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 on … 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. NACD Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 3, 2008 ©NACD 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

The Autistic Child

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by Robert J. Doman Jr. Children labeled as “autistic” have been enigmas since they were first identified. Fortunately, some questions surrounding these children are being answered. Many “autistic” children (children with sensory dysfunction) are now being helped, and some are achieving “normal” function. As a result of NACD’s work with “autistic” children, we have also gained a better understanding of … 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

The Autism Spectrum

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by Robert J. Doman Jr. Let me begin with a brief history of our experience with children within the autism spectrum over the past several decades, for doing so will give you a better understanding of the significant “pieces of the puzzle” we are working with in regard to what we know thus far about the autism spectrum and how … Read More

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