Friday, March 20, 2009

Special Day for Special Kids

Special Day for Special Kids March 28th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Venue: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Join us for FREE train rides, carnival activities, carousel rides, games, activity booths, clowns ,face painting, petting zoo, plus lots of food and ice cream...all for FREE!
Register on day of event.

Download a flyer at this link.

Questions? Contact Dan McAuliffe 480-315-5216 or Al Chavez (En Espanol) 480-221-7259
Sponsored by Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club, Phoenix, El Puente Rotary, Raising Special Kids & Scottsdale Unified School District Service Learning Classes.

PRT is done!

Joey and I took part in the 8 week parent program at SARRC. It consisted of 4 lecture sessions and 4 interactive sessions with my son using PRT (pivotal response training). I have to say it helped tremendously. We saw a big difference in Joey after the 1st interactive session. Now that the program is complete, I can honestly say that he is behaving so much better and communicating on a whole new level and I have improved as a parent by being able to understand what I need to do to get more out of Joey.

I highly recommend this program. It is $600 and well worth every dime. Financial assistance is available.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

From the Archives of General Psychiatry ~ June issue

"According to a study in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry,
An autism diagnosis given to a two-year-old child is likely to hold true when that same child is nine years old.
On the other hand, a diagnosis of PDD-NOS (pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified) in a two-year-old child is more likely to be reclassified as an autism diagnosis or a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome or other ASD spectrum disorder. "