Most of my time has been filled with taking care of my sick autistic child. My son has been sick for a couple weeks, and isn’t showing much improvement. It started off with his ears. He has the cyst in his left ear, but it’s his right ear that has been hurting. . . . → Read More: Taking Care Of A Sick Autistic Child
I’m so proud of my son. He is now using sign language. This will open up a new way of communicating for my nonverbal autism son. He is using the signs for “Thank you” and “help.” This morning, I tried to teach him to sign mom. He needs help with it, but . . . → Read More: Autism Son Using Sign Language
Did you read the article in the New York Times about Immune Disorders and Autism? I read it and didn’t think much of the article. I considered most of it as information I already knew. Immune system disorders as a cause for autism wasn’t a new thing for me.
So here’s the short of . . . → Read More: Immune System Disorders a Cause For Autism
Families with autistic children must navigate a condition where questions outnumber the answers, and therapies remain sparse and largely ineffective. A clinical trial being conducted by the Sutter Neuroscience Institute in Sacramento, California to address this situation began recruiting participants today for a highly experimental stem cell therapy for autism. . . . → Read More: Autism Cord Blood Stem Cell Research Trial in US
Earlier this year, an Osceola County teacher was fired for allegedly force feeding hot sauce soaked crayons to a five year old autistic child. The district has been fighting to keep the teacher out of the classroom. A judge has sided with the teacher and ordered the district to hire her back.
The teacher, . . . → Read More: Teacher Force Feeds Hot Sauce Crayons To Autistic Child Gets Job Back
I have created a subdomain for my blog, called Autism Family in Crisis. I created it to give those in crisis a place to share their story and ask for help. It’s also a place for you, me readers, to share stories of autism families in crisis that you have heard about. Stories can . . . → Read More: Autism Family in Crisis Stories
A new study published in PLoS ONE gives hope for families caring for an autistic adult or child. A new Autism study on gene defect may lead to a treatment. Scientists had already determined that this defective gene was present in autistic children. They needed to do more research to confirm, and to see . . . → Read More: New Autism Study On Gene Defect May Lead To Treatment
You see it all of the time. Another child is rude to your autistic child. What if the other child is an Aspergers teenager? Yesterday, my son was at therapy with his CAP worker, and had an encounter with a teenage boy that was there for speech therapy. My son’s CAP worker . . . → Read More: Aspergers Teenager Rude To My Son