Today I gave my son a haircut. And by normal standards, it was uneventful. And the fact that it was uneventful means by Autism standards – IT WAS AMAZING! My son is 15 years old and has always had sensory issues and nervous system challenges with haircuts. I’ve spent a huge amount of money on different tools over the years. I’ve spent a huge amount of mental energy on figuring out how to make … [Read more...] about Slow and Steady Wins the Race
This last week at the AutismOne conference in Chicago, I attended a few really informative workshops. Here is a summary of information from Dr. Logan’s presentation on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – aka SIBO. We are dealing with SIBO and honestly, most of you probably are too to one degree or another. It’s difficult to definitively diagnose so as with much that we have going on with … [Read more...] about Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – SIBO. What it is and how to treat it.
When my son was first diagnosed in 2007 and I was desperately seeking information, I stumbled across a website called autismone.org I felt like I had hit gold because on this site was an amazing collection of presentation materials and some videos on all things autism. Treatments, causes, therapies, science, science, science – it was all there in one amazing place for me to explore and reference. … [Read more...] about What to Expect When You Attend AutismOne
Every conversation I have with someone who has a health concern or question leads up to diet. I simply cannot stress enough how foundational gut health is to overall health and expression of life. If you have skin issues, auto-immune issues, mental health issues, joint issues, fatigue issues, brain fog, immune issues, don’t poop at least twice a day with normal looking stools, low tolerance to … [Read more...] about Why Should I Change My Diet?
When you have a child whose growth and development progresses on its own timeline, it can be very hard to recognize growth or if things are "getting better". And "better" can be pretty subjective because as some things become resolved, it reveals another issue that requires as much if not more attention so it feels like you are always working, never resting, relaxing or even seeing … [Read more...] about Your Navigational Tool for Staying the Course – The ATEC
As a parent of a child with autism, you are thrust into what feels like a new dimension. So many things to learn about RIGHT NOW, so many options, so many acronyms and foreign terms, so much unknown, so much to focus on but how do you figure out what the priorities are? Wouldn’t it be great if someone provided you with what you needed to know, in the time you needed to know it? And then also … [Read more...] about Introducing – Navigate Your Healing University!