Ray and Nicholas Hemachandra

Top 10 List: Things to Remember When Working with Autistic Children and Other Children with Special Needs

I recently did a recorded presentation for an online class at Western Carolina University–Biltmore Campus for students working to become special-ed teachers, counselors, and therapists. I’ve done a good number of such talks, usually in person, over the years at TEACCH, UNC–Asheville, Blue Ridge Community College, Western Carolina University, local medical groups, autism camps like…

Sharing a Diagnosis of Autism

The May 2013 issue of The Inner Net, a quarterly publication of the Family Support Network of WNC, includes parents responding to the theme “A Diagnosis … Now What?” We were asked to describe issues that came up around our sharing a diagnosis with a child, family, or the community.  Here’s my little response, which…