World Autism Awareness Day 2013

By Rick Colosimo / April 2, 2013 / Comments Off on World Autism Awareness Day 2013

Today is World Autism Awareness day. My Facebook profile picture is my 8yo son Dylan, showing you, and me, what he thinks of autism. I imagine it’s something along the lines of “I just want to do what I want and have fun like every other boy. Sometimes it’s just hard.” Other times I imagine…

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Thanks, Ridgewood Soccer!

By Rick Colosimo / January 1, 2013 / Comments Off on Thanks, Ridgewood Soccer!

Summer is well past over, and one hurricane, one Fall season, and a few major holidays later, there’s finally some time to think about it.   I’d like to say thanks to the Ridgewood Soccer Association, which runs a special needs soccer program alongside the large program for typical kids in town. What made this special…

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Damn, science!

By Rick Colosimo / May 26, 2012 / Comments Off on Damn, science!

 I really love this site; she’s got a way of focusing on clarity of communication.   Damn, science!   Yes, I know that many parents don’t agree, many more worry, and even more are questioning. Some of those are people I personally like and respect. Feel free to sound off in the comments if you…

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More thoughts on prevalence & DSM-V

By Rick Colosimo / May 16, 2012 / Comments Off on More thoughts on prevalence & DSM-V

Here are two more reviews/discussions of the CDC prevalence report from sources I believe to be intelligible, authoritative, and well-meaning, as opposed to fear-mongering, uninformed, and unskilled). The Autism Science Foundation describes the basics of the report in cogent language and provides a little education along the way, helping the reader understand what is being…

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