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As a child psychologist for almost twenty years I have interviewed hundreds of parents when I am in the process of conducting psychological evaluations of their children.  Most of them have told me that they had a concern or gut feeling that their child was not developing normally when the child was one or two… Read More

by Shiro Perera Torquato, Ph.D. These days it seems like every time we turn around we hear about someone else’s child or nephew or granddaughter who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism. In fact, in May of 2013 the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical… Read More

If you know a teen or young adult with Aspeger’s in Ventura County, here’s some great news. There are free social skills groups for teens and young adults, ages 12-28, in Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura. And one for adults 30 and older is forming in Ventura, as well. They aren’t run as a therapy… Read More

As a disclaimer, I need to say that I don’t specialize in working with autistic children and their families, so I am not familiar with the professional research. But I found this article interesting. It’s relatively simple to try a gluten-free casein-free diet. Gluten refers to wheat products and casein to dairy products. Here is… Read More