December 6, 2014

When to Believe an Autism Specialist

I had just turned 23 when an orthopedic specialist told me I’d never walk right again.  I’d been an above-average tree planter, occasionally putting in the highest number of trees per day.  And I’d done it for years, to pay for my university education.  But then my knees started to […]
November 14, 2014

New Brain Injury Helps Old Ones Heal?

Warning:  Long Post! I’m in the middle of a bit of an adventure.  Just over three weeks ago, I had a fall while getting out of a tub, and peeled off half my left eyebrow.  Yes, ouch.  My husband Bill was particularly not impressed by all the blood. Having been […]
October 20, 2014

Work Challenges for Autistics

Autistics have some real advantages over the rest of the population when it comes to things like pattern recognition, and problem-solving.  However, we have real difficulty entering the job market, sustaining our employment, or creating our own work as entrepreneurs. Last week, a fellow from a local technical-business incubator spoke […]
October 8, 2014

What Does Feminine Mean, When You’re Autistic?

Having grown up here in North America, I’ve never felt particularly feminine.  In our culture, it means you’re supposed to: like pink (nothing against it, but it’s not my colour) speak cryptically (so the powerful males don’t shut you down) engage in mystifying, toxic and painful practices to “look right” […]
October 7, 2014

Answers to Educators 30 Top Questions

Wow, after a lot of hoop-jumping, I’ve been able to take some of my written resource material… …Previously only available to the staff of school boards and other educational and early childhood institutions which hosted my trainings for Professional Development days, ….And create an eBook (and if you ask for […]
September 10, 2014

Cabbage Rejuvelac? Why Bother?

If you’re living with autism, you’re most likely living with gut dysbiosis (the wrong creatures in the gut, manufacturing toxins that impair emotional balance, mental functioning, and physical strength, ability, and immune capacity). There are a growing number of ways to deal with this. You can take expensive probiotic pills […]
August 18, 2014

Unethical Autism Treatments?

Because many parents of children with ASDs want the best for their children, and because there is so much controversy and in-fighting around what autism is (very common, when old models are no longer able to explain – or dismiss – the accumulation of new observations), this is a situation […]
July 24, 2014

Can’t Afford Autism Recovery?

Part of the reason my own recovery has been at a turtle’s pace is the cost. Here in Canada, even though we have public health care, M.D.s are still being trained to believe that nothing can be done about autism. To access several other kinds of health care, you need […]
July 22, 2014

Cashew Sour Cream

Many of us in the autistic spectrum can’t eat dairy products.  Sometimes we have outright allergies, and sometimes just gut dysbiosis, in which case the opiates in the milk protein (casein) don’t get broken down, and end up making us fuzzy brained and addicted. Now, dairy products also add to […]

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