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photo of siblings of a child with special needs ME guests, Lori Brown-De Alba & Angie Bellefeuille

When parents have a child with special needs, they often find that much of their time and energy goes into caring and advocating for that child. And they often experience a wide range of emotions about the daily challenges, hopes and uncertain future for their child. But what about siblings of a child with special…

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photo of early identification of autism ME guest, Jed Elison

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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photo of signs of autism ME guests, Megan Weber & Aida Ibrahim

ASD affects a large number of children across all ethnic groups, and prevalence among Somali children in Minnesota has been cause for particular concern in this community. For many reasons, far too few of children with signs of autism are identified before they start school, although parents and other family members often have a sense…

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photo of ME's autism therapy & what parents can do guest, Vanessa Slivken

Children on the autism spectrum face many challenges, but appropriate therapy makes a major difference in their longterm adjustment and learning. There also are many practical things parents can do to support their child’s development. Vanessa Slivken, Senior Director of Autism Services at St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, joins Marti & Erin…

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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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