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Dr Andy Profile Black Tie Magazine

Dr Andy Profile Black Tie Magazine

Andy McCabe received his Psy.D. in School Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University in 1999. He is an Associate Professor at New Jersey City University where he teaches courses in behavior disorders. He facilitated...

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Debra O’Fee Turns Experiences With Autism Into a Book

Debra O’Fee Turns Experiences With Autism Into a Book

At the age of 3, Ryan was diagnosed with Pervasive Development Disorder. At the time, I didn’t realize that PDD was autism. When my son was 4, I wasn’t sure what his abilities should be. I decided to keep a journal of what was going on with Ryan. Later, when I would read back, I’d be crying or laughing, or I’d be frightened because I couldn’t believe we had lived through the experience.

We eventually learned that Ryan would elope, which happens in 48 percent of children with autism.

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