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The TMR Auction: People Helping People Help People

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June 21, 2018 How things come around full circle. We have just finished the third annual (sort of) TMR Facebook auction on Sunday night. I have been involved with all three of the auctions, and I wanted to tell you … Continue reading

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8 Questions to Ask a Vendor at an Autism Conference Before You Buy

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April 6, 2017 I remember my first autism conference five or so years ago. I was so incredibly overwhelmed at all the things to buy, all the lectures to hear, and all the people I didn’t know. I figured that every … Continue reading

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Dear Mom in the Waiting Room

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November 2, 2016 I see you there. In the corner. Trying to pretend you’re not here. That you’re not at a pediatric rehab facility with your child. Trying to deny that the flapping, toe walking, and self-injurious behaviors aren’t autism. … Continue reading

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Bridging the Chasm

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October 13, 2016 Something that I try very hard to remember when dealing with Autism Parent Land is this: Just because Susie had an experience that doesn’t match mine, it doesn’t mean her experience is invalid and it doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Perspective and Bias in Autism Treatment

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July 19 2016 Let’s start this off by remembering the only hard and fast rules about treating a child with autism: 1. Nothing works for every child. 2. No one is more in tune with a child than a child’s … Continue reading

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I Give You Permission to Grieve

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April 13, 2016 I was talking with a newer autism mom the other day, and she was having a hard time. The same Hard Time I’ve had repeatedly over this journey. The same Hard Time we all have sometime during … Continue reading

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Why Do You Keep Saying to Listen to Your Mommy Gut?

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February 2, 2016 When our son was born, I knew we didn’t want to vaccinate right away, circumcise, or do eye drops. And we didn’t. The pediatrician and I made an agreement that we would do vaccines one at a … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Resources on the Table

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January 25, 2016 When my son first regressed, one of the pieces of information that I got from a fellow mom was to get on the waitlist for a Medicaid waiver immediately because the waitlist was astronomically long. I didn’t listen … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village – of Healers

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Picture it . . . you, your spouse, your child — and multiple medical professionals from different backgrounds — working together as a team to analyze your child’s genetics, symptom presentation, and most urgent things to address and then making a plan … Continue reading

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Why I Try “So Many” Protocols in Treating My Son with Autism

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I refuse to look back in a decade and say “I really wish I had tried that when I first heard about it” or “I really wish I had pushed through that wall of herxing and gotten to the other … Continue reading

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