What PNO Is All About

  • Five Reasons to Celebrate Our Autistic Children's Small Victories April 14,2014
    Every day,we're reminded that our child or children with autism are "challenged,""disabled,"and otherwise unable to come up to society's expectations.  That hurts.  But we're practical and realistic;we swallow the negative feelings and move forward.  Of course,soldiering on is part of parenting any child with a disabil […]
  • How My Kid With Autism Learned to Play the Clarinet April 10,2014
    Hey,look! My amazing kid with autism can play the clarinet!  He plays solos...  he plays in theaters...  he plays in bands...  he plays in camp...  he plays in the junior symphony!...Read Full Post […]
  • Five Ways to Become Your Child's Autism Therapist April 7,2014
    Parents get hands-on involved with their children's autism therapy for many different reasons -- to save money,to find more quality parent-child time,to provide higher quality experiences for their child,or simply because they find the opportunity interesting and worthwhile.  Whatever their reasons,many parents find that being an autism therapist fo […]
  • World Autism Awareness Day Achieves Mainstream Status April 2,2014
    Well,it's World Autism Awareness Day,and by golly the world is now very,very aware of autism.  From the Empire State Building to the Sydney Opera House to the Macau Tower pictured in the photo,buildings are lit up blue as part of the Autism Speaks awareness initiative.   There are events,programs,symposiums,special parades,walks,marches...  in […]
  • CDC:Autism Rates Now at 1:68 Children March 28,2014
    With Autism Awareness Week around the corner,the CDC held a press conference.  According to them,autism rates continue to climb at an incredible rate,and now stand at 1:68 among their select group of 8 year olds.  You can quarrel with the CDC's approach to identifying children with autism (they are not simply counting children who have been officiall […]