The Art of Managing Professionals & Appointments

Parent’s Bill of Rights And Parent Responsibilities by Lisa Ackerman   Not a month goes by when Jeff does not have a follow-up appointment scheduled with any number of specialists. Having the diagnoses of autism, apraxia, and auditory processing issues, our team of specialists are many and include: a pediatrician, neuropsychologist, learning specialist, speech pathologist, […]

The Parent’s Role in Biomedical Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Lisa Ackerman – December 2006 Nothing is more heartbreaking for parents than receiving the label of “autism” for their beloved child. Hopes and dreams for a child never include this devastating diagnosis. As follow-up appointments come and go, many families, including mine, have heard this statement from professionals: “There is nothing you can do.” […]

How to Start an In-Home Therapy Program for Your Child

Children affected with autism have unique needs and often require an in-home therapy program to address them. The unique needs could include many issues such as: managing behaviors, enabling learning, and the ability to work on deficits. These programs are in place ultimately to help the child prepare for typical learning placements at their local […]