10 Holiday Gifts for the Autism Kid

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for the Autism Kid

My top 10 Holiday Gifts for the Autism Kid that you love. I did my best to be realistic too and not break the bank so many are affordable. Remember these are “beneficial” gifts for the child and not necessary a Star Wars / My Little Pony play set. For most kids on the spectrum, (at least …

Autism Holiday Shopping Guide

Autism Holiday Shopping Guide

Well, based on my experience as an Autism Dad and not a huge holiday guy I’ve put together an autism holiday shopping guide. But before we go through the list should we dream a little? If I had an unlimited budget (don’t we all?) or won the lottery this holiday I’d probably buy a new …

Autism Medical Record Storage

Autism Medical Record Storage

When my son was first diagnosed it was a mess. What we needed to do, how I felt and everything that everyone needed in order to do something. His autism medical record storage was an immediate issue and I like to be organized. Dad, you need to be and stay organized right now. You are …

What’s in juice?

Fresh Cold-Pressed Organic Juice

What is in the juice that you give your children? Have you really stopped and read the label? I bet it’s not much of a concern when you are at a restaurant or in the drive through. I mean you’d have to ask for the label info right, and that 18 year old server will …

High BDNF Levels in Autism

High BDNF Levels in Autism

Children with autism have increased blood levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), according to a new meta-analysis. This protein spurs the formation of neuronal connections, or synapses, which may be unusually abundant in individuals with autism. But the study comes with a list of caveats, and it is still unclear what role, if any, BDNF …

High Nagalase Levels Still

Autism - Nagalase Levels High Still

I’m stumped, and I’m also aggravated. We recently re-tested the Panzon and he has high nagalase levels still from 2.62 to now 2.48 after six months. WTF already – how do you get rid of nagalase? Not familiar with nagalase then read my other post on this enzyme. He has heavy metals – Aluminum, Copper are …

Autism Movie – Jack of the Red Hearts

Jack of the Red Hearts Autism Movie

This autism movie is called Jack of the Red Hearts that came out in early 2016. It’s a great example that really shows the challenges a family faces when there is child with autism. This is centered around how a young girl applies to be a therapist and develops a relationship through love when not …

Books on Autism

Autism Books, Books on Autism

Here are a variety of books on autism, manuals and helpful tools to help you and your family navigate at home. I’m a big fan of books on autism since I love to learn. The great news is that Amazon also has Kindle for iPhone and iPad so you don’t need a Kindle.  Many books …

Father’s Love for Autistic Son is Inspirational

Far from the Tree - Book on disability

Me and my autistic son can relate to this. It’s heart-warming. Andrew Solomon’s book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity is about parents and their special needs children. He writes about how they develop a coping mechanism and fire to care for their exceptional children.  This book is centered around …

Mitochondrial DNA Defects Linked to Autism

Mitochondrial Autism

Mitochondrial Disease Autism The journal PLOS Genetics published a new study conducted by Cornell University in which researchers confirms the link between some forms of mitochondrial disease autism in DNA. The mitochondrial DNA autism study builds on previous scholarship linking mitochondrial functions with autism spectrum disorder by providing a larger sample size. Researchers compared mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, …