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What Autism Is and Isn't

As April, Worldwide Autism Awareness month, approaches I am once again reminded of the progress we have made. As a family, we have made immense progress! I am proud of that fact. But, as a society, we have made very little. That fact can be very difficult for families of individuals with autism. The misconceptions, stereotypes, controversy and misinformation that surrounds autism can be every bit as debilitating as is the autism itself, possibly even more so.

Ways we can get the whole family involved with our special kiddos this Winter Season!!

So I call these BLAST OFF DAYS because years ago when we were running a full time Son-Rise Program® for my son, Jaxson we discovered it was not only a great way to train new “volunteers and staff” but also a great way to incorporate family members during family gatherings.

Kaitlin's Hideout Featured in Chicago Parent Magazine

Kaitlin's Hideout Featured in Chicago Parent Magazine
Blog originally posted in Glen Ellyn, and Wheaton Patch in Illinois.

I am just ecstatic over the recent featuring of our center in such a predominant magazine for parents. It is truly a dream come true for me.

See, I am a hopeless Dreamer. One of my favorite quotes clearly shows that,‎

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one." --John Lennon

The Man I Married

I want to tell all of you about my husband today, the man I married. He is the man in our lives who gives us stability and as much certainty as is possible once autism has claimed your only son; for me, my only child. He’s the kind of man who stands tall and proud, very often a head above the fray. He is a man who deserves, by far, more respect and admiration than he all too often finds. He is also a man very much in touch with his own feelings. A man who sobbed at the foot of his young son’s bed as he lay sleeping, the night he had learned his only heir had autism.

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The Toxicity of Mercury and Its ...

Boyd Haley, PhD served as a medic in the U.S.

Vaccine Safety and Autism Advocacy ...

Russ and Robalee Bruesewitz, parents of Hannah Bruesewitz, along with vaccine safety and autism leaders Mary Holland, Esq.


Weekend AutismOne 30 Minute Global News in Review - 02/19/11

Michael, Debra and Rob Sidell introduce and produce a great show reviewing articles about how puppets and play can be important and indicative to recovery from ASD, how Doctor's have developed "defensive" medicine to avoid suits by ordering unneeded testing, how air pollutant exposure suffered by the mother durin g gestation can lower the IQ of the child even though his exposure is in utero and a detailed and descriptive article about the "Cause" of autism.

Weekly AutismOne 30 Minute Global News in Review - 02/16/2011

Michael, Debra and Rob Sidell introduce and produce a very interesting show reviewing articles about how testosterone reduces empathy, the use of several new imaging technologies to map the brain's "connectome", difficulties with handwriting and small motor performance and how it may correlate with perceptual reasoning, the toxicicity of "ecologically friendly" LED lighting, the identification of "bone morphogenic protein 4" (BMP4) as key to the pruning process in brain development and the oddities of relationships among "friends" in 3rd - 6th graders.