Place of Last Resort

Rest in peace.

Sunnyvale, CA mom kills autistic son, and self.

March 8, 2012

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Wonder Dog

Wonder Dog

A golden retriever was the only thing that could reach a raging, disconnected boy.

Wonder DogNYTimes, By MELISSA FAY GREENE, Published: February 2, 2012

“Chancer loves Iyal in a perfect way, with an unconditional love beyond what even the family can offer him. Chancer never feels disappointed in Iyal or embarrassed by Iyal. …just a boy and his dog.”

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Quiet Hands

ABA Quiet Hands ?
ABA Quiet Hands ?

From the blog, Just Stimming (October 14, 2011), a heartwrenching entry.

“if you work on eliminating “autistic symptoms” and “self-stimulatory behaviors,” if you take away our voice…”

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Bound by Love and Disability

NY Times

copyright Librado Romero/NY Times

“Such emancipation was unthinkable when the couple were children.”

Bound by Love and Disability, Keeping a Vow Until the End, NY Times Nov. 10, 2011

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Notes From a Dragon Mom

copyright NYT 10.15.11

“Parenting, I’ve come to understand, is about loving my child today. Now. In fact, for any parent, anywhere, that’s all there is.”

Notes From a Dragon Mom
(by Emily Rapp; Sunday Review/Opinions, New York Times 10.15.11)

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Special Needs Students and Meditation

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Special-needs students use meditation to control behavior

Philly.com (Philadelphia Inquirer) 06.27.2011

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A Father’s Quest To Help His Severely Disabled Son


A moving interview with Ian Brown on Fresh Air with Terri Gross.

A Father’s Quest to Help His Severely Disabled Son, on Fresh Air (May 10, 2011), with Ian Brown, author of The Boy in the Moon.

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Pat Furlong and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

copyright New Yorker 2010Pat Furlong of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Excerpt only: Medical Dispatch; Mother Courage A family tragedy and a scientific crusade (by John Colapinto, New Yorker, Dec. 20 & 27, 2010)

Visit: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

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Parallel Lives: Having A Twin With Mental Illness

Parallel Lives: Having A Twin With Mental Illness

Parallel Lives: Having A Twin With Mental Illness

Interview with Allen Shawn, on NPR’s Fresh Air (January 3, 2011), discussing among other things, his new book: Parallel Lives: Having A Twin With Mental Illness .

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Untangling the Myths About Attention Disorder

12.13.10

Untangling the Myths About Attention Disorder

Another great article from the New York Times, 12/13/10: Untangling the Myths About Attention Disorder,
by Perri Klass, M.D.

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