Ages and Stages, Autism, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

DS/ASD as I know it: An Interview with Joan Medlen (Part 1)

Joan Medlen, MEd, RD, LD has practiced in the field of nutrition for over 25 years. Her work focuses on coaching people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to create quality lives, and quality health with a community vision. She's authored two books including The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook and Cooking by Color, Recipes… Continue reading DS/ASD as I know it: An Interview with Joan Medlen (Part 1)

Ages and Stages, Speech & Language

Down syndrome and Autism: Where do we begin?

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month I’m starting a mini-series on what professionals call dual-diagnosis or a child with both Down syndrome and autism. There are some major differences between the two, but surprisingly - many overlaps. I am not an autism specialist, but have many colleagues who are. We’ll be gleaning from their expertise over… Continue reading Down syndrome and Autism: Where do we begin?