autism spectrum disorder

The Up Side of Autism

Today was an emotional day, for some reason. Not sure why, but this morning during my quiet time, I got extremely sad thinking about all the parents doing their best and still, even after amazing advances, have to deal with so many difficulties that their child with autism suffers. This weekend I heard a story about […]

9 Ways to Help Your Child Speak

Girl On Swing

Raising a child who has almost zero expressive language and struggles with handwriting skills isn’t easy. What’s the worst part? Not knowing all the things I’d love to know about my beautiful Zoe. SILENCE ISN’T GOLDEN While Amelia isn’t the best speaker, I’ve picked up on her cues and verbiage what she wants, desires, dreams […]

Sensory Friendly Clothing Giveaway

boy crouching with long sleeve shirt

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Kozie ClothesTM. I’d love to introduce you today to Kozie ClothesTM. This company creates clothing, adaptive medical equipment and items for children with sensory issues. Their Temperature Control clothing helps kids with thermal regulation. What? What’s Thermal Regulation? Thermal or temperature regulation is the ability to keep your body at a proper temperature […]

This Week in #Autism News, 4/11/14

This week in autism

Plenty going on this week in autism news! First of all, I have new feeds so you can RSS subscribe to this weekly section or my Saturday gluten-free coupon section. Here’s a look at the top stories this week: 4/7/14: Chili’s NAA Fundraiser Cancelled Chili’s Grill & Bar was to hold a fundraiser that would […]

This Week in #Autism, 4/4/14

This week in autism

As we embark on another month about awareness of a condition we are all aware of, here are the latest interesting article from around the web. 3/27/14: Leaky Gut Causes Disease Wish I found this last week! The Daily Beast reported that leaky guy is not quackery! This anonymous M.D. has reported that following this […]

This Week in #Autism, 3/28/14

This week in autism

3/27/14: New Autism Rate: 1 in 68 For me, there’s only really ONE major news item this week. The CDC released the latest numbers in the rise in autism: 1 in 68, and an alarming 1 in 42 for boys. This is a nearly 30% rise in 2 years. Please note these numbers come from […]

This Week in #Autism, 3/21/14

This week in autism

Survived being sick this week! So now I have a doc appointment next week, but can’t afford affordable care We’ll see how that turns out… Kids have visit too, so they can compete in the Special Olympics. AND HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!! Your news this week: 3/19/14: Autism and Antidepressants in Pregnancy This article by Beth […]

This Week in Autism, 3/14/14

This week in autism

Spring is coming! This is a reminder to moms to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. You can’t be a warrior if you can’t lift your spear. (Please forgive me, I watched “Vikings” last night…) I just got on a supplement, worked out 4 days this week, and have been listening when my body said, “Put down […]