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The Autism and Allergy Overlap

ASD and food allergy rates have risen dramatically—and they often go hand in hand… The food allergy and autism communities generally seen as separate groups have more in common than they may realize.  One has only to look at the … Continue reading

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The Power of Fermented Foods

Beneficial bacteria support healthy digestion, the immune system, and overall health…  Fermented foods are a wonderful addition to your family’s diet, especially for children with autism. Fermented foods are rich in good bacteria and have many supportive functions for good … Continue reading

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Parent-Powered Therapies

Do-it-yourself creativity can turn your home into an effective therapy center, saving you money and strengthening bonds with your ASD child… My ten-year-old son has been in some form of therapy weekly for the last eight years.  From physical therapy … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach!

Autism parents relax, reconnect and recharge at the  annual National Autism Conference Warm breezes. Cool, white powdery sand between your toes. The sound of waves and seagulls. Sipping a cool umbrella drink while watching a fiery orange sky as the … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

Many children lose the language they have gained as autism takes hold—but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to communicate. During my son’s toddler and preschool years I read everything I could get my hands on—but it wasn’t bestselling novels … Continue reading

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Enzymes: Breaking It All Down

Addressing digestive issues can lead to improved health for ASD kids… and you. One can judge the efficacy of a given supplement by the length of time it survives in the market. Parents of children on the autism spectrum are … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors

Family camping provides memorable opportunities when autism is a factor Planning a vacation can be challenging for families with a child on the autism spectrum. Instead of the usual hotel-based family getaway, how about a trip to the great outdoors … Continue reading

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Green Home…Healthy Kids

For over a decade, I’ve been writing about harmful chemicals in our environment and how they jeopardize our children’s health and development. We have made significant strides in identifying, controlling and eliminating many toxic exposures but there is still an overwhelming … Continue reading

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The Folate Factor

A newly discovered disorder may play a role in autism… Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) – which include autistic disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) – are defined by behavioral observations and characterized by impairments in communication … Continue reading

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The Transition to Adulthood: Planning Ahead

When my son Jeremy reached 22, he left the auspices of the school district. Like many on the spectrum, his interests and needs were varied and he didn’t fit into any of the adult programs that existed in our area … Continue reading

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