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A very proud father who was once very worried about his son's future. Alex was initially diagnosed with Autism at age three. He was given extensive Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy. It was a free service paid for by our state and provided 35-40 hours in home therapy every week. The program, and especially the staff, worked wonders. Now, (2010) we think he is an Aspie (Asperger's Syndrome - in the Autistic spectrum but Normal to Profoundly Intelligent IQ range). He went from non-verbal till age 3.5 yrs - to fully verbal almost overnight after 6 mos. therapy (starting at age three). His intellectual prowess (especially in math) is due, chiefly, to his Mother - his master instructor.
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A description of a successful ABA therapy graduate. Initially diagnosed as Autistic, he is a 2E.. child (twice exceptional - In the Autistic Spectrum and Profoundly Gifted). A brief description of.. his path to enrichment and excellence.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Alex's Final In Macro Economics
    on Dec 17, 2016
    Song:  StormArtists - Yoshida Brothers Alex completed his final in Macro Economics yesterday.Next semester...he will be taking Micro Economics.His final was a three hour compilation of all he had learned throughout the semester.On the eve o...
  • II - Alex's Progress In Analysis I / Test Prep
    on Dec 13, 2016
    Song:  HauntedArtist:  Gary NumanThe following is the remainder of Alex's quizzes and his last homeworkfor his Analysis I class at the University of Nevada Reno.Alex had his last class today for Analysis I and his final is next week.Alex to...
  • Alex's Circumnavigation Of Lake Tahoe
    on Sep 5, 2016
    Love Theme From Twin PeaksComposer:  Angelo BadalamentiFor this Sunday's long drive...even though it was Labor Day weekend...I had Alex drive to Lake Tahoe...and I had him completely drive around it, and then drive back home again(159
  • Alex's First Honors Physics Assignment
    on Sep 2, 2016
    Song:  Right Down The LineArtist:  Gerry RaffertyAlex first assignment in his Honors Physics class had him use an online ballistics calculator which, with the input of variables, could determinethe outcome, in raw data, of an object wi...
  • Week 5 Driving Lessons - Blind Curve Hwy Merging
    on Aug 31, 2016
    Song:  Ghost Riders In The SkyGroup:  The OutlawsFor this week's driving lessons for Alex...I concentrated on blind curve highway merging.There exists a highway merge near Renothat I consider to be the most carelessly designed highway merge...
  • Alex's Long Drive To Ripon, CA
    on Aug 29, 2016
    Song:  Into DustArtist:  Mazzy StarYesterday...Alex had driven over 415 milesover a period of over 8 driving hours...from our home in Reno, our old home in Ripon, CA...and back.We departed home at 2 PM...and had gotten back near mid...
  • Recap of Week 4 - Alex's Driving Lessons
    on Aug 25, 2016
    Song:  Caarano PiGroup:  E.S. PosthumusAt the conclusion of today's lesson...Alex is now finished with his fourth week of driving lessons.He has been steadily improving...and his anxiety levels have greatly decreased as a result of his...
  • Alex's Yoke Walk - 200 Pounds
    on Aug 25, 2016
    Drum DuelGroup:  GodsmackToday...Alex added weight to the yoke for our 1/4 mile yoke walk.We are now up to 200 pounds total carrying weight.This is the first time that we carried more weight than either of us weigh.We would have reached this amo...
  • Alex's First Drive To Lake Tahoe
    on Aug 21, 2016
    Songs:  Everybody's Talkin / Midnight Cowboy ThemeFrom:  Midnight CowboyAlex's weekend drive for week 4 was to, and back, from Lake Tahoe(Momma went with us).It was a total of 94 miles...and just over 2 hours for the trip there and back...n...
  • Recap Of Week 3 Driving Lessons For Alex
    on Aug 19, 2016
    Song:  Into The WestCover:  Calikokat103Other than Alex's long drive last weekend...Alex has been practicing his highway merging as part of his new route...what I call, 'The North Star Route'.It involves several 4 way and 2 way stop signs..
  • Alex Drives To Pyramid Lake
    on Aug 15, 2016
    Song:  New HorizonsGroup:  Moody BluesThis was today's route.The blue dot to the left of Reno is our neighborhood.Alex drove from home, to Pyramid Lake, and back.The blue route is the way we took out...and the grey route is the way we took...
  • Alex Drives To Stampede Reservoir
    on Aug 13, 2016
    Song:  Highway SongGroup:  BlackfootBefore we started out on today's driving lesson for Alex...we had lunch at a nearby Korean BBQ restaurant.I had ended up eating too we went back home for an hour so I could let some of my food d...
  • Alex Driving The Highway During Rush Hour
    on Aug 13, 2016
    Song:  InvincibleFrom:  World Of WarcraftUntil today...I have been having Alex drive two hours a day on most days.We had been concentrating on highway merging late at night.Today was Alex's first highway driving during the day...and at the...
  • Alex's First Night Of Hwy Merging
    on Aug 5, 2016
    Song:  Run Like HellGroup:  Pink FloydWe started out this night's driving lesson at 10 PM... as I wanted the traffic to be light on the highway so we could practice merging.I had Alex drive us from one highway on and off ramp to the ne...
  • A Senior Math Club Member's 4 Hour Proof Class
    on Aug 4, 2016
    Song:  ShoutGroup:  Tears For FearsA neighborhood library room served as this day's classroom.The young man on the left was today's teacher of the 4 hour long Mathematical Proof class.He is the most senior NNV math club member and this is p...
  • Alex's First Week Of Driving
    on Aug 1, 2016
    Song:  Gnossienne #1  for Alto Flute and PianoArtists:  (Alto Flute)  Luke Pickman(Piano)  Paolo BertolottoWe are at home getting ready to start Alex's driving lesson.Since last Friday...I have been teaching Alex how to drive...
  • Alex At Lake Tahoe - Nevada Beach / A Flame Sunset
    on Jul 29, 2016
    Song:  Nuvole BiancheArtist:  Ludovico it was uncharacteristically hot in Reno...and there were clouds in the sky (which gives great potential for a beautiful sunset)...we went back to Lake Tahoe so Alex could swim at anot...
  • Alex's First Driving Lesson
    on Jul 28, 2016
    Song:  To Zanarkand (Extended)From:  FF XAlex started on a journey of danger and less deadly than the many monsters of Final Fantasy X.Alex had his first lesson in driving today.His Zanarkand is mastery of the basics of safe...
  • Alex Goes To Northstar's Open House
    on Jul 27, 2016
    Song:  Moonlight Sonata Mov. 1/2/3Performing Pianist:  Valentina LisitsaNorthstar is Alex's online high school.Today was their open house.Although the new academic school year doesn't start until August's function was designed t...
  • A Delay In Alex's Driver's Permit
    on Jul 26, 2016
    Song:  Moon Over Ruined CastleArtists:  Jeannine Goeckeritz - Tamara OswaldLast week...I had taken Alex to the DMV to take his Driver's Permit written test.Although Alex had passed the written test...he had failed the eye exam.Right after t...