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Dear Doctors: Please Do Your Job

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April 2, 2018 April is Autism Awareness Month. We’ve found over the years that only certain information gets into the mainstream when it comes to April’s “Awareness.” There is so much more to autism, and autism treatment, than you will … Continue reading

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When Autism Recovery Doesn’t Happen: My Son Is 18, Autistic, and Not Recovered

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June 9, 2016 Autism recovery is a hot-button issue. Using this term could get you any number of reactions. Some people have never heard of the idea that someone could recover from autism and are intrigued. Others argue there is … Continue reading

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Thinking Grandparents: Generations Healing Autism with Love and Hope

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June 8, 2016 In 2013, we began our collective journey to heal our children. Quickly we realized, we could not do it alone. We applied our hearts, minds, money and time to their recovery. Our own parents watched as we … Continue reading

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Loss of Diagnosis Day

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May 24, 2016 I didn’t want to keep the appointment. The day before when they called to confirm, I regretted not telling them I wouldn’t be able to make it after all. It was going to be such a pain, … Continue reading

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Victory Over Autism – Practical Help for Families Seeking Recovery

Autism is so common these days (the latest estimate in the U.S. is 1 in 45 children) that the autism section of the bookstore or library doesn’t come close to resembling the autism section of 1975 when the autism rate … Continue reading

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Facebook Is Important!!

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AutismOne.  Chicago.  2011.   Were you there?  Were you looking forward to seeing Jenny McCarthy deliver the keynote address on Saturday?   I was.  About a thousand other people were as well. But the actress/author/sex-symbol-turned-autism-activist didn’t give a speech that day.   She … Continue reading

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Things I Wish Everyone Understood about Autism, My Child, and Me

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I understand that my child really had encephalopathy and mitochondrial dysfunction, but he is still officially diagnosed with autism, and I need that label to get treatment.  So autism it is.  Until it isn’t.  A lot of us are like … Continue reading

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Autism Recovery: Making Our Way from Holland to Italy

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There are some of us, a great many in fact, who started off on a journey to Italy, only to find ourselves in Holland. If you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, then please take a detour here … Continue reading

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The Autism Swear Word: Recovery

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I always grew up believing the F-word was something we didn’t say. But it turns out that in the autism world, the R word is definitely the bad word. Recovery. It’s all raising its ugly head as I am releasing … Continue reading

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An Evening of Hope and Inspiration in London

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I remember the day my son received his diagnoses like it was yesterday. Although I knew my son had regressed into autism, the look of pity and the words “I am very sorry” shattered my heart into thousands of tiny … Continue reading

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