A Dad's Journey

Father of Autistic Twins Speaks Out

Browsing Posts published in April, 2014

How cool would it be to wake up one day and the morning talk shows are all about an incredible cure for autism, one where the social receptors turn on, like flicking a switch.  Same kid, but now he just is able to handle his sensory and communication issues.   Maybe…

UC San Diego Autism Research Described as “Game Changer”

Researchers say stem cells could lead them to the right  drug to treat autism

|  Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014  |  Updated  9:27 AM PDT

Source:  http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/health/UC-San-Diego-Autism-Research-Described-as-Gamechanger–256368771.html#ixzz2zpw6whXn   

My son Sean seems to have a symbiotic relationship with our black lab, Sally.  At first, they tolerated each other, but lately they spend more time together.  And Sally no longer mistrusts Sean and I believe the reverse is true for Sean.  She wags her tail when he approaches, which is different and he has learned to treat her as something more than his personal pillow.

Speaking of autism and dogs, here an article from today’s NY Times:

The Sixth Stage of Grief: Buying a Puppy

By JOEL YANOFSKY

Phoebe Snow Davis Yanofsky, occasionally known as Alberta Einstein, with a freshly chewed pillow.
Cynthia DavisPhoebe Snow Davis Yanofsky, occasionally known as Alberta Einstein, with a freshly chewed pillow.