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Here is my latest post where we explore how pure, food-grade aloe vera might improve some of the challenges associated with Austim Spectrum Disorders. Please share on your social media networks as so many Autism moms are always searching for help for their kids.
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Okay, I'm sure most of you have either been wondering why I've been so quiet or, some have just given up on guessing and came to your own conclusion that I have finally had enough with this nonsense I call my life, threw in the towel on whatever self control I have left, and have been sharing a fancy sleeping space next to Big Bertha on Cell Block B........... Not quite. Not yet anyway! I continue to shock even myself with this extremely high tolerance level for people pissing in…Continue
Added by Nikki T on April 24, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Unless you have had the chance to read about us from the beginning, our youngest son, Nathan, was diagnosed almost four years ago. My husband and I have an older son besides the two older children I have from my first marriage. My eighteen year old son has enlisted in the military and goes off to basic training in February. My twenty-two year old daughter has blessed me with a grandson who just turned two years old. She is pregnant…Continue
Added by Lorrie Servati on March 3, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Parents of children with special needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders or ADHD, sometimes feel powerless when it comes to helping their children. Most of the therapies available to treat these and other neurobehavioral disorders need to be administered and monitored by professionals such as physicians, psychologists and occupational therapists.
Yet, there are 3 things you can do at home to help your special needs child! Click the link below to learn how…Continue
Added by Josie Dovidio on February 20, 2013 at 5:59pm — No Comments
So excited to be a part of this fantastic site! If any of you have children on the autism spectrum, you may appreciate the guest blog I just wrote for AspergersAdvice.org.
Click here to read the post Dental Considerations & Aspergers Syndrome
To learn more about how dietary modifications and other…Continue
Added by Josie Dovidio on February 3, 2013 at 11:50pm — No Comments
Those that know me, know I love kids. ALL kids. I should have had a passel of them, but that was not in my cards. (no worries, my heart is full with the one God gave me.) Those people also know that we live in a trailer park. (go ahead, here is where you can leave your trailer trash jokes.....I have one for ya though....You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you CAN'T take the trailer park out of the girl!) Yeah we joke about it too. We are poor. So what. What we lack in…Continue
Added by Courtney Barnum on January 23, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments
From my blog post on Jan 9th 2013
Today "n" came over again and invited Liam to play. I was hesitant because there were other kids in the mix (that is usually a bono no for my boy) but Liam really wanted to so I said yes.
A few videos games were played and before long the boys took to rough housing outside. I wasn't too worried as I can see them from the living room window and they weren't being too rough.
However it wasn't long before that…
Added by Courtney Barnum on January 22, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments
The horrific events that took place in Connecticut last week have shocked the world. The thought of someone going into a school and killing innocent children in cold blood is so much more than we can fathom.
Just as frightening is the reaction of so many people toward the killer. So many people wishing his eternal damnation. Being an avid internet user, I learned long ago how cruel people could get and I have chosen to ignore the hatred and anger…
Added by Ingrid O'Brien on December 16, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments
Are you the parent or relative of a child with Autism? Maybe you are a teacher or provider to someone living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. If so - the book shown above, compiled by R. Wayne Gilpin, will hit home for you. It will touch your…
Added by Red on November 26, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments
For anyone that has a special needs child. This is for you. Please read on and share when your done.
I'll never forget when Thing 3 was diagnosed with Global Development Delay. It was the first of a very long list she would eventually be diagnosed with. I was not overwhelmed or traumatized. I was pissed. I felt like we were being cheated. We already knew she was developmentally delayed from head to toe. What I wanted to know was WHY. That day of the very first diagnosis was also the…Continue
Added by Nikki T on November 8, 2012 at 1:37am — No Comments
The list of sites was long; I made a plan to visit at least 10-15 sites a day and leave a comment on each. That plan worked out well. Obviously not all of the sites were about things that I normally would be interested in; however, they were all fascinating.
Of all the sites that I visited…Continue
We were so happy to be sponsors of a big North Jersey fundraising event last weekend.
The event itself illustrates the power that families have when they focus their energy and passions on bringing attention to the things that are important to them. …
Added by Megan Brown on May 10, 2012 at 5:03pm — No Comments
Before Autism touched my life, I considered myself the kind of mother who pretty much had it together. Before Autism, I worked a full-time executive position, where my obsessive and control freak tendencies served me well. My three children were used to the daily routine of full-time school or daycare. Weaning, potty-training, bedtime issues, discipline, those were things OTHER mothers struggled with, for me it never seemed like a huge deal. I managed to sail through the first 9 years…Continue
Added by Shavon Brown-Robinson on April 30, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
April is Autism Awareness Month.
This is my 3rd attempt to write this post about ASD. I am uneasy to write it because J has not been officially diagnosed with having a ASD but this week we begin our assessments to figure out how his mind works. For those of you new to ASD it stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
How did we get here 7 years after his birth?
Added by Rebecca Verkerk on April 10, 2012 at 7:59pm — No Comments
I already had three boys before Christopher came along. When he was born, we expected the tiny curly-haired charmer to follow roughly the same development track that his older brothers blazed before him. Read on...
Added by Barb Valentin on March 16, 2012 at 6:40pm — No Comments
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Academy of Family Physicians have approved the 2012 vaccine schedule.
Vaccination can be a debatable topic. Some parents prefer to not vaccinate their children believing that it could cause more harm than good. In fact, a study published in the journal of Pediatrics in March 2010 showed that one in four parents was concerned that vaccines could cause autism. “I don’t…
Added by Essential Mama Baby on February 10, 2012 at 11:45pm — No Comments
Blog Dare's topic today is "I never thought I'd find this in my child's room"...
I could be sarcastic here and come up with a tongue and cheek answer. Say the first thing that pops into my head. As the parent of a seven year old boy that…Continue
Added by Jen C on January 9, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments