NBC New York: I-Team: "Autistic Kids Denied Coverage"
Please click on the blue link above. This is everything New Yorkers need to know about the bureaucratic tangle the new Autism Insurance Reform law is in. But, hopefully, not for long. This is comprehensive, succinct, and crystal clear. Contact your state legislators and let them know that you want the bill Governor Cuomo signed in November 2011 to be allowed to take effect as written. That means that BCBAs will be recognized as professionals qualified to practice in the field of applied behavior analysis. If that means we need licensure, bring it on. Meanwhile, check out my Blog for more information.
I will be giving a talk on how parents can address behavioral and learning challenges, with a focus on teaching skills for independence.
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 7:30 pm
Where: Room 450 at the Wheatley School, 11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury, NY
email@example.com or phone 516.333.5690.
Please be especially sure to RSVP if you are coming from a different school district, as a courtesy to our hosts.
Thank you for stopping by . . .
Hello and Welcome to my website. As a teacher, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, consultant, and--most important--mom, I know how easy it is to feel overwhelmed by the deluge of "information" on AS and autism out there.
I understand that having options and being able to make choices is as important for our kids as it is for us. Yes, so much has changed for the better in terms of timely, accurate diagnosis and effective intervention. Despite that, peer-reviewed studies back up what I hear from parents nearly every day: We still have a long way to go. We are only just beginning to understand the needs of this first generation to grow up with the diagnosis. We are only now starting to learn from the stuggles we see older children facing what we should be doing for younger children today.
There are many good websites out there that offer you information on "everything" about autism. This is not one of them. My goal in building this site is to offer parents, teachers, and others evidence-based, data-driven information you can really use to teach someone with an ASD like Asperger syndrome how to grow toward independence and fully realize his or her potential, whatever that may be.
Please check out the What's New column to your right. There I list new entries to the blog and the Tips and Advice page, and you will find links to my two ASD-related books: The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome, cowritten with Barb Kirby, and my latest: The Parents' Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence. Then click over to the News page, and scroll down on your right to find my list of Highly Recommended resources, including The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, the workplace I'm proud to call home.
If you have a special topic you would like to see addressed or if you have a question, please get in touch (click the Contact tab above).
Thank you for reading,