I'm looking for your help again. I'm looking to fill up the Autism Resources page, but I keep coming across spammy or junky links and I'm having a hard time coming up with valuable autism related links. If you have any links to any great autism sites, please post them (create content, link) to the resources page. I'd like to make a great links page that members will find useful. As usual, thanks for the help!!
Submitted by WyattsMom
on Tue, 06/24/2008 - 22:56
And I'm completely drained after driving from Albuquerque to San Diego in one day. We got home at 4 a.m. this morning.
It was the first day of summer school and the bus driver went to the wrong street (but she swore she went to the correct street even though my husband, on his way to work, saw a school bus sitting one street over from us at our corresponding house number). And also my mother was standing outside the house for a full hour talking on her cell phone and she didn't see any school buses or taxi cabs. I think that kind of thing would be hard to miss. There was a UPS truck, but so far the school district has not tried to ship any kids to school by freight, tempting as the cost-saving benefits may be.
My mother is visiting. Thank God she's put herself in charge of the mound of laundry.
Anyway, I want to tell you all about my trip but it's all still swirling around in my tired brain.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/24/2008 - 12:59
My 5 yo son takes many vitamin supplements and compounded medicines per day. They really help him, however, we put them in his juice which means 5 glasses of juice a day which equals one chubby boy!
Any advice on how to get him to swallow pills. Our attempts with hiding them in foods and drinks have been exhausted. And now he won't even drink the juice we use. The capsules total about 12 a day.
I found this today, seems like such a cool idea. It is a blog that is maintined by a six year old autistic child. He gets some help from his mother, here's what it says at the top of the blog:
"This is my own blog. I am a six year old autistic boy who struggles to talk (at this time). My mom has set this blog up for me. [My mom will write or ask questions in square brackets] so you know who is talking until I can tell her to stop interfering."
Really interesting stuff and a great idea. Get your kids blogging.
I found Michael sitting on the toilet. All on his own. No popps, but hey it is an improvement.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/23/2008 - 12:12
I would be interested in getting your input. My name is Joel Pearlman, and my 8 year old daughter (Danielle) has autism. Obviously I’m passionate about autism and about a year ago I decided that I would really like to figure out a way to help the cause. Quick background on me, I have successfully run my own business for 18 years (Image One) which has given me the ability to focus on my passion. I decided to start an organization called www.tonerforautism.com. The site sells ink and toner for printers with the idea that people are buying these products for their home or businesses; why not make a purchase with purpose? Our mission is to raise awareness and donate at least $1,000,000 by contributing 5% of every sale to organizations that support autism related research and issues, such as Autism Speaks. I would love to get your feedback and or help in spreading the word to other people who support this important cause. Please check out the website at www.tonerforautism.com and let me know your thoughts.
Those who read everything know I am a single mother. Michael's father lives 6 hours away and has a hard time making any effort, though he says he loves Michael, I think he is scared of showing it. Anyways...
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/21/2008 - 03:58
Hello my name is Stephanie and I have a beautiful 8 year-old son named Preston. He was diagnosed at age 5 with PDD. I suspected it earlier due to his speech delay among other little "quirky" behaviors. Preston is high functioning and is social and loving. He loves to be hugged and will join groups. He does need "alone time" from time to time. His father and I divorced when he was age 2 1/2 years and Preston spends most of his time with me. I feel his dad has a hard time accepting the fact that Preston ASD. The custodial arrangements were made before Preston's diagnosis and therefore I feel is not the best for Preston. His dad is supposed to be able to get him for 2 months in the summertime and 1 week around Christmas time. The 2 months in the summer time are hard on Preston and his father hardly spends any time with him. The last three summers, his dad only spent 1 week or less with Preston then he spent the rest of his visit with his dad's parents. Preston is happier with his grandparents for some reason. I am livid about what happened this summer. Preston was supposed to fly with his father to his grandparents and spend the whole summer as usual with the grandparents.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect, and I don' t live to be. But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.
I found that quote from Bob Marley and fell in love with it. I think it should be written int he sky and shoved in every person who dares judge those of us with Autistic children. Or rather any child with special needs.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 15:40
Hello everyone. I have received so many emails from parents who have told us that our Baby Gourmet and Food Safari videos and DVD's work for their autistic children and thier struggles with food that I want to pass it on. We realize there is a broad spectrum and the DVD's may not work for all, but we are hearing they are helping children get over the aversion to different textures so more foods are eaten, thus making mealtime easier on the whole family.
We so hope this helps. We created the videos to inspire kids to eat and accept fruits and veggies and we are grateful that they are helping eating disorder and autistic children, as well. Our heart goes out to all of you.
Go to www.yumyumstudios.com for more info.