Healing Social Environments

January 23, 2024
Fossilized Nautilus Shell Spiral

Autism, Anthropomorphism, and the God in All Things

A friend recently shared a PubMed article with me that left me bemused.  We’ve got another example of the old, reductionist, Cartesian model of science coming up against the realities of quantum physics and the relationships among all matter and energy — including things like living beings, vehicles, mugs, dust […]
January 13, 2021
Maori Statues of Parent and Child

Autism and the Good Enough Mum

Nearly every autism parent I connect with, at conferences, at talks, and online, has this sneaking fear.  And sometimes the fear isn’t very far in the background. This niggling, nasty, voice says things like: I did something wrong I must have made some mistake(s) I am the problem because my […]
April 25, 2020

Autism, Immune Vulnerability, and COVID-19

Before you read this, I’m going to remind you of my disclaimer (there’s a link to it in the footer of every web page).  Do your own homework, and consult holistic health professionals if you want to rebuild and restore your health… don’t just take my word for ANYTHING! Given […]
October 20, 2017

Interventions: Autism Care Farms for Housing, Events, and Therapy

In Britain and the US, there are growing numbers of “Care Farms”.  These are different from farms with therapeutic animals, in that care farms provide: Housing, farm work, small business employment, and other supports for adults with disabilities which offer quality of life well beyond what’s usually available in urban supported housing. […]
September 4, 2017

Calm Autism Stress With Sensory Meditation

Walking to and from my inner-city, bully-dominated, and sensory-nightmare grade school, about ¼ of my route was shaded by magnificent trees. These trees were so tall and broad that they mostly over-arched the entire width of the street. When I walked under them, I felt like I was in the […]
January 2, 2017
photo of an abandoned storefront

Autism and RIP for Toronto’s ABC Sports Store

What on earth could mourning the many-years-ago passing of a sports store have to do with autism? Bear with me. There are a bunch of factors.  But they essentially amount to: The way we design, use, and either maintain or replace our gear has an impact on autism. The way […]
September 7, 2016

Range of Tolerance: Why Autism Rates Double Every 10 Years

Since the first world war (WWI), autism rates for new primary school students have been roughly doubling every ten years (click here to see one of many similar graphs available online from around the world). We know from records that behaviours and attributes we now call autistic have been recognized […]
March 7, 2016
shivchopra cartoon

Chlorine Dioxide Anions or Master Mineral Solution

CBC News, which used to have some degree of independent voice, has just posted a blatantly unbalanced article.  Their article reports on the misuse of a potent natural medicine by misinformed and desperate people who are not getting the health care they need. It’s unfortunate that this article is so hyped and […]
February 23, 2015

Autistics at Play

It’s not an easy thing for an extreme introvert with sensory sensitivities to spend a whole day at a conference.  Even though I’m really motivated to change the world’s understanding of autism, and am driven to do my absolute best, I often have a difficult few days afterwards, as my […]