Author Archives: Thinking Moms' Revolution

False Balance

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As a reader, have you ever wondered “Why is the reporting on vaccines and the vaccine-autism connection so one sided?” There is an answer that bloggers, the NIH and many media sources will provide. False balance. Because according to every mainstream … Continue reading

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Disengage

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The reflection of a society’s views on mainstream issues concerning what is covered in various media forms is constantly at odds with entertainment. On the one hand, stories on television news and major publication’s websites detail the problem of bullying, … Continue reading

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Stand Up and Refuse To Be Counted (Part 1)

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During the month of April, if you have a child with autism you can choose to celebrate and promote awareness. Or, as many fellow parents have decided, you can make it a month of autism action. This is what I … Continue reading

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Autism’s April Showers

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Since April started Ronan’s dealt with a sickness, more seizures and major changes to his school routine. Each of those incidents were reminders of how fragile my son’s health is. Being able to lean on Ronan’s support team allowed me … Continue reading

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Featured Guest Blog: Turning Anger to Action

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Last April I was angry.  I wanted to abstain from Facebook until Autism “Awareness” Month was over. I was so frustrated because I felt like we needed action, not awareness.   I felt that everyone already knew what autism was. … Continue reading

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I’m All Lost In The Supermarket

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Cooking dinner in my house is about as stressful as putting together two pieces of flat-pack Ikea furniture hung over, with my husband, on a deadline, with the kids milling about. And the sad part is I used to love … Continue reading

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Reflections from The Rev: We Are Winning. No, really.

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So HERE’s how the autism community rolls. Bit of a bump in the road Monday what with a major chain restaurant bowing out of it’s agreement with NAA. Sadly they caved to bullying tactics, fearing the controversy they would face … Continue reading

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A Big, Big Thank You

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April 7th was supposed to include a fun evening out for me and my family.  Ronan loves chips and salsa and enjoys Chili’s as it is one of only a few places he can go out to eat.  My whole … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Is For Pussies

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This post was originally run on March 1, 2013, but bears repeating. In 2006, Nick was diagnosed with autism and the April ‘Awareness’ campaign seemed reasonable to me.  Brand new to the community, I liked the idea of the autism world … Continue reading

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Special Diets for Recovery from Autism and Other Neurological Conditions

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My version of a healthy diet, when I was concerned about cancer running through my family tree, was as follows: brown rice, chicken breast and broccoli. Repeat. I was poor, I was busy, I could not cook. I was coming … Continue reading

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