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Interview with Autism Mom Kelsey General

I just got done interviewing autism mom Kelsey, who is a single mom of two young boys, both diagnosed with autism. It was a great interview, and you can listen to the full interview on, which is my third podcast.


Hyperlexia and Its Connection to Autism

In today's episode, I'm talking about kids who recognize letters and can possibly read even before they can speak. This syndrome is called hyperlexia, and I'll be discussing whether it's a sign of autism and also what to do about it.

Getting Out of Denial and Taking Action | Autism Denial

In 2-parent homes, usually, 1 parent is in more denial than the other, that their child might have autism.  This can cause tension in marriages. In today's video blog, I'll discuss autism denial and how to help get a parent out of denial and into action.

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Handling Aggressive Behavior in Children with Autism

Many people think that aggressive behavior is a part of autism and it's something that we just have to deal with. This is not true. Today, I am going to tackle the topic of aggression head on.

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Is Lack of Pointing a Sign of Autism?

Did you know that lack of pointing with your index finger by the age of 18 months is a red flag for possible autism? In this video blog, I'm going to show you how you can keep an eye on this early communication skill in babies and toddlers and how to work on teaching toddlers with or without a…

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Preventing Autism – Is It Possible?

Can autism be prevented? This is often a topic of debate. So, today I'm going to be sharing my opinion about preventing autism.

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What Shoes for Kids with Autism Are Best? | Resolving Shoe Problems

Even after being a behavioral analyst for over a decade, I made a big mistake a few years ago about shoes for Lucas. Today, I'm going to cover some key points about shoes for kids with autism, that all parents and professionals need to know.

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New Autism Podcast with Dr. Mary Barbera Coming January 22, 2019

In January 2017, I started my weekly video blog, and on January 22, 2019, I'll be adding a weekly autism podcast called Turn Autism Around with Dr. Mary Barbera. Today, I'm going to tell you why I decided to start a podcast and give you a sneak peek at the first few episodes.

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Is Autism Medication an Option for Treatment?

When kids with autism have problem behaviors, inattention, or sleep issues, many medical and educational professionals, relatives, and friends recommend medication. Today, we're talking all about autism medication and supplements.

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The Stress Levels Autism Moms Face

Did you know that mothers of children with autism experience the stress levels of combat soldiers? Today I'll be addressing this serious issue and giving some strategies on how to deal with stress for autism moms and dads.