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Lisa Jo Rudy
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Writer and Consultant: education, non-profit, museums, special needs inclusion
Writer and Consultant: education, non-profit, museums, special needs inclusion

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Photos for Falmouth Guide 2016 - Please Credit Lisa Jo Rudy
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2015-05-16
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New article suggests that you STOP learning about #autism once you've collected reliable, useful information. http://autism.about.com/od/theautismcommunity/fl/Stop-Learning-About-Autism.htm

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A new article explores the question "should I quit my job to be there for my child with #autism?" http://autism.about.com/od/autismandthelaw/fl/Should-I-Quit-My-Job-to-Help-My-Autistic-Child.htm

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New article explores a huge expansion of a high quality website on #sensoryprocessing disorder and treatments. It's called SPD University, and if you have a child with #autism (or have related symptoms yourself) you may want to check it out. http://autism.about.com/od/sensoryintegrationtherapy/tp/Explore-Sensory-Integration-Therapy-Through-SPD-University.htm

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For people who are interested in becoming their child's #autism therapist, here are some solid online resources to help you train and support you as you get started in #ABA, #Floortime, and/or #SensoryIntegration.  Perhaps not surprisingly, there are NO free or low cost options for parents interested in #RDIhttp://autism.about.com/od/treatmentoptions/fl/Tools-to-Help-You-Become-Your-Childs-Autism-Therapist.htm

Does your child with #autism have multiple diagnoses such as #OCD, #LearningDisability, mood disorder, or #ADHD? Do you feel that multiple diagnoses are justified for an #autistic individual?

In recent days I've heard and read a lot about how it's desirable for adults with #autism to live not only in a different house from but even in a different town from their families.  Apparently this is the way to build independence.  IMO, it's more likely to create isolation, loneliness, and problems with community inclusion.  What's your take on this?

I'm about to start a series of articles on planning for #autism and adulthood -- more specific articles about transition resources, expectations, top things to do as your child turns 18 (as mine is about to do!).  Your suggestions would be a great help!
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