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New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study Suggests


NY TIMES – Proposed changes in the definition of autism would sharply reduce the skyrocketing rate at which the disorder is diagnosed and may make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, … Continue reading

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Judge Rotenberg School for people with Autism using electric shock treatment, lobbying to remain open


The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC, formerly known as the Behavior Research Institute) is a school for students with autism that operates in Canton, Massachusetts, providing applied behavior analysis and educational services. The Center is THE LAST ONE that makes … Continue reading

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The Constitutional Right to Be a Parent


Below are excerpts of caselaw from state appellate and federal district courts and up to the U.S. Supreme Court, all of which affirm, from one perspective or another, the absolute Constitutional right of parents to actually BE parents to their … Continue reading

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Women assaulted while peacefully protesting Henna White’s illegal practices at the District Attorney’s office


Multiple  protesters  were assaulted and had their placards destroyed today, February 15, 2011 by  and enraged  Steve (Shlomo) Zackheim, a man with a criminal background .  These people assembled on this blustery and bitter cold evening in the Flatbush section … Continue reading

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Grieving your marriage, losing your children, yet knowing that you are truly never going back to that man


Do you find yourself grieving your marriage, and asking yourself, “WHY didn’t I divorce him years ago when we were already separated, and the kids were little, and I was financially stable? WHY WHY!”. Stop torturing yourself, because this time, … Continue reading

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CPS fails at escalating a case, assigning an ACS Autism Expert to investigate allegations on Autism maltreatment


Maltreatment with Autism is consistently being minimized by CPS case workers. The reason this is happening, is because the law suggests that the worker bring in a trained expert in the case, should the worker find it necessary.  What happens … Continue reading

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How to get your judge off your case by getting him to recuse himself


If you have been through the (in)justice system, and battled your case before a judge or two, then you have already learned that courts have nothing to do with justice. A judge will make an order on your case with … Continue reading

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What Fathers Do With Nursing Babies After Getting Custody


It must be that Mr. Mom grew breasts. Wasn’t that always his dream? Snatch the kids from the mother, feed them and bathe them? Now, he can add breastfeeding to his resume. Continue reading

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Autism Custody Battles Blog: 2010 In Review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. … Continue reading

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Why a family court judge will not reverse a custody decision even after you were proven innocent


After you lose custody, you will probably go all out to prove your innocence. After your case has progressed to the place where you were already proven not to be a danger to your children, you will probably wonder why … Continue reading

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Tips from Eric G. Mart, Ph.D., ABPP on Disproving MSBP and Autism


Dr. Mart took the time to contact me and give me some terrific advice. All of you mothers who are being accused of MSBP and have children with Autism, please read this carefully. At all court appearances, make sure to … Continue reading

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CPS Fails at Detecting Domestive Violence


Domestic violence is present in at least one-third of the families involved in child protective services (CPS). Yet, until recently, CPS has not directly addressed domestic violence in its handling of child abuse and neglect cases.  In recognition of the … Continue reading

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Family Courts Best Kept Secret: Say that the father is abusing the kids and you will lose custody to the abuser


Mothers all over the world are finding this out only after they already lost custody of their precious children. For this reason, some lawyers advise women not to tell courts or mediators about child abuse or domestic abuse because, by doing so, they risk losing custody to the alleged abuser. Continue reading

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Revolutionary P.E.A.C.E. Program Facilitates Cooperative Co-Parenting Between Parents in High Conflict Separations and Divorces


I came across a TIME article titled “Joint Custody Blues” which made a very important mention of the P.E.A.C.E. program, “intended to disarm parents in contentious custody situations.” Elizabeth Thayer and Jeffrey Zimmerman founded Parents Equally Allied to Co-Parent Effectively … Continue reading

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Mothers of children with autism have stress levels similar to combat soldiers


Marsha Malick, Phd is the respected Director of the Waisman Center in Madison, WI, an authority on families of children with developmental disabilities, and the leader of an ongoing longitudinal study of families of individuals with autism. A published finding … Continue reading

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There is No Law to Force Parents to Comply with The Board of Ed IEP Recommendations


I recently learned about this terrible legal loophole during a painful custody battle.  Since the IEP is a legal document, schools are required to comply with the conditions of the IEP; however, the IEP is not a guarantee that a … Continue reading

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Some men kill their wives, others steal the children


Statistics show that abusive men who kill their wives do so after they have been separated or divorce. What about statistics of men who emotionally kill their wives off by robbing them of the very children they carried and nurtured … Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum kids literal speech and language can make you lose custody


When consulting with a speech and language pathologist you should always use a therapist that specializes in spectrum kids with pragmatic issues. They know best how to work these issues out. What’s sad is that in family court, when dealing … Continue reading

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Warning Signs for Bribery of the Family Court Judge in a Custody Case


All over the world, poor people are denied access to legal representation or family support because they cannot bribe the corrupt CPS worker or prosecutor, then held indefinitely in a custody battle—or found guilty—because they cannot bribe the corrupt judge. … Continue reading

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S7000B / A6888B New York State Autism Insurance Law


On June 9 2010 the New York State Senate voted unanimously for the S7000B/A10372A insurance law to require insurance companies to cover screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism. This law only enables thousands of New York families to receive the … Continue reading

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New York Legislators Approve No-Fault Divorce, Gov. Paterson Please Sign!


New York Gov. David Paterson is in a powerful position for millions of people right now.  If this passes into law, New York will become a no-fault state and couples getting divorced will no longer be pushed into a grounds … Continue reading

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Autism / Custody Battles – Kennedy Krieger researchers find autism does not affect family structure


May 19, 2010 – 80 Percent Autism Divorce Rate Debunked in First-Of-Its Kind Scientific Study Brian Freedman, PhD, lead author of the study and clinical director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute, said the … Continue reading

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Scott and Ashley Jackson, Preventing Divorce by Tackling Autism


Scott and Ashley Jackson are hoping to tackle the high divorce rate among couples with special needs children by providing parents with a “date night.” The couple started the Tackling Autism Foundation in order to bring parents of special needs … Continue reading

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Visitations Schedules Wreaking Havoc on Already Sensitive Children with Autism


Family Court and Supreme Court judges tend to stick to the same old visitation schedules that worked for other families and order them for all cases. When autism is ignored, visitations become a setup for disaster. Especially if a typical … Continue reading

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Bruno Bettleheim’s theory of “Refrigerator Mom” to explain Autism


Bruno Bettleheim is known as the originator of the concept of “refrigerator moms” that explained autism through the mechanism of blaming of women for their child’s condition. The theory though wasn’t entirely new; the idea that autism was caused by … Continue reading

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Court Ordered Forensic Evaluations and Existing Autism Diagnosis


At one point in every custody battle, the judge will order forensic evaluations on the parents and all children from the case.  When a child has a diagnosis of autism, the parents enter the court system with an existing diagnosis … Continue reading

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