Autism Awareness Month
Latest Blog Posts on Autism
For many people, keeping well doesn't involve taking good advice. After decades of public health campaigns in favor of low-fat diets, moderate exercise, and stress management, it's still hard to get Americans to comply. As a society, we are so sold on drugs and surgery as the answer to illness that many of us only register two states of health: Either you are sick or you're not sick. In the firs ...
The Autism Society continues to mourn the lives lost on Friday, December 14 in Newtown, Conn. We join the nation as we keep our collective attention focosed on those directly impacted by this tragedy. In the nation's rush to understand the reasoning for such an awful occurrence, the conversation evolved to include the alleged shooter's possible autism diagnosis. The Autism Society fee ...
Alzheimer's Doctors Taking Note of Coconut Oil - Helps Aspergers, Autistism, Parkinson's, ALS, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes
Dear Watchwoman on the Wall readers: I have four dear friends who have been deeply affected by Alzheimer's. Two are in nursing homes and two are being cared for by loving spouses who miss dreadfully the love, affection and relationship they used to have with their spouses. It is a tragic disease. My heart and prayers go out to these people. Additionally, a very close loved one has children a ...
Two of my good friends are also members of Special Gathering, which is a ministry within the mentally challenged community. They are going through extremely difficult times. Last night I spent a good deal of time with them. It was a fun outing; but my purpose was to extend our friendship. Also, I hoped that they'd be willing to share a brief glimpse with me into their pain. It happened. S ...
I found an interesting tip for making your own personalized dinnerware. You buy the cheap white china from the Dollar Store and write on it with a porcelain pin. Then you bake them in the oven for 30 minutes. It’s a great idea for the crafty folk out there who are living on a budget but like stylized personal items. However, on reading this, my mind went immediately to how often the small th ...
Today, I'm headed home from a vacation that seemed long when I planned it; but then it was over more quickly than I could have imagined. Other family will arrive soon and I'll need to work around their vacation schedule. I've been in Chattanooga, a wonderful place, especially since my granddaughter is here. But I'm happy to be going home. A good friend and member of Special Gathering often ...
There are few times that I don't feel light-hearted and joyful. My brother says that it's only because I'm stupid. I think it's because God has given me the ability to see beyond present pain and embrace the joy of a new day. Don't get me wrong. I went through years of depression. In fact, at a time when I knew that I was in big trouble, I consulted a good friend who was a therapist. "Yo ...
This is a comment I received from a reader. I thought this was well worth our review. Autistic people can be some of the most vulnerable dependent adults in the universe. Mainly, because they are at the mercy of others who care for them and can take advantage of them by blaming abuse on the autistic person themselves. You have to be a seriously sadistic, cruel coward to prey upon defenseles ...
Autism in the Community