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photo of living with autism Mom Enough guests Elizabeth Reeve and Elizabeth Verdick

Child psychiatrist Elizabeth Reeve and children’s author Elizabeth Verdick have more in common than a first name; both are moms of sons living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They have pooled their experience and talent to write a book aimed at young people with ASD, but Marti & Erin see this clear, engaging, practical book…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder guest Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande

Thanks to new research, it is becoming easier to identify autism spectrum disorder at earlier ages than ever before. Although parents understandably may fear having their child identified as having special needs, early identification and intervention greatly improve a child’s chances for lifelong success and wellbeing. Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande, autism researcher at the U of…

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Jed Elison from cehd.umn.edu on early signs of autism

In the early months of life, a child grows and learns by leaps and bounds, making sense of language, emotions, social interactions and countless other aspects of the world around them. Between six months and one year there is a particular burst of development that is a veritable “social revolution.” But, as groundbreaking research is…

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silent running guest Robyn Schneider

This week’s Mom Enough guest is Robyn Schneider, whose twin sons were diagnosed at 21 months with autism spectrum disorder. As if the boys’ severe behavior problems and lack of communication skills weren’t challenge enough, Robyn’s husband had MS and, subsequently, Robyn was diagnosed with breast cancer. But through it all, running together became an…

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Autism Spectrum Disorders guest Jasmine McGiffert

We’ve heard so much about the increase in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in recent years, but how do you know if your child should be evaluated? And if your child is identified as having an ASD, what kinds of services are likely to help your child learn and develop as well as possible? For decades,…

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