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2017-01-10 Autism - being slow:

I think it depends upon what we are doing.  Temple Grandin successfully used it to her advantage and to the advantage of the animal processing centers she influenced as well.  Most of us don't have the

2017-01-09 Autism - being slow:

Dear Andrew,  Although I've never specifically heard it put that way, I suppose we probably do.  We are very detail-oriented and tend to have specific ways we like to do many things, which can make things

2016-12-14 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) - Undiagnosed Ritalin Side effect:

I cannot advise an anonymous person and more so without examining them. However nothing you have said makes any medical  sense! You cannot become allergic to Ritalin.You are  either allergic to start with

2016-11-22 Autism - suggestions for replacement behaviours:

Hi Karen,    You do have interesting situations.    Glad to hear that the hair pulling issue has lessened, but this new behaviour has the power to annoy kids and adults alike. It might have initially been

2016-11-11 Autism - Proprioceptive disorder:

Peter,  First, let me assure you that you should not be concerned about your son being "labeled." Special education records are kept very confidential. Nothing ever appears on transcripts about special


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