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NY Clears Roadblock to ABA Insurance Coverage

ALBANY (July 31, 2013) -- After months of pressure from the state's autism community and Legislature, the Cuomo administration has dropped a regulatory requirement that has blocked families from gaining the insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) they were promised under New York's 2011 autism insurance reform law.[more]

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Travel Tips for Children With Autism

By:Ruth Manuel-Logan,

Kids with autism thrive on set schedules, and vacations in new places far from home can cause discomfort and disrupt routines. With proper planning and organizing, you can help your child adjust so everyone in the family can travel together.

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Chatty Child's Heather Boerner Featured on NY Metro Parent's Ask the Expert Series

Chatty Child's Heather Boerner was featured in by Kaitlin Ahern's NY Metro Parents Ask the Expert series.[more]

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Strategies for Working With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder


1. Children with ASD need structure and routine. 2. Structure “time” for the child with ASD. 3. Structure “space” for the child with ASD. 4. Prepare the child with ASD for changes in the routine. 5. Children with ASD have significant difficulty processing oral language. 6. Children with ASD are visual processors. 7. Children with ASD have a difficult time understanding non-verbal communication. 8. Children with ASD have difficulty reading social cues. 9. Children with ASD are often rule followers. 10.Many children with ASD have sensory related issues.

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Chatty Child Participates at The Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Council: The Family & Professional Resource Fair

On December 1, 2012, Chatty Child joined The Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Council as they presented The Family & Professional Resource Fair for parents, family members, people with developmental disabilities, and professionals at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.[more]

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NYC Playgrounds for Children with Special Needs

By:Mommy Poppins / New York City

There is certainly no shortage of wonderful playgrounds and parks in New York City. And as a mom of three (soon to be four), I've explored quite a few of them in my time—some with a fine-tooth comb. But when you add a child with special needs into the mix, the selection of truly great playgrounds suddenly seems much smaller.

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An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism

By:The New York Times

Opinion Article By Moises Velasquez-Manoff. Introduction from article: In recent years, scientists have made extraordinary advances in understanding the causes of autism, now estimated to afflict 1 in 88 children. But remarkably little of this understanding has percolated into popular awareness, which often remains fixated on vaccines. So here’s the short of it: At least a subset of autism — perhaps one-third, and very likely more — looks like a type of inflammatory disease. And it begins in the womb.

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Meeting Sensory Needs On A Budget

By:The Thinking Moms' Revolution

I have a sensory seeker, which means I have a kid who loves to move and groove. She loves to jump, swing, run, body check me, be squeezed–anything that provides input to her body, she craves. When she was a toddler, she would run around the house clutching an object in each hand and hum a very low guttural hum. It took me quite some time to realize that she did that because the vibration she could feel in her chest from that particular tone felt good to her.

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Chatty Child Participates at The Tommy Foundation NYC Spa Day for Autism

On August 11, 2012, Chatty Child joined The Tommy Foundation NYC Chapter at it's "Spa Day for Autism" kick-off event. The event was free for individuals with autism and their families and featured yoga, massages, makeovers, manicures, networking, food and refreshments.[more]

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Tips For Feeding Special Needs Children

By:Multiplicity Magazine - Spring Issue 2012

Heather Boerner was interviewed in this special publication in the Spring Issue of Multiplicity Magazine. Heather gives her expertise on how to feed a special need child properly, and some additional useful information for special needs children.

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