10 Sep


My Wish List for Doctors Dealing with Autism

Years ago, friends of ours took their one year old severely autistic child to a physician who told them: “Not much can be done, concentrate on your other children.”!

That child did an ABA home program and is now succeeding in college.

I would like to take this opportunity to talk with you about my wish list. These are the main things I wish for, as a parent of a child with autism, from my child’s doctor at or close to the time of the diagnosis.

29 Aug



Hello parents and others interested in autism.

Since the publication of my husband’s memoir Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism, we have received requests for help from other overwhelmed parents who are trying to deal with the diagnoses and challenges of their children as well as the inadequate and often dehumanizing public services (waiting lists that last through early childhood, difficulties with schools, lack of government support, etc).

Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism

badanimalsJoel Yanofsky tried for years to start this memoir. "It's not just going to be about autism," he told his wife, Cynthia. "It's going to be about parenthood and marriage, about hope and despair, and storytelling, too." 

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