this makes me very happy because he usually rejects anything he's unfamiliar with. I wonder if they make gluten free chicken nuggets?

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Good news/Bad news

Good news: With our new health insurance, Eric's therapy is in-network. Hooray!

Bad news: Eric's psychiatrist (the one who first diagnosed Eric with ASD) is now out of network. :( Grrrrrrrrr!

Why can't I have my cake and eat it too?

By the way, Monday is fast becoming my new favorite day of the week.

No work, no therapy, no school, no where we HAVE to be. A day just for us (well, the kids and me. Daddy still has to work).........We decide what we do. And today we are painting birdhouses and frolicking in the sprinkler. There should be more days like this.


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