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Gogh Gogh Rogan by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Rogan and his class learned about Vincent van Gogh's Impressionist art style. They learned that he used quick brush strokes, bright colors and thick paint to create one of h ... Read on »
Buddy Bike Tandem by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Rogan is 10 years old and can't ride a bike. We've tried to teach him but he gets too frustrated...he struggles with his gross motor skills. We'd love something like this bu ... Read on »
It's NOT the Stork! (But that would make things a lot easier!) by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Today I attended a special session at Rogan's school held specifically for 4th graders about the "birds and the bees." A sex talk in 4th grade; can you believe that? Don't g ... Read on »
Autistic student is crowned prom king at Celebration High by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Autistic student is crowned prom king at Celebration High Shane Thomas kept his fingers crossed. He hoped to hear his name. Then, before anyone could announce this y ... Read on »
Potato, Pota-toe by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Rogan told me that there will soon be a NEW Mr. Potato Head that wears PANTS! He realized flatly, "Yeah, he'll have one up on Lady Gaga." Read on »
Science News: Common Genetic Cause of Autism and Epilepsy Discovered by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2011) — Researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy. Led by t ... Read on »
Running 4 Rogan by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum On May 21, I will be running in the Fargo Marathon. I will be participating as a member of Train 4   Autism , a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together a comm ... Read on »
NAA Never Give Up PSA by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum April is Autism Awareness month. What do you know? Read on »
Poignant Pain by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Rogan: "Mom, I had a lot of pains today." Me: "What kind of pains?" Rogan: "The kind of pain you get when you're playing basketball in gym and someone drops the basket ... Read on »
The Story of James Durbin by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum James Durbin has given hope to many young people with autism and/or Tourette's, including my son Rogan. Regardless of whether he wins American Idol 2011 or not, Jam ... Read on »
Vote for Wobbly Towers! by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Please vote for Rogan's creation! Go to the Lego Club site (click here ). Click on "Creative Corner" on one of the green legos on top. Scroll down, click on "Cool Creations" ... Read on »
Panegyric plate by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A while back, Rogan's class members each wrote on paper plates, one for each student. They were to write a compliment about the student that each plate represented. This is ... Read on »
Researchers reveal first auti ... by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Researchers reveal first autism candidate gene that demonstrates sensitivity to sex hormones ScienceDaily (2011-02-17) -- Biochemists and molecular biologists have foun ... Read on »
Coat of Arms by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum According to Rogan's art teacher, "Students traveled back to the Middle Ages to learn about knights and noblewomen. They designed a coat of arms that describes their family ... Read on »
Finding Success by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Well, Rogan didn't win the Geography Bee. But let me recount the series of texts between his FABULOUS para and me Received  - "He went out on question 8...only 3 people lef ... Read on »
Geography Bee by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Rogan is stressing tonight about the Geography Bee at school tomorrow. He was one of only two 4th graders to qualify! I asked him the other day if I could go. He thought abo ... Read on »
"The Truth Will Come Out... by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ...and parents need to do their homework and know they're alone." Read on »
Toddlers with autism show imp ... by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Toddlers with autism show improved social skills following targeted intervention ScienceDaily (2010-12-09) -- Targeting the core social deficits of autism spectrum diso ... Read on »
Virus = BRAT by Tricia Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I got a call from Rogan's school nurse on Monday. He had diarrhea and I needed to go get him. We were walking to the car and he asked why it happened. "Well, it's probably j ... Read on »