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One of my pet peeves concerning individuals with autism is addressed in this video, and the host explains it quite well… IQ testing. Just because someone scores low on the test, especially if they’re not an ideal test subject as a lot of individuals with autism are, doesn’t mean they’re not smart. The schools need […]

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Morgan called 9-1-1 twice this evening on the corded wall phone we have in our kitchen… The first time I thought he was just playing with the phone, pretending to be talking to someone on it. After I had taken the handset away from him, I thought I’d check to see if he was really […]

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What is Autism? Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). The other pervasive developmental disorders are PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified), Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Many parents and professionals refer to this group as […]

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Morgan had his 12 year check up today… He’s now 65 & ¾ inches (5′ 5 ¾") tall, and weighs 156 lbs. Since his last check up on March 29th, 2006 (4 years & 10 months ago), he’s grown 13 inches in height, and gained 79 lbs. He’s above the 95th percentile in growth, and […]

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