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November 6, 2007

Autism Treatment Network + the tram.

We spent the day up in Portland at OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University)/CDRC (Child Development & Rehabilitation Center) getting Simon set-up to participate in the Autism Treatment Network (ATN). Here's the basics of the ATN (from the link to ...

September 30, 2007

Being Autistic, Being Human

A very interesting and thought-provoking podcast from Speaking of Faith about autism is available here. I was especially drawn to the theme of embracing that ran throughout the interview. Speaking of Faith is a weekly radio program/podcast that offers a wonderful variety of interviews with people from many different ...

September 24, 2007

Today is Monday + thoughts on Oprah.

So far today has been all about grocery shopping + more pumpkins + emails (playing big time catch up).  This week I am trying out an entire menu from Everyday Food - took the magazine with me to the store and ...

September 18, 2007

In Vegas

for Memory Trends. Be back soon. Also, Oprah is talking about autism on her show today with guests Jenny McCarthy + Holly Robinson Pete.  Hoping I can catch it on a rerun (or if my Mom can figure out how to work the Tivo). Thanks for the emails ...

August 10, 2007

Super.

Simon has officially completed his Early Education Program (EEP). They had a great little graduation ceremony last night celebrating all the kids. The three of us have grown so much over the time Simon has been enrolled in the EEP and EC ...

July 26, 2007

Life on the spectrum.

Wanted to share a layout I put together for Technique Tuesday's Autism Awareness Gallery. A portion of the sale of their Pieces of the Puzzle word stamps and their FUNdamental Pieces goes to Autism Speaks. Take a few ...

July 17, 2007

Evaluations.

When Simon was first diagnosed with autism back in January 2005, one of the recommendations from the team at CDRC was to return in a year or two for a re-evaluation. Yesterday was the day.This visit played out much like before. Simon met with a speech therapist, an ...

June 29, 2007

Also today

there was an opinion piece in The Register Guard that addresses the insurance bill (HB 2918 - requiring insurance companies to cover certain kinds of treatments for pervasive developmental disorders) that Chris sponsored this past session (passed both the House and the Senate and now goes to the Gov). ...

May 14, 2007

A big step forward in Oregon.

One of the things we celebrated this past weekend was the passage of House Bill 2918. If made into law (needs to pass the Oregon State Senate and be signed by the Governor), basically states:(that insurance companies) may not deny benefits to ...

April 14, 2007

What kind of world do you want?

Thanks to everyone who has let me know about this charity for Autism Speaks over the last couple of weeks. Here are the details: Autism Speaks created a music video of the Five for Fighting song, "World", which features images of autistic children and their families. It is a ...

April 5, 2007

Interactive Autism Network

From: HealthDayRobert PreidtTuesday, April 3, 2007 TUESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Experts say they've launched the first U.S. national online autism registry. The Interactive Autism Network (IAN), which began on Monday, will link parents of children with autism with researchers in an effort to learn more about ...

April 2, 2007

Welcome to April.

from 2007 Life Art Wall Calendar Welcome to April. Hoping that where ever it is you live is beginning to warm up a bit and that the flowers are beginning to bloom (or continuing to as they have ...