About DDR

DDR is dedicated to meeting the needs of children with developmental delays in sensory, motor, language, social, and emotional areas. DDR is the ONE resource network integrating conventional and holistic approaches for parents and professionals who support children with special needs.

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Edited by DDR's Executive Director, Patricia Lemer, this book is the ONLY guide you need to autism, ADD and learning disabilities.

  • Discover how load factors accumulate and trigger symptoms;
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Patty has a NEW BOOK!

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Dr. Anju Usman says,

"Outsmarting Autism is a much needed practical and comprehensive guide that every parent and clinician who treats patients with Autism should read.  Patty outlines extremely complicated issues into bite size explanations that can be easily understood.  She provides an array of possible options that may not have been considered by mainstream approaches.  This book is a must have in your tool box."

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DDR has a new address and phone number

150 Maple Heights Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15232



DDR and Epidemic Answers Combine Forces

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Maria Rickert Hong, counselor interviews Patty Lemer on Therapies That Work.  Click here to LISTEN


Teachers Guide for Students on the Autism Spectrum

5 Tips form DDR Exec. Director, Patricia S. Lemer, M. Ed.

News and Comments

CDC Releases New Stats:  Autism up 23% in 2 years!! Now 1/88 kids, 1/54 boys!

The numbers are in for 2008.  Yes, that was 4 years ago, but that's the best the CDC can do. It's even worse in NJ and Utah, where the number of boys is almost 20%.  Advocacy groups are holding press conferences, writing press releases, demanding resignations. Read the            full report . 

At a press conference held in NYC on April 2nd advocates demanded that:

Listen to the press conference.

Executive Director's Blog

Outsmarting Autism released July 5th

With great excitement and pride I announce the release today of my second book, Outsmarting Autism: The Ultimate Guide to Management, Healing and Prevention.  It is available on Amazon in both an e-book and a paperback, as well as from the publisher. 

As I watched the magnificent spray of fireworks brighten the skies over the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh last night, I secretly thought they were celebrating not just Independence Day, but also this momentous milestone of mine.

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Total Load Theory: How Stressors Accumulate Resulting in Illness

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Upcoming Events

A Vaccination Conversation A One-Day Conference for Parents and Professionals was AWESOME!

Keynote Speaker, Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center hit a homerun!

If you missed it, you can read about it HERE.





OUTSMARTING Developmental Delays!

Cutting edge workshop to learn the essentials about being healthy for pre-conception, pregnancy, and in the first year of life.


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