Category Archives: Hot Button Topic

Top 4 Favorite Posts Regarding Medication

Medication is a hot button topic. As Daniel and I were making our decision regarding medication, these were my favorite posts. These are not in any particular order: Life with Aspergers: The Drug Bandwagon – I love reading Gavin Bollard. … Continue reading

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The Connecticut School Shooting and Autism

Yesterday, a 20 year old man walked into an elementary school and killed 20 children and 6 adults. The story is heartrending and tragic beyond discription. My heart aches for the parents and families of those who died. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Should I Tell My Son He Has Aspergers?

Thanks to my friend and fellow Aspergers mom at Meet Chaz for linking to an article by another Aspie John Robison, “When Should You Tell a Child They Have Asperger’s?”. I like his practical and common sense approach. He focuses on … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Learned Helplessness…

Last night, Daniel’s progress report finally made it into my hands… several weeks late. It was late because Daniel didn’t want me to see it. The news wasn’t all bad. In three classes his grade had actually improved. However, in … Continue reading

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Hope for Daniel’s Dyslexia

In addition to Daniel’s Asperger’s Syndrome, he also has very severe dyslexia. Reading has been the hardest part of his academics by far. His reading teacher worked with him diligently through elementary school. She is now his tutor and has continued … Continue reading

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Is Aspergers a Mental Illness?

Monday, I was listening to a talk show on NPR. I don’t remember what talk show but I do remember the topic, Geriatric Psychiatry. They were discussing how the diagnosis and even the manifestation of mental illness changes as a … Continue reading

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Video Game Addicition – Part II the study and conclusion

NOTE: I intended to have this up last Saturday. However, with my new job and a very busy schedule. I over-committed this week. From here out, I will be trying to write at least once a week and twice a … Continue reading

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