Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Speech Language Pathologist in NYC

Are you looking for a Speech Language Pathologist in New York City? Felicia Fera might be able to help...

SLP NY flyer.pdf - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_h3LQ-jb0t9QmR6dE5NbWdWLXM/edit?usp=sharing

Lecture May 9th: Emerging Consensus Regarding Gastrointestinal Issues in Children with ASD with Dr. Arthur Krigsman

National Autism Association-NY Metro Chapter in collaboration with Beth Israel Medical Center Division of Developmental Pediatrics presents:
Emerging Consensus Regarding Gastrointestinal Issues in Children with ASD with Dr. Arthur Krigsman


Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Square East
NY, NY 10003
2nd floor conference center

Thursday, May 9th

Please RSVP to Stacey Purro at spurro@chpnet.org

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


From the Journal of Neurosurgery and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (3/19):

"Researchers at the Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota, and Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (Minneapolis, Minnesota) report that the combined use of hyperbaric oxygen and normobaric hyperoxia therapies provides better outcomes in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) than the standard intensive neurosurgical care recommended for this injury. Full details on the effects of this combined treatment are provided in the paper "A prospective, randomized Phase II clinical trial to evaluate the effect of combined hyperbaric and normobaric hyperoxia on cerebral metabolism, intracranial pressure, oxygen toxicity, and clinical outcome in severe traumatic brain injury. Clinical article," by Drs. Sarah and Gaylan Rockswold and colleagues, published online, ahead of print, in the Journal of Neurosurgery..."


Eating more often tied to lower risk of being overweight in children

From HealthDay News (4/8):

Children and teens, particularly boys, who ate more than three times a day weighed less than those who had three or fewer meals, according to a Greek study in the journal Pediatrics. Higher frequency eating was also tied to a 22% decline in the odds of being overweight or obese, researchers said.


Thoughts and prayers

We hope all of our families are safe, especially our Massachusetts friends and those who may have run in the Boston Marathon yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Unlabeled aspartame in milk?

From Mercola:
"The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition with the FDA1 requesting the agency “amend the standard of identity” for milk and 17 other dairy products. This was done to provide for the use of any safe and suitable sweetener as an optional ingredient — including non-nutritive sweeteners such as aspartame to deceive you by not having to indicate its use on the label."


Autism Spectrum Disorder: 2 to 22 Lecture presented by Dr. Catherine Lord, PhD

Autism Spectrum Disorder: 2 to 22
Presented by Dr. Catherine Lord, PhD
Director Center for Autism and the Developing Brain
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, NYP / Weill Cornell Medical College

April 25, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm
Greenwich Country Day School, Performing Arts Center

Also learn about Project Search Collaborates for Autism, a new local employment program targeted at teaching students with Autism, in their last year of school, the basic employment, social and life skills they need to leave high school and get a job.

Sponsored by New York Collaborates for Autism (NYCA) and the Waverly Group


Oral immunotherapy desensitized children with egg allergy

From Sept. 2012 issue of Infectious Diseases in Children

Oral immunotherapy desensitized children with egg allergy

Giving children and adolescents with egg allergy small but increasing daily doses of egg white powder may enable them to later eat egg-containing foods, according to the results of a recently published study.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Autism Diagnoses Rise Among U.S. Children, CDC Finds

Autism Diagnoses Rise Among U.S. Children, CDC Finds

In our opinion, this does not reflect just better diagnosis, but a continued toxic environment.

From Bloomberg (3/20):


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Autism Awareness Day

As you know, today is Autism Awareness Day. Let us always be aware that our children with Autism are gifts. As we unwrap their many layers and help them heal, we are reminded of their special gifts.