Category Archives: Raven

Autism and Aggression: Why Loving Parents Sometimes Need to Call 911

You’ve probably seen the story floating around in your newsfeed about the 13-year-old boy with autism who, in the midst of a mental health crisis, was shot as he ran away by the police who had been called in to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brain Under Attack

November 29, 2018 I recently gave a keynote presentation on how stress affects the brain and human behavior and part of that presentation was my own personal story of dealing with my teenage son’s lyme-induced PANS. I asked the audience … Continue reading

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How to Handle the Holidays and Autism

For all you “new” (autism) parents out there – here’s some friendly advice about making it through the holidays. 1. If your child wants to spend the entire holiday in a room away from all of the people, it means … Continue reading

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Fermented Foods: Make Your Own (Delicious) Sauerkraut!

I am a self-professed Sauerkraut Maniac.  I love sauerkraut.  Which is pretty ironic considering my first experience with sauerkraut came in early elementary school and I opted to take no recess over eating  boiled-to-death putrid-smelling “sauerkraut” for school lunch.  I spent the … Continue reading

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Autism Recovery: Thinking Outside of “the Window”

I’m kind of a communication nerd. I love to watch and listen to people, decipher their intent based on word choice, style of communication, body language etc. You can tell a lot about a person by what they don’t say … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Birth Story

I gave birth to a son on October 18, 2002.  At the time I was 35 years old and completely clueless about the business of baby, the business of pharma, the business of the medical complex and the business of … Continue reading

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