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Autism Progresses in Parliament by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 28 May 2009 10:36pm A few weeks ago I attended the Northern Regional Forum of the National Autistic Society. The general feeling was that all those working around the private member’s bill on Autism then before Parliament had done a fantastic job. The government was talking to us and, more importantly, listening to us. The Bill of course would never become law but w ... Read on »
Severe Autism Disorders: Conor's Autism Progress: Teeth Brushing and Tickle Shaves! by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Oct 2013 10:51am Conor Doherty sporting a big smile after a quick  tickle shave adventure with Dad this morning Many famous "autistics" were not diagnosed until they were adults and have turned their diagnoses into good career opportunities: John Elder Robison, Michelle Dawson, Ari Ne'eman and Mr. Ne'eman's colleagues, the fellow corporate trus ... Read on »
2011 Autism Progress or Back to the Future? by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sat 14 Jan 2012 8:30am Was there any progress in addressing autism disorder issues in 2011?  In the humble opinion of this father of a severely autistic 16 year old there was very slight progress on the research front, very slight, and that progress was more than offset by the regression on other fronts particularly in the area of autism awareness.   The hard ... Read on »
New Alward Carr Government Will Roll Back Autism Progress in New Brunswick by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Sep 2010 2:51am Congratulations to New Brunswick's new Premier David Alward and all members of his team who were elected.  Congratulations also to those Liberals who were elected despite the obvious backlash against the Liberal government of Shawn Graham. I offer all these congratulations sincerely even though I know that the election of this government and ... Read on »
New Brunswick's Autism Progress by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:31am When my son Conor was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (Initially PDD-NOS, subsequently changed to Autism Disorder) nine years ago our home province of New Brunswick had virtually no autism specific services. Much has changed since then - for the better. And much more desperately needs to be done. Eight years ago an interdepart ... Read on »
Autism Progress Limited to Children in New Brunswick ...... So Far by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 5:36pm I have written often of the great progress we have made in New Brunswick in helping autistic children. Our small province is literally a world leader in providing government funded pre -school autism intervention across our jurisdiction by trained autism support workers and clinical supervisors at autism agencies which did not exist just a few ... Read on »
Kung Fu Panda 2, Trail Walking and Conor's Autism Progress by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 May 2011 3:27am Conor Enjoyed Watching Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D  ... and so did Mom and Dad In the early evening Conor and Dad got some fresh air and  enjoyed the  view on a trail walk along the St. John River Yesterday was a great outdoors day for Conor with long trail walks in the morning with Mom and early evening with Dad.  He was able to enjo ... Read on »
The Joys of Autism - progress for all by Maddy M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 9:42pm You think I’m joking, but I’m not. Enough of this depressing moaning and groaning about the tragedy of autism. For us at least, it has been a good kick up the backside. [translation = but{t}?] Whilst I would not have chosen to have autistic children, now they’re actually here, they sort of grow on me after a while. Just the other day, I ... Read on »
Autism Challenges and Progress - Conor Visits Grammy and Grampy by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Jul 2009 10:10pm The pictures below show, taken yesterday during day 1 of our visit with my parents in Nova Scotia, show some progress Conor has made of late. Conor, in recent years has been unable to come into the home of either his Nanny, ( Conor's mother's mother) or the home of my parents. At both locations he would hide in the bathroom or come out with his ... Read on »
Autism Research Progress To Date In Two Words: Lovaas, ABA by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Nov 2013 4:51am Research to date benefiting persons suffering from autism disorders can be summed up in two words: Lovaas , ABA. The work done by Dr. Ivar Lovaas has been applied successfully for decades as reported by the US Surgeon General's office (1999) and by the American Academy of Pediatrics (2007), reaffirmed (2010) The effective ... Read on »