“Silver” Book Award Winner!

by JAlderson on August 20, 2016

Hooray! Challenging the Myths of Autism  won a second award: The Nonfiction Book Awards Silver Winner! The award reviewers commented:   “Well written book! [It provides] a lot of practical easy to understand options for working with and treating children with autism…Engaging, simply stated, very impactful message.”   Even though it was published several years ago […]

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Autism Genetic Research Hyped by Media

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by JAlderson on June 12, 2014

“SickKids Hospital scientists figure out formula for predicting autism.”           June, 2014: An international group of genetic researchers including Toronto SickKids Hospital top-gun Dr. Stephen Scherer have pushed us one step closer to understanding the genetic underpinnings of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Previously, years ago, they discovered about one-hundred genes that […]

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Authors Panel Kicks-Off Autism Awareness Month

by jalderson on September 13, 2012

While April is the world-wide Autism Awareness  month, in Canada October is too.  And to help kick-off this important month to rise greater public awareness of this increasing diagnosis, three Canadian authors representing their latest books on autism will present a panel to discuss their ideas on autism and autism awareness. Parents, professionals and the […]

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Benefits of Recreation

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by jalderson on August 30, 2012

Play and recreation has many more benefits than just ‘down time’ for children with autism. This weekend, a wonderful group of professional surfers and paddle boarders from California and Hawaii and Toronto gathered at Woodbine Beach in Toronto to provide a surfing experience to dozens of local children with autism. The organization is called Surfers […]

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Seinfeld Gets Book

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by jalderson on August 28, 2012

I had a laugh giving Jerry Seinfeld a copy of my book Challenging the Myths of Autism! At the Toronto East General Hospital’s Premier fundraising gala of 2012 , MC’d by Will Arnett, Seinfeld kept us all laughing- what a spectacular evening!  Both were generous in giving their time and talent to raise funds for […]