Stewart J. Lawrence is a published scholar and policy analyst whose research and writing interests range from presidential politics to public health. As a private consultant to several federal health agencies, including SAMHSA and the CDC, he has special expertise on issues relating to special needs children, the deaf, and Hispanics and other ethnic and racial minorities.
Since 2008, he has been a regular contributor to several online news magazines, including The Guardian (UK), The Huffington Post, Counterpunch, and The World and I. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He obtained his BA in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1985 and his MA in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1989.
Stewart recently completed a book on the first-term policies of the Obama administration. His current research interests include a review of the state of contemporary research on alternative and complementary treatment for depression and other mental disorders.
Families on the ASD spectrum are accustomed to facing enormous obstacles securing recognition and services for their children.
Treatments for autism come in all shapes and sizes, and as families well know, what works for one autistic person doesn’t necessarily work for another.
The future creeps up on you when you’re busy doing other things. Deadlines and decisions come jumping at you just when you start to relax.
Last week, Cameron had an interview with the director of a postsecondary program we are considering. The interview was done via Skype.
Being a self-advocate in the autism community for the past several years has definitely had a few perks here and there.
Last night I had a dream that found me raging through my childhood home. For some reason, I was very angry with my family.
Every day I live with and struggle to compensate for my autism.
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