Resources

Suggested Reading

• Engaging Autism: The Floortime Approach to Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think  by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. (2006), PerseusBooks. • The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth by Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and…

ASD Resource Guide Meds

Many families wonder about the use of medications to treat autism and related disorders. For decades,doctors have been using many different medications off-label to treat various symptoms of ASDs. In2007, the medication risperidone (Risperdal) was given the first FDA approval for marketing a medicationfor autism, specifically for the control of aggression, and in 2009 aripiprazole (Abilify) was added as well.

Tactile Fun in the Sun

Tactile Fun in the Sun Deanna Macioce, MS, OTR/L So, you have a child who hates to get messy.  Maybe he is the one who chooses not to participate in the finger painting activity at school or the one who…

What Are Friends For? A Longer Life

In the quest for better health, many people turn to doctors, self-help books or herbal supplements. But they overlook a powerful weapon that could help them fight illness and depression, speed recovery, slow aging andprolong life: their friends.