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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Why my iPad lives at REED Academy

By Rick Colosimo / March 13, 2011 / Comments Off on Why my iPad lives at REED Academy

Here’s a great new app, intended for the visually impaired, that recognizes US currency in realtime. Yes, my old iPad doesn’t have a camera, but the accessibility of these tools to my Dylan is just amazing. I’ve started to take nearly every idea for a program and think about how it could be legitimately —…

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Have you bought “Your Baby Can Read”?

By Rick Colosimo / November 16, 2010 / Comments Off on Have you bought “Your Baby Can Read”?

It’s come to my attention from a friend, classmate, and father of a child on the spectrum that the “Your Baby Can Read” program was recently exposed (challenged, to be sure) as a likely fraud. It was the subject of a segment on the Today Show about a week ago. Here’s the clip: Apparently this…

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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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