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PTSD and Autism

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There was an article a while back that talked about autism mothers having brain scans that matched those of soldiers returning from war who had been diagnosed with PTSD.  It’s no shock to me that there is a link.  Trauma of … Continue reading

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One Bad Apple

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It’s the end of the year, and all my teacher friends are counting down to the end of school.  There are days, on Facebook, that I think the teachers are more excited than the kids that another school year is … Continue reading

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Autism Doctors: Hope For Our Children

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In this day and age, where doctors are subjected to witch hunts and the mainstream medical system is poisoning our kids, I want to take the opportunity to thank those doctors who fight for our children’s health every day.  Like … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: The Escape Artist

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Today is Harry Houdini’s birthday.  It got me thinking about all the insane predicaments my kids and the children I’ve had in my care over the years have gotten into; like the time my stepdad was watching my 2 year … Continue reading

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Genetic Evidence for an Environmental Cause

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Genealogy has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.  I love the detective work that goes into it.  The feeling of finding that elusive missing link that brings branches closer together.  Never would I have … Continue reading

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Going Through the Motions

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Many years ago, a friend mentioned a therapy called Son-Rise. We were still new to the world of autism, but had a few years experience under our belts. We looked into it but at that time, I couldn’t bear the … Continue reading

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Follow The Movement

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I’ve never really thought of myself as a leader, nor have I really considered myself a follower.  In high school I bounced from clique to clique.  My friends were varied: burn-outs, skaters, nerds, jocks . . . I really didn’t … Continue reading

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I’m Not The Enemy Here

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Just the other day, a mom I know from back home contacted me asking for our special education attorney’s information.  Sadly, it came as no shock that this intelligent, dedicated mom was having issues with our former school district — … Continue reading

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Anticipating Freedom, Then and Now

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 Ten years ago today, I walked into a banquet hall bursting with excitement and a baby boy in my swollen belly.  It was a day to celebrate my baby-to-be, my pride and joy, and later, as the delivery nurse put … Continue reading

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Thinking…Outside the Box

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Some people are born thinkers, and some grow up to be thinkers.  My husband and I were born thinkers.  We always asked “why”.  My mother in law could tell some pretty fabulous stories about my husband and how he would … Continue reading

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