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As we have discussed in the past, most Autistic children have issues with self regulation and tend to have difficulty expressing themselves.  Zak typically struggles to tell us how or what he is feeling.  And once that frustration takes over for him, it is too late.  He explodes.  He melts down.  It is heartbreaking to see because, as we sit on our neurotypical high-horses, we feel like self-control should be easy by simply expressing himself.  But that is not the case in our autistic kids (and any child or adult for that matter).  There are many things that we are constantly doing to help improve his self-regulation and emotional responses.

Here are some tips we are learning and strategies to use if you child has difficulty with self-regulation. [click to continue…]

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The Vaccine Debate – My Opinion based on My Son

by Brian Cea on March 18, 2014

Child vaccineNote:  I posted this blog over 2 years ago and amazingly enough, it seems the debate continues to stir some harsh emotions.  People – please stop being dicks to each other!  I get it.  Pro vaccine has a legitimate argument that they do not want exposure and anti vaccine people prefer answers and to not harm their children further.  I don’t know the answer.  We vaccinated Zak and he has autism.  We vaccinated our daughter, she doesn’t.  We do not vaccinate Zak any longer as he has a compromised immune system.  We follow(ed) a modified schedule with out daughter in fear she could be susceptible.  I do my best to keep my children healthy and to keep them away from others when they are not.  If you can say the same, fight your fight but do not ask me to make sure my son is vaccinated.  I do not ask to cut your child’s hands off because they did not wash their hands after going to the bathroom (the best way to transmit germs).  And yes, you are guilty of it.  You cannot monitor your child every moment and believe it or not, your little rug rat is filthy.  Likely even more filthy than mine.  So, stop being an ass when giving your opinion.  Anti vaccine people, stop responding to the hatred.  Everyone  is entitled to their opinion but not to hatred.   Follow some form of respect and continue to vaccinate YOUR kids.  Just don’t cast a stone!  You never know what could happen. [click to continue…]

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The Other Child…Autistic Siblings…Open Letter to my Daughter

by Brian Cea March 10, 2014

  Good morning my precious baby! Happy Birthday!  8 years ago today your mommy blessed me with a beautiful little girl (YOU!).  Now we were blessed with one of each.  I had a boy and girl and our family was complete.  However, I never knew how true that statement was till now.  

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Diet and the Biomed Approach – What We Do

by zaksdad February 18, 2014

We get asked all the time about the GFCF diet and the biomed approach that we follow.  We assume mostly because of the results we have seen and how well, we believe, Zak has improved over time.  Before I go into it, understand that this was a long process – one that has taken years […]

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5 Websites to Help Navigate Autism

by Brian Cea December 2, 2013

We are always asked what did we do when we first learned that Zak had Autism.  First, we cried – a lot!  Then, we researched. We spent time at the library and some time talking to parents but, and as most of you have come to learn, there is something out there called the internet! […]

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