Interior Designer for Those With Autism

A Minnesota mother and interior designer has worked hard designing the calm interior of their home for their son Devin, who was diagnosed at the age of three with Autism.  With the lack of interior design information for those on the Autism Spectrum she had to start from scratch.   Continue reading Interior Designer for Those With Autism

Verilux HappyLight for Vitamin D Deficiency

Recently my doctor after I was describing some of the issues I was having, and after throwing nearly every anti depressant medication under the sun and it not really working had my Vitamin D levels checked, and they were astonishing low.  Her prescription was simple, light therapy and Vitamin D3 Supplements.   Continue reading Verilux HappyLight for Vitamin D Deficiency

Concern Over My Daughter, and Now Ex’s Safety

My ex was charged with domestic violence in March and has since married a guy she barely knew.  After I found out he had access to my daughter on several occasions I ran a background check and what I found was extremely alarming not only for my daughter’s safety, but my ex’s safety as well. Continue reading Concern Over My Daughter, and Now Ex’s Safety

Flying With Autism and Sensory Issues

Flying is a very overwhelming experience.  Last night I flew from Chicago O’hare Airport to Los Angeles International Airport.  The flight was delayed an hour and a half making for a very unpleasant experience waiting in the packed terminal.  However I made some choices when booking my ticket that helped with the sensory issues of flying.   Continue reading Flying With Autism and Sensory Issues

Social Security COLA Increase Announced for 2015

The Cost of Living Adjustment (also known as COLA Increase) for 2015 has been announced and published in the federal register.   The increase is paid out to all Social Security Beneficiaries including those on SSI, SSDI (Social Security Disability), RSDI (Social Security Retirement) and DAC (Social Security Disabled Adult Child).   Continue reading Social Security COLA Increase Announced for 2015

Emergency Procedure Scheduled for Tomorrow and the Consequences of Lying Medical Profesionals

I have been put on the standby list for an emergency medical procedure tomorrow morning. I’m nervous, but as I think about it the nervousness has less to do with the procedure itself than it has to do with a medical professional that lied to me before.   Continue reading Emergency Procedure Scheduled for Tomorrow and the Consequences of Lying Medical Profesionals

Boy With Autism Has New Best Friend: iPhone’s Siri

A 13 year old has a new best friend, Apple’s Siri.  In a beautiful piece in the New York Times described how Gus, a child with Autism uses Siri to learn about the world around him as well as learn different social interactions.  Continue reading Boy With Autism Has New Best Friend: iPhone’s Siri

#IamNotKelliStapleton Social Media Awareness Campaign

Several Autism advocacy groups are taking part in the #IamNotKelliStapleton Autism Awareness Campaign where parents of children with Autism are tweeting about how unacceptable it is for a mother to attempt to murder her own child with Autism.   Continue reading #IamNotKelliStapleton Social Media Awareness Campaign