Brag – Connor Macchabee
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by Julie Macchabee It is not how you start but how you finish the race; and by the way, this race you have begun will be a marathon. Do not feel defeated Gather your strength For if you glance to the right The sun is shining bright. Glance to your left and see that you are not alone. Other families … Read More

Neurodevelopmental Perspectives on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
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by Robert J. Doman Jr. Founder and Director National Association for Child Development Printed in the Autism Health and Wellness Magazine Volume 1 Issue 3 – Autumn 2009 Bob Doman has been working with autism since the late 1960’s and was part of the team that first discovered the connection between sensory dysfunction and autism. Bob has been instrumental in … Read More

NACD Kids: Ammon (The Eagle Scout)
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by Debbie Frederickson When Ammon was born he had oxygen problems that weren’t detected until he was six weeks old. When he was three, the Sparks Clinic in Birmingham evaluated him and they said he was “mentally retarded.” When he was about five, we discovered that he had a hearing loss. We were told that he would never learn to … Read More

NACD KIDS: Therapeutic Videos Help Hannah, Lauren and Joseph
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by Ashley Lammons I have three children on the autism spectrum and they have been on NACD’s TDI Targeted Developmental Intervention® for 9 months. I have six-year old twin girls and a son who is now 3 ½. Hannah and her sister Lauren were born prematurely at 25 weeks. Hannah is legally blind. When we started with NACD she was … Read More

NACD Puts on Walking Shoes
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 NACD participated in the Walk Now for Autism sponsored by Autism Speaks It was beautiful, clear Saturday morning, May 3rd in Murray, Utah – the perfect sort of day for a fundraising and awareness-raising event sponsored by Autism Speaks.  NACD was one of 25 local groups participating in the Resource Fair.   We passed out flyers about our approach to children … Read More

Ask Bob: Volume 2
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I really don’t know what to do. My son continues to stim off of traffic lights. What would this problem be related to? How do I fix it? His language has actually improved quite a bit over the last couple of years of home school, and his processing is in normal range. (6 conceptual objects, 7 or 8 auditory digits, … Read More

Autism Spectrum – Exploring What Works – DVD
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With the increasing number of autism diagnoses, concerned parents need to see this DVD. The DVD explains the pieces of the puzzle and how to address the issues relative to those on the Autism Spectrum.  It contains a two-hour DVD seminar presented by Robert J Doman, Jr. To read more or to order, click here.

Parents’ Brag: No More Signs of Aspergers
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by Lou Stinnett I have to share a recent event that thrilled me, but first, you need to understand the background. When my son Bradley started his NACD program at age eleven, he was two to three years behind academically, and he had diagnoses of Aspergers, a form of autism, and Tourette’s Syndrome. Over the next two years on program, … Read More

The Selective Use of TV and Videos for Advancing the Development of Special Needs, Typical and Accelerated Preschool Children
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Robert J. Doman Jr. TV/Videos and The Preschool Child For over twenty-five years, the National Association for Child Development (NACD) has had the opportunity to serve a large, international caseload of children covering the entire functional spectrum. Our work with innovating ways to accelerate the development of children with profound developmental issues (such as brain injury, autism and Down syndrome) … Read More

Autism & Communication Disorder – A Journey With Marcus
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The picture of the handsome soccer player attached to this narrative is my eleven-year-old son Marcus. To look at his handsome face, one would never believe the story behind this sweet-spirited young man. At this point it seems a little surreal, but to borrow an old cliché, “We’ve come a long way, baby!” My pregnancy was normal, c-section delivery was … Read More

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