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I want to let all my readers know that I’ll be speaking in St. Louis, Missouri April 24-25 at the 2019 Adam Morgan Foundation National Conference, whose theme is ”Be Someone’s Missing Piece of the Puzzle!’  This conference will be focusing on the strengths, abilities, dreams, and goals of individuals that learn and communicate differently....
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The concept of neurodiversity emerged in the 1990’s as a way for autism advocates to affirm their identity as people with neurological differences rather than as disabled individuals.  The idea has spread as other advocates (including myself) have sought to articulate the ”diversity rather than disability” message to a broader segment of the population than...
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Every child deserves to be seen, supported, and celebrated. Sometimes that’s not so easy. When a child faces a challenge–whether it’s Asperger’s or Autism, learning disabilities, anxiety, sensory issues, physical disability, giftedness, or simply being “out of sync”–every day can feel like an uphill climb. Join parenting author Susan Stiffelman for a free series: Raising...
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A blog post appeared today on the website, Motherly, which I wrote, that provides practical strategies to help kids focus.  It is especially relevant to kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  The tips I recommend include exercise, a nourishing diet, relaxation skills, talking to the child’s teacher about why fidgeting helps some kids focus,...
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Yesterday I did an podcast interview for ”The Life of Dad” website based upon my new book The Myth of the ADHD Child:  101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion. Thanks to Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton for a nice, spirited conversation about ADHD, non-drug strategies, and...
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