About the DDR Blog
This blog started in June, 2008, at the same time as we began work to completely revise the website for Developmental Delay Resources (DDR.) The blog’s author is Patricia S. Lemer who has been Executive Director of DDR since its founding in 1995.
The blog began with 21 posts from Patty’s early Executive Director Columns in New Developments, the DDR quarterly Newsletter. [The remaining Columns will be posted soon.]
Patty holds a Masters of Education in counseling and learning disabilities from Boston College and a Masters in Business from Johns Hopkins University. She is a National Certified Counselor, and practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 30 years. Ms. Lemer lectures nationally on autism spectrum disorders. She is especially interested in helping families prioritize therapies, so as to use their financial personal resources most efficiently. Another area of Patty’s great interest is vision and the role of visual dysfunction in AD(H)D and autism. She is the author of numerous articles and most recently edited and produced the seminal book Envisioning a Bright Future – Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This text is the ONLY guide to autism, ADD and learning disabilities you need to:
- Discover how load factors accumulate and trigger symptoms;
- Learn about the role of vision and visual issues in ASD;
- Find out why a diagnosis doesn’t determine treatment; and
- Regain hope and optimism for your children and students!