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10 signs of Asperger’s Syndrome

  Asperger’s syndrome is a neurological disorder in the family of autism spectrum disorders. Because every child exhibits a different set of symptoms, there is no precise checklist of behaviors that must all be present for a diagnosis. Instead, there… Continue Reading

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The “perfect” ending to the school year

One of the biggest internal struggles that parents of special needs children face is when…and how far…to “push” your child. Your goals are usually the same as any other child…to be happy, make friends, have others in their lives who… Continue Reading

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The social stuff

One night on a recent vacation, I met a couple of other mothers and I was asked what kind of work I did. I told them about volunteering with Camp Twitch and Shout and working with Camp Twin Lakes in… Continue Reading

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WEDNESDAY WEBINAR: June 19 — “Diagnosis & Treatment of TS from a Latino Perspective”

Tourette Syndrome – which affects all ethnic groups – has in particular impacted the Hispanic-American community in urban areas of New Jersey, the nation and the world. The next New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) Wednesday… Continue Reading

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Conditional Corner: We’ve come a long way, baby

Conditional Corner is a series that runs Fridays on TSParentsOnline. All stories, including this one by Vrinda Pendred, were originally published at Conditional Publications. When I was a child, I watched the film What about Bob?  For those who have seen… Continue Reading

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High-functioning? What exactly DOES that mean?!

My overall goal is to make Sundays a day of rest. No offense, God, but I do that for me as much as I do for You. I need to unwind with my favorite people. It’s a day to come… Continue Reading

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“Tourette Syndrome: Coping With Difference” — Perspectives

The following is part 5 of a series of entries that, as a whole, comprise a paper titled “Tourette Syndrome: Coping With Difference” I wrote for a class I am taking at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Read part 1… Continue Reading

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Abusive ignorance

My daughter has been a source of inspiration to both my husband and I, although I can’t say the same for her 13-year-old brother. At the ripe old age of 5 years old, we knew she was suffering from some… Continue Reading

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Resources for teaching children about their disorders?

What are your favorite resources for teaching children about their own Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, etc.? The boy is getting bigger and asking bigger questions about himself. I see him starting to identify with and use… Continue Reading

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Happy Holidays! Care for your kid your way

It’s four days before Christmas. My mom broke her hip, so we’re not doing the holidays at her house this year. Instead, we’ll have our normal Christmas Eve tradition here, as well as a few merry surprises for the kids,… Continue Reading