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Avoiding Power Struggles

By Shane Isley, Kate Marshall, Sarah Fefer, & Meme Hieneman

After throwing away meat wrappers, Suzy asks her son David to take out the trash before she leaves the room to make a phone call.  When Suzy comes back, she finds that David has gone outside to play with his friends instead of taking out the trash.  The wrappers are torn apart and the trash has been spread out all over the kitchen floor by the family dog.…

Parents Faced with Navigating the Special Education Maze

It happens every day. Parents of a child who is newly diagnosed with a developmental disability find themselves thrust into a new world, walking down a road they never expected to take.

ASD2Parents of children diagnosed with mild disabilities usually hope that specialized services or treatments will prepare their children to live independent lives.…