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Medicating Autism – Looking for a Cure

So, I think I had the best news from my son's psychiatrist- he "discharged" us! Four doctors and six years later, my son's doctor has deemed him medically untreatable. My husband wants to go doctor shopping so we can get some prescription, any prescription to treat just one, any one of his disorders. Dr Aldous is the first and only doctor who has the integrity and honesty to … [Read More...]

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The 40 year journey

Moses probably has as much name recognition as Taylor Swift, across all continents and varying demographics.  That’s where the similarity ends.  He does not … [Read More...]

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Taming the Worry Monster

It was my son's psychotherapist who first identified Anxiety as Jack's biggest problem when he was in second grade.  He disagreed with the teachers that Jack was … [Read More...]

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My Brother Andrew

I am 17 years old, and a junior in high school. I live with my brother, Andrew, who is 21 years old. Andrew is autistic.  Watching him grow up has been great because I have seen him grow physically and mentally. There are times where you think the situation … [Read More...]

Prominent Genetic Scientist and Pediatrician shares Findings on Causes for Autism

There is so much information about autism that it's often overwhelming, so I try to post content that I think are differentiated, and not likely found on other autism websites.  This presentation made by Dr Wendy Chung at a recent TED 2014 conference, offers … [Read More...]

10 Things Every Child with Autism Wants You to Know

  Someone sent this to me, unfortunately, I don't know the source to credit this.  In any case, I hope you can share it, learn it, and embrace the child living it.   Also Read : The Reason I Jump Lessons from Summer of … [Read More...]

“The Reason I Jump” – The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old with Autism

We had endured weeks of frustration trying to get our son to join a new boy scout troop.  It is always a test of will and patience whenever we try to get Jack to do something different, new or slightly unfamiliar.  I finally reached my breaking point one … [Read More...]

Temple Grandin’s Talk, “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds”

I recently found this presentation that Temple Grandin made at a TED conference.  TED is an annual conference of the world's leading thinkers and doers, bringing together people from three worlds : Technology, Entertainment and Design.  It is described as a … [Read More...]

From Twinkle to Bach – Learning Music the Suzuki Way

When Jack was a toddler, his dad took him religiously to those popular music appreciation classes, then we tried drums since he had natural rhythm, but the teacher with the loud demeanor and Mr Magoo glasses intimidated him.  So we tried piano lessons, but he … [Read More...]

Should my Child Take a Vacation from Medication?

Ah, the joyous sounds of summer: giggling, splashing pool water, crickets chirping, and the snoring of exhausted children. Unfortunately, we’ve also experienced: the bickering among siblings, meltdowns due to late night playing, and frustrating outbursts … [Read More...]

BBC Documentary on America’s Medicated Kids

This BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) documentary produced by Louis Thereoux puts a spotlight on 'America's Medicated Kids'. It is a full length documentary, but worth the time if you can watch it in its entirety. Here, the camera goes into the homes … [Read More...]

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