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Where Are the Fathers of Autistic Children?

For the last two years, I have been immersing myself in the research on autism.  One area of interest to me is what research can tell us about the role of fathers in raising children with autism.  A few observations: … Continue reading

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Autism and Jimmy’s Loud Hands

Difficulty making eye contact Difficulty dealing with changes in routine Hand-flapping and other repetitive behaviors Meltdowns or tantrums According to findings from one recent study, these autistic symptoms and behaviors are primarily responsible for the social exclusion experienced by individuals … Continue reading

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Is Jimmy autistic, or does he have autism?

As I shared in my last blog, I am currently writing a book about my family.  The book deals with my son Jimmy, and the impact he has had on Pat and I and our family since conception.  Jimmy is … Continue reading

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Cultural Autism

In their book, Developing Cultural Intelligence at Work, authors Early, Ang, and Tan, use the term cultural autism to refer to “people who are seen as inept or even mentally disturbed.” The authors go on to say that autistic individuals … Continue reading

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