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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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Think Before You Judge An Autism Parent: Until You’ve Walked in My Shoes

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I’ve been a parent now for around seventeen years. I’ve worked closely with children with special needs for the past six. With each new experience, it seems I encounter the same general mentality. No matter where I live, work, or … Continue reading

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My Kid is #Bulletproof

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April is always a little dicey when you’re a Thinking Mom. We’re all about awareness, action, and hope. But this year, it’s hard out there for a Thinker. It’s not just about blue lightbulbs and raising awareness. It’s about sticking … Continue reading

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Breaking Out From The Prison Of Autism

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Driving down the highway en route to Harry’s doctor appointment this week we passed a prison bus full of inmates.  It was an old school bus repainted white, with chains and padlocks visible on both its front and rear doors.  … Continue reading

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Autism RECOVERY: I’ll Say It Loud, He’s Recovered and I’m Proud

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About a year ago I was invited to speak at a local autism/ADHD conference. I was nervous because it had been a while since I’d spoken in front of an audience, or even dressed up (make up! lipstick! hair blown … Continue reading

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A Village of Online Friends

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It has been four years since we started falling down the biomed rabbit hole. Life has changed in so many ways.  Not only for my son Anthony (who is now recovered from autism), but for me as well.   I … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Grey: Autism Style

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I’ve noticed lately that there are a lot of folks who seem to believe that if you don’t agree with them about everything, then you are “the enemy” – even if you were best buds last week.  My daughter pointed … Continue reading

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The Window Never Closes

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I recently polled some of my favorite people in the world and asked them what their deadline was for recovery when their child was first diagnosed. As you can see by the responses below, none of the Thinking Moms and … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be Rich

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Let’s face it:  when you have a child with autism in your family, you can never have enough money.  Never!  The majority of interventions for our kids are costly, whether they are therapeutic, behavioral, medical, biomedical, or nutritional.  Autism is … Continue reading

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The Power to Heal

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Originally published February 29, 2012 My youngest was just 4 years and five days old when she was whisked to the hospital in the middle of the night because of her asthma. This was her fourth hospital trip for asthma … Continue reading

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