Six Flags NJ – bring a doctor note

By Rick Colosimo / October 7, 2015 /

This summer, I finally managed to stop in at the guest services building (which is not the main guest services, so ask first before you wait in the line) at Six Flags in Jackson, NJ. I picked up the Equal Access Pass for my son with ASD. The process was super-fast and painless. The pass…

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Autism costs more than money

By Rick Colosimo / May 4, 2012 / Comments Off on Autism costs more than money

  Here’s a short CNN piece reflecting on the costs of autism. It’s not news to those of us who’ve been living with it, but I’m sure it will surprise the heck out of those friends of yours and mine who don’t know the numbers. But there’s another poignant moment in this piece that is…

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Making enemies of parents and teachers

By Rick Colosimo / March 21, 2010 / Comments Off on Making enemies of parents and teachers

This post on paying for our own professionals from was sparked by a health-care editorial, related to prohibitions on sharing legal fees with non-lawyers, and now belongs here. The phrase “doctors and patients as enemies” is what knocked me over in the reposted editorial by Milton Friedman. Is there anyone who doubts that very…

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Autism’s urban legend

By Rick Colosimo / February 19, 2010 /

Jen Laviano (@JenLaviano) has a post up this week that mentions my un-favorite urban legend about autism: that there are parents who get their kids a diagnosis so that they can get “extra help” from their school district. Jen talks about having discussions with parents, friends, relatives, teachers, etc. to explain the value of special…

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