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Parenting a Child with Autism: Accepting the Village

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I thought I would start my blog by sharing a little insight into the inner workings of TMR.  In addition to writing our blogs, we all have different roles and jobs. Some of us are responsible for formatting, some for … Continue reading

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How I Gave My Son Autism

We’re rerunning this blog because of the recent news that a CDC researcher has come forward to say that he and his colleagues committed fraud in a 2004 study on the relationship between the timing of MMR vaccines and autism.  … Continue reading

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David

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We are at it again. I am driving an hour each way for swimming lessons. Swimming is one of the most important skills a child with autism needs. We are so lucky to have another summer with David. ~Mountain Mama … Continue reading

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Thank You

Montana winters are long and dark and cold…and did I mention LONG? By the end of March every year, I find myself stuck in a horrible Seasonal Affective Disorder funk that is very hard to get out of. This year … Continue reading

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Abandoning Ship

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It has been a year since I wrote this post. In the last year, I can think of no new legislation that has passed that is helping my child. I can think of no new treatment protocols being covered by … Continue reading

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Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

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Never let anyone tell you recovery isn’t possible. Never stop fighting. Never stop believing. Recovery IS POSSIBLE. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is for assessing and diagnosing autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. For … Continue reading

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An Autism Carol

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As I stood in my kitchen unloading groceries, I took a moment and stared out the window at the sun on the snow-covered mountains. The same cyclical thoughts circled through my head: “I need to make a plan for dinner. … Continue reading

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A Rude Awakening

Sometimes, just for kicks, I torture myself. I go to a place that brings joy and laughter to most people, but for me brings pure pain. On any random day, you will find me about a block away from my … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mountain Mama’s Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mountain Mama shares her pumpkin spiced chocolate chip cookies recipe. Scrumptious and more-ish. A GFCF Halloween treat! For more by Mountain Mama, please click here

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Mountain Mama’s Summer Survival Strategy

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For months, I have been preparing to write my next blog, mulling over ideas as I wash dishes and fold laundry. My prose would be inspired, meaningful, and poignant. It would reach right in and grab the heart of my … Continue reading

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