That Magic Moment

Lebowitz post

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 writes about that “magic moment,” the first time one mother became aware that her autistic child was trying to connect with her.


A native of Cleveland, Maureen graduated from Cornell University and the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. She is a former congressional liaison with a background in nonprofit communications. Maureen believes strongly in the mission of the Orange Effect Foundation as she has a nephew with autism and a daughter who benefited significantly from speech therapy.