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January 17th 2013:Coping with Autism Spectrum Disorders

One child in every 88 has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the CDC. It is five times more common in boys than girls. Most children are not diagnosed until age 4. How do these children function in the school setting and how do parents handle the stress while caring for them? Learn about a girl’s tools for coping from Kari Dunn Buron author of Adalyn’s Clare and listen to one mother tell what it is like to have a 25 year old adult child with Asperger’s.

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Kari Dunn Buron, M.S.

Kari Dunn Buron, M.S. is an autism educational specialist who has worked with children and young adults on the autism spectrum for more than 30 years. She was one of the founding members of the Minnesota Autism Project and developed the ASD certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2003 she received a self-designed Bush Leadership Fellowship that allowed her to work internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the area of social cognition, education, and autism. She is the award-winning co-author of a textbook entitled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators, The Incredible 5-Point Scale, and the author
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