My brother-in-law Rob sent me a link to THIS article today. It was truly one of the best I have read in a long time. As I said to him … I laughed, I cried, I learned something and I wanted to share it. What more could you ask for?
Kuddos to the writer Ruth Padawer and all those awesome families!
Great article and information HERE regarding tax deductible items related to special needs! Diapers? Yes. ABA tutors? Yes. Gluten free diet items and shipping charges from internet purchases? Yes. Much, much more! Check it out …
Researchers say they’ve found clear and direct evidence that autism begins during prenatal brain development. They have found a common pattern of disruption and propose that early intervention may help brain compensate.
Video courtesy UC-San Diego Health System.
Make sure to check out the excellent article posted by Autism Speaks at the link below!
Katherine Reid is a very interesting doctor and several articles are popping up regarding her daughter’s cured Autism. Ash was moved enough that he wants us to consider trying a MSG free diet. We are already on the verge of going Gluten free. I never expect a cure or instant fix by any means but I am also of the idea why not try and just see how it affects you or your little one? Autism aside many of these things are simply good for your health so again, why not? Personally I have a lot more research to do first but my curiosity is definitely peaked!
The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!
I just love TedTalks. I stumbled across this one the other day, He brought a tear to my eye although I admit I am simply a crier by nature, this topic hits close to home with our non-verbal son.
While working with kids who have trouble speaking, Ajit Narayanan sketched out a way to think about language in pictures, to relate words and concepts in “maps.” The idea now powers an app that helps nonverbal people communicate, and the big idea behind it, a language concept called FreeSpeech, has exciting potential.