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 […]
June 21, 2014

Toxic Snail Mail – Another Hazard of Autism

You might think I’m joking.  Or you might even think I’m exaggerating for effect.  But no.  Sending mail  as physical letters and packages in Canada has recently become a guaranteed toxic hazard for people with autism. Why?  Quick refresher: the airways are the fastest pathway into the bloodstream man-made scents […]
June 19, 2014

What’s Lyme’s Got to Do with Autism?.

Gut Dysbiosis is one of the five root causes of autism.  There are no autistic spectrum individuals without some degree of digestive and malnourishment trouble, and often, dysbiosis is behind the problem. On its own — with no other root causes of autism at play — having the wrong creatures […]
May 29, 2014

If Your Body is a Temple, Food is the Brick and Mortar for Repair

There are lots of good resources out there which are now clarifying the powerful link between food and health. If our bodies don’t have the specific types of bricks and mortar they need to do maintenance and repairs, the consequences fall on our thinking, our emotions, our physical health, and […]
April 26, 2014

Do you want autistics to pay their way?

Does right livelihood hold any interest for you?  I mean, helping people to find work that they are uniquely suited to, and enjoy? This is of keen interest for the adult autistics I’ve met.  Because our sensory sensitivity means that unpleasant or toxic work environments are more damaging and stressful, […]
April 9, 2014

Name-Calling: Autistic Person vs. Person with Autism

Last week, someone contacted me with some concerns about my language on this website.  I am quite cavalier about how I refer to the autistic state.  It may seem offensive to people who are politically minded, for me to be so direct or blunt.  It is not my intention to […]
April 5, 2014

Adult Groups Increase Life Skills & Employment

Are you wishing there were better opportunities for skills-building and employment training for teens and adults in the autistic spectrum?  That was one of the most difficult barriers for me to break, and it’s one that there are still very few effective supports for.  It’s common for us autistics — […]