Saturday, July 30, 2011

Toys "R" Us

Autism Light #8 is Toys "R" Us.

Toys "R" Us (NYSE: TOY) is a corporation with headquarters in New Jersey.  They specialize in children's goods and are both Autism Speaks donors and distributors of autism friendly products.

Supporter:  Toys "R" Us generously raised over $3 million dollars during this year's campaign for the benefit of Autism Speaks. This is the continuation of a National Partnership with Autism Speaks that began in 2007.

The following is a video for the "Be a Hero" campaign that promoted the message that the real heroes of autism are benefactors and researchers and also those with autism, their family, teachers, and care providers.  It features the musical skills of Jodi, a girl with autism.

Autism Friendly Toys: One of the other ways Toys "R" Us help with autism is they publish a Differently-Abled Toy Guide that helps select toys that may be meaningful for children with autism. In addition, Toys "R" Us has obtained exclusive rights to sell the Keepon, a toy to help with autism therapy.  See this video on Keepon. 

Social Media: You can follow Toys "R" Us on the following social media. 
Special thanks to Toy "R"Us for being an Autism Light through their giving and autism friendly product designs. They are making a difference for autism year round. 

Note: Autism Light is a neutral blog and we have no relationship to the business featured in this post nor have we received any return of goods or services for writing this post. 

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Parent Dish

Autism Light #7 is Parent Dish.

Parent Dish was a website resource for well, you guessed it, parents.  They were Autism Light#7 because of an article they featured on April 23, 2010 called Celebrities and Other Famous Folks with Autism.  The article listed 58 profiles of famous people that you may or may not know have been associated with autism.  It is a very interesting read for those interested in autism awareness.  

Note: Parent Dish became HuffPost Parents and is no longer in existence. There new website is

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Jacob Teitelbaum

Autism Light #6 is Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum.

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum is the Medical Director of the Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers, Inc. His office is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland.  Known for his adept use of natural cures, he is the author of several books, including From Fatigued to Fantastic. He also is the creator of the popular and free smartphone app called Cures A-Z (formerly Natural Cures).  We have designated Dr. Teitelbaum as an Autism Light because Autism is a category on his Natural Cures A-Z app and he has some helpful research related to autism.

Recently he has noted the remarkable research about a possible connection between Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism.  Dr. Teitelbaum writes that,
Autism can have many triggers and causes, and also has a genetic component. Current research suggests that it is related to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia as well as hyperactivity, sharing in the causes and underlying biochemical changes.
We salute Dr. Teitelbaum for being an Autism Light. For more information about the work of Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum consult his website at

Social Media: You can follow the work of Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum on his Facebook page.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dr. Vince Carbone

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Updated on January 5, 2014. 

Autism Light #5 is Dr. Vince Carbone.

Dr. Vince Carbone is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst and has almost 35 years of experience in the field of autism education and Applied Behavioral Analysis.  His Carbone Clinic is located in Valley Cottage, New York. Dr. Vince Carbone is an Autism Light for how his work in Applied Behavior Analysis has helped people with autism and for how his skill in his field has helped mentor others.

Carbone Clinic:  The Carbone Clinic is a 7,500 square foot clinic located about 25 minutes from New York City.  According to their website, Dr. Clinic oversees the clinic's work in an environment which typically includes: 
  • 10 instructors
  • 2 classroom supervisors
  • About 40 learners with autism or other disabilities
Education: Dr. Carbone completed his graduate training in ABA Therapy at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.

Consultant: Dr.Vince Carbone serves as a consultant at learning centers such as The Children's Institute (TCI) in New Jersey. Here is a video made for TCI featuring Dr. Carbone.

Teaching Positions: Dr. Carbone has taught Applied Behavior Analysis at the following educational institutions.
National Conferences:  Dr. Vince Carbone is a frequent presenter at conferences.  At the Autism and Education Conference he said this noteworthy quote.  
Children on the autism spectrum are not learning disabled, they are teaching challenges. So, the question is not whether they can learn...the question to ask is, "Can I teach them in a way they can understand? --Dr. Vincent Carbone (2010 Autism and Education Conference)
For a PowerPoint presentation on one of Dr. Vince Carbone's talks you can view at pdf of his talk at the 2009 National Autism Conference

ABA Mentor:  Dr. Vince Carbone has trained many ABA practitioners in the practice of ABA therapy. People who have studied under Dr. Carbone often will provide his name in their biography because of the stellar reputation for his work.   

The following is a YouTube video of Dr. Carbone explaining some important educational steps that parents can take when they discover their child has autism.

For more information, there is a biography of Dr. Carbone at the ABA Toolchest. Special thanks to Dr. Vince Carbone for being an Autism Light. The influence that his work on ABA has had around the world has helped in the education of this particular option of autism treatment. Autism Light honors diverse heroes to the world of autism.