16 years later

By Holly Bortfeld My son Max was diagnosed with autism 16 years ago today, May 4, 1998. I have been mulling around in my head for a few weeks how I wanted to mark this anniversary of autism entering our lives and had drafted a blog but I didn’t like it. I kept poking at... Continue Reading →

DSM-5, the fall out begins

By Holly Bortfeld TACA has been reporting on the potential effects that the proposed DSM-5 changes, which eliminated PDD, PDD-NOS, Asperger’s Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative disorder and others, from the DSM since 20111. Now, we see the first tangible proof2 that the new diagnostic criteria will reduce the number of those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder... Continue Reading →

Autism and the Holidays…

Guest Blog By Holly Bortfeld I am a single parent of two teenagers with ASD.  I live 3000 miles from everyone I grew up with, and my family.  My ex lives 1000 miles away and has no contact with our children.  I live hours away from friends.  I live here because autism services are tremendous,... Continue Reading →

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