“You’re Going to End Up Alone, Probably in a Jail Cell, and it’s All Your Fault.” Part 2

  Part 2 of the story of one father’s journey to reach an appropriate diagnosis for his son. Ages 11-12 By the time TQ turned 11, his academic progress had ceased. My wife valiantly kept trying, she wasn’t about to throw in the towel yet. But he just wasn’t retaining anything lo
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“You’re Going to End Up Alone, Probably in a Jail Cell, and it’s All Your Fault.”

I clearly remember saying those exact words to my then-11-year-old son who I’ll call TQ. Cruel? Absolutely. Disgusting even? For a father to say something like that to his pre-adolescent son while they sit together in the car in a Wal-Mart parking lot… it’s unconscionable. You’re righ
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The Power to Communicate

The Power to Communicate In addition to speech therapy, the Orange Effect Foundation funds Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. These extraordinary devices give nonverbal individuals the power to communicate. Watch this video to see how one device, the Dynavox T-1
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Giving Wisely

Ten Things to Consider When Deciding Where to Donate Chances are you’ve had someone reach out and pull you up when you were down at some point in your life. That hand up helped set you on a course that led you to the successful, happy life you lead today.  Now you want to return the f
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That Magic Moment

Communicating with Your Nonverbal Autistic Child for the First Time Seasoned parents know that their tone can significantly affect the way a child responds. This can have profound implications for the parent of a nonverbal child. Autism specialist and HuffPost author Marci Lebowitz wr
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How Brands Give Back

Pam Kozelka, Founder and Executive Director of the Orange Effect Foundation, shares her thoughts on the importance of giving back and the wonderful benefits it can have for a corporate team. Listen to her conversation with Lush Digital in this special podcast.   Originally posted
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History of The Orange Effect Foundation

The following is an excerpt from a blog originally posted on The Content Standard.  View the full post here.   The Orange Effect Foundation (OEF) officially launched last spring, but its story began more than a decade ago, when Joe and Pam’s first-born son, Joshua, was diagnosed with
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