Author Archives: Thinking Moms' Revolution

Genes Load the Gun, the Environment Really Does Pull the Trigger

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When we began our healing journey out of autism almost seven years ago, there wasn’t an affordable, comprehensive genetic panel available.  There was Yasko, and there was Lab Corp testing for MTHFR.  That’s it. I distinctly remember the DAN! doctor we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Healing Without Hurting, by Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, LPC, NNC

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Last year, I had the honor of reviewing Marcia Hind’s book, I know You’re in There.  Since then, Marcia and I have talked frequently on Facebook.  We share a common bond that most of us autism moms share.  It’s easy to … Continue reading

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TEAM Thinking Moms’ Revolution First Annual ACTION Auction

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April is designated as Autism Awareness month. With the current CDC autism rate of 1 in 68, what is even more vital than awareness is ACTION. Direct help for families and individuals with autism is severely lacking. Insurance companies are … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine Legislation from Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD in Immunology

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Re:  VACCINE LEGISLATION Dear Legislator: My name is Tetyana Obukhanych.  I hold a PhD in Immunology.  I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a … Continue reading

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Thank you, Thinking Californians

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Today I sat today like any other day:  at my kitchen counter, fielding calls from families looking for ABA services for their kids, having to tell some that they have no ABA coverage on the insurance they pay a ridiculous … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags: Insensitivity to Pain

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When my daughter was about 2 1/2 years old, she was following me upstairs and fell forward a little and the heel of my shoe caught her lip.  I turned around to ask if she was okay, and she just … Continue reading

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Soldiers Are Vaccine Pincushions: My Husband’s Story

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Some people are capable of holding passionate emotions in check, while others express those feelings to anyone who will listen. Whether or not the emotions are expressed, the feelings are generally the same. I am one who used to wear my … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags: Head Banging

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Is it normal for an infant, toddler or preschooler to bang his or her head on a hard surface? It seems like a straightforward question — even as my mother’s instinct is screaming, “No, it’s not normal; something is wrong.” However, … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Month: Light It Up Black and Blue

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This is an autism mom. She is an incredibly loving mother, a truly talented artist, and a magnificent soul. This week, this is how she Lights It Up Blue. In her own words: “It only barely crossed my mind not … Continue reading

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Seasonal Allergies and Our Non-Verbal Children

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For years, I tracked my son’s behaviors based upon data I got from our ABA therapists.  It was my third spring of making a spreadsheet of his behaviors when I had lightbulb moment and I realized he tanked behaviorally every … Continue reading

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