It’s been years since experts blamed the mother for autism—since doctors believed that it was distant mothers – or “refrigerator mothers” – a lack of closeness and warmth toward their babies—that led to this condition in which children resisted hugs and eye contact.
Austin Beutner recently served as the deputy mayor of Los Angeles, and had the task of solving some of the city’s largest economic problems. Austin has vast expertise in creating, building, and managing large businesses, and supporters believe that this experience will enable him to reform the city-wide bureaucratic systems that often stifle efforts for improvement.
CARD Founder and Skills™ Co-Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh will present “Autism Prevention” on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Autism One/Generation Rescue 2011 Conference in Lombard, Illinois. The presentation will be held inside of the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Hotel, from 5pm-6pm.
Some of my greatest childhood memories are from family vacations. My mom and I have ridden on horseback down the Haleakala Crater in Maui, explored the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins in Mexico, and marveled at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. However, along with all the excitement of traveling comes a great deal of stress. From checking bags and navigating through airport security to enduring flight delays and long layovers, traveling can be a real hassle. And while most people find traveling stressful, it can be especially difficult for families of children with autism.