Tag Archives: autism

PAMELA GLASNER: Golden Door International Film Festival—The Stuff of Dreams

“I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” That final and very famous line from the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty was the inspiration behind the birth of the Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City. Not just because of the name, but because of everything it embodies. Imagine the immeasurable courage it takes to lift yourself ... Read More »

EPIDEMIC ANSWERS: Visual Motor Skills and Math

Based on a talk Dr. Harry Wachs gave at the 1999 Third International Congress on Behavioral Optometry in McLean, VA Visual motor skills and math:  Children who have internalized visual cognitive skills through early childhood experiences in sandboxes, in bathtubs, and with toys, usually demonstrate high math achievement. Others learn required arithmetic computations by rote performance or memory. Although teachers ... Read More »

Glutathione and Autism

by Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND Glutathione and autism made headlines a while ago with the publication of a research study by Dr. S. Jill James showing that children with autism have impaired antioxidant defense due to low glutathione levels. Dr. James also connected autism, depression and Alzheimer’s. James’ investigation has additional implications for those with autism spectrum disorders: a severe ... Read More »

Book Review: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Book Cover to the Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida literature on autism

This is an extraordinary book! When I try to describe it to people I get goose bumps and my eyes well up with tears. I cry almost every time I pick it up. The Reason I Jump has power, which comes from its authenticity as the first of its kind. The author, Naoki Higashida of Japan, is only thirteen years old. ... Read More »

BETH LAMBERT: A Unique Approach to Healing

The Canary Kids Project Grassroots Initiative Tackles New Childhood Epidemics One of the greatest paradoxes of our times is that the most affluent, resourced and medically advanced societies in the world also have the highest rates of chronic childhood illness. Obesity and diabetes, autism and neurodevelopmental delays, and digestive and allergic diseases were rare just a generation ago. Today those ... Read More »