Hello. For those of you who do not know me and may have stumbled upon this blog, my name is Austin K. White. I'm a practicing speech-language pathologist in Cumberland, Maryland. I'm also the clinical director of Gonzaga Comprehensive Rehabilitation, the only comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation center in Western Maryland which is also part of a multi-disciplinary medical practice.
For those of you who have been invited to participate in this blog, welcome. This blog is a space designed for parents & grandparents of children with ASD, for speech-language pathologists, for individuals with autism, for medical professionals, for teachers, and for those in the public policy sphere. The purpose of the blog "Autism: Participate in the Discussion" is to be a respectful, inviting, and thoughtful place to learn, ask questions, share ideas, share stories, connect with others, and advocate for individuals with ASD.
Everyone is welcome to post or comment, however posts and comments will always be subject to review prior to being made public. If you are just joining the conversation, welcome. I hope to have at least one new blog post every two weeks. If you are interested in participating on a regular basis, please feel free to contact me directly.