Spring Cleaning: Put Your Clutter to Work Helping Families in Need!

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Spring cleaning. I know a few people who actually look forward to it. I am definitely not one of those people, but I’ve found a new reason to get motivated. Did you know you can sell those buried treasures from your DONATE pile on eBay … Continue reading

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The Thinking Moms’ Manifesto

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Rule number One:  Happy Hour begins at noon for Thinking Moms so drink up! I jest, of course. Our detractors and critics like to “affectionately” refer to us as “The Drinking Moms,” so I thought I would open this rather … Continue reading

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AutismOne 2013 – A Newbie’s Perspective

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This originally ran on May 29th, 2013.  For many of us, AutismOne 2013 was the only time we got to meet B.K. in person. We’re missing her a lot this year at AutismOne and thought we’d rerun her perspective on … Continue reading

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Are You “Aware” Enough of Autism? I Wasn’t, and Now I’m Atoning for It

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Atonement. Webster’s defines it as this: noun 1. satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends. Depending on what you are making amends for, that can be a tall order. Believe me, I know. In February 2007, my brother … Continue reading

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GemIIni Series Part 2: Getting in the GemIIni Groove

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We started using GemIIni about a month ago now, and I have to say that my whole family loves it. You might remember from my first GemIIni Blog that, when we initially signed up, I was pretty overwhelmed by the size … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags: A Big Head

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My children have big heads. They’ve had them since birth (ouch!), and it runs in our family. So when I read that large heads could be an early sign of autism, I was interested – given that four of my … Continue reading

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Food Allergy Awareness Week: Allergic to Poison?

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So this week is light it up TEAL week for allergy awareness. I know many who had their fill of all things BLUE in April, so having another shade of it in May seems appropriate! Allergies are serious stuff, from … Continue reading

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Autism Recovery Parent Panel: Meet Eleven Parents of Recovered Children at AutismOne

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The road to recovery with my son started eight years ago. I remember thinking to myself we’ll do this diet thing for a year, maybe two, and then he’ll be healed and ready for kindergarten. Yeah, not so much. I … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Surviving AutismOne

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Are you excited?! The biggest autism conference in the world is rapidly approaching. For many of your TMR family, this is our yearly opportunity to squeeze each other and catch up. For first time attendees, it’s all very overwhelming.  Here … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Ask Your U.S. Senators to Attend Briefing on Autism Wandering

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“Wandering,” also known as “bolting,” “eloping” or “absconding,” is a huge concern in the autism community. Half of all children with autism engage in wandering behaviors; many die alone without the ability to answer to their names or call out … Continue reading

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