I had opportunities to work at centers for children with physical handicaps, emotional disturbances,
and then with adults with developmental disabilities (Lanterman Developmental Center) before en-
tering Claremont Graduate University. At CGU I teamed up with Dr. Laura Shreibman, then work-
ing on Dr. Ivar Lovaas’s landmark Young Autism Project. This led to a case study and a co-author-
ship in Dr. Lovaas’s first two books.
Returning to LDC as a psychologist I co-authored the first behavioral treatment of pica, while gaining familiarity with nutritional and vitamin-driven approaches through literature and conferences presented by the Autism Research Institute in San Diego, CA. Drs. Bernard Rimland
and Stephen M. Edelson brought together top neuroscientists from around the world at ARI. It is indeed my great pleasure to have Dr. Edelson with me on the podium.