We think we serve our families best by giving them information – not a sales job.  Parents will inevitably encounter professionals and advice favoring one treatment over another, and possibly disparaging treatments that you might regard as a better fit for your family.  Don’t let any of them scare you.  Get information.

The links on the right of this page will take you to menus of Articles and Position Papers that can help you decide what is best for your family in terms of treatment. We also include links to places where you might be able to look for further information or get the help that you need.

Sponderworks Philosophy, Methodologies, and Policies

Parents are often confronted and overwhelmed by the arguments and persuasions of professionals, organizations and other parents.  Many claim evidence basis and superiority.  These articles explain our non-partisan approach to the treatment of all children and our emphasis on Quality of Life as the bottom line measure of benefit.  We also explain how we use and define “Citizenship” as a way of determining Quality of Life and improvement.

Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders of Relating and Communicating (Information and Treatment Approaches)

As the saying goes, “If you’ve met one person with Autism – you’ve met one person with Autism.”   These articles help you find out what it is, what the research says, and other important information about developmental disorders in children and adults.

Parent Education and Parenting Techniques

Includes articles helpful for teaching and encouraging cooperation from children in general, as well as articles with information and techniques that can help you with children with specific and complex needs. 

Information and Treatment Approaches for Children with Emotional, Psychiatric, Attachment or Behavioral Disorders

Includes information and articles about disorders such as Reactive Attachment Disorders; Oppositional and Attention-based Disorders; Mood Disorders and Mental Illness in children, etc… and treatments and resources available.

Information, Treatment Approaches, and Powerful Techniques for Teaching Communicating (Communication Disorders – including those related to Autism, and Treatment)

It isn’t just talking or language – it’s communicating.   It’s wanting to share what’s on your mind with others, and not just talking when you want something or when someone prompts you to say something.  It is also about using communication to better handle your feelings and to solve problems.
We encourage comments on the articles in our blogs, as well as helpful information that others might be able to use.