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.
What do you get when you combine an intrepid public school teacher, a classroom of young autistic adults, and a vision of partnership and mutuality? Bittersweet Farms.
Between this column, my blog, and my series of children’s books, I have been able to produce a steady stream of written material.
The first I knew that Mickey’s school was holding a student art auction was from an email from Cindy, the school principal.
Being a single mom is tough. Being a single mom of a child with disabilities is… well, even suckier.
Yes, I do know my son is almost 27 years old and can handle many more things on his own than I give him credit for, but sometimes it is so hard to step back and let that happen.
I read a fascinating article this week: Jeff Howe’s CNN Money piece, “Paying for Finn: A Special-Needs Child.”
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