Help Your Child With
Autism Learn New Skills

Ideas and Techniques You Can Apply at Home Today

If you are the parent or teacher of a child with autism, this site is your source for ideas and resources to help your child. I'm all about helping you find the exact techniques and interventions that your child needs to reach his or her potential.

Whether or not your child gets help from therapists or teachers, you can boost your child's progress with helpful techniques at home or at school. 

Persistence is Key

It is said that the most impressive of Thomas Edison’s achievements are not the inventions for which we all remember him, such as the light bulb and moving pictures, but the numerous failed experiments that littered his backyard.

For every successful invention that Edison gave us, he experienced over 2,000 discouraging failures.

Success has less to do with talent and more to do with persistence. I truly believe that those who succeed are the ones who refuse to give up. Even when faced with a disabling condition.

I will persist until I succeed.  Always will I take another step.  If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another.  In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult…I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.  ~Og Mandino

Find Out Your Child's Autism Treatment
Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) Score

The ATEC test is designed to help parents, caretakers and professionals evaluate children with autism.  It will give you a good idea of how your child is functioning and only takes a few minutes to complete.  

It's important to find out how he's doing now before you start.  Then you can retake the ATEC test from time to time to see how he's progressing compared to how he was doing when you started working with him.

The Goal:  Reach Your Child's Highest Potential

If your goal is to help your child reach a level of functioning as close to normal as possible, then this site is for you.  While I don't claim to have a cure on this site, the goal is do everything we can to reach for that level.  Who was it that said, "if you aim at nothing you'll hit it every time"?  (I looked it up.  It was Zig Ziglar.)

While some children on the autism spectrum are fortunate to not have many health and/or learning difficulties, many of our children suffer greatly.  It is my mission to do what I can to alleviate or even eliminate that suffering.

I love quotes.  I'll end with this one...

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