Monday with Maureen: 8 Autism Myths

Do you find yourself having to dispel autism myths often? It’s something I run into all the time. Today’s article highlights some of the more common ones.  

Autism Awareness: 8 Myths (And Realities) About The Spectrum Disorder

By Susan Scutti | Medical Daily

Myth #1: Autism is a form of mental illness.

Reality: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are considered a group of developmental and neurological disorders, as brain scans and studies show that people with an ASD have abnormalities in both brain structure and neurotransmitter levels. (more…)

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Monday With Maureen: Autism & Alternative Medicine

Monday with Maureen

Today I thought I would share an article I came across over the weekend. It highlights a particular hot topic for parents of kids on the spectrum: the challenge of how to best serve our children with the plethora of therapeutic options available.

This article serves as a reminder that no matter the course you’ve chosen, it is never a bad idea to run things by your pediatrician.

Autism and Alternative Medicine: Getting Real About the Benefits and Risks

By Alexandra Sifferlin, Time Magazine, January 11, 2014

With no approved medications to treat autism, more parents are turning to alternative therapies to help their kids. (more…)

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Snow Day, Fun Day! Great Indoor Activities for Kids.

Facebook-Posts-300x300We, as parents, work very hard to establish a routine our kids can count on. ..Quite frankly it helps my kids function at our house. So what happens when the weather wreaks havoc and school is cancelled?

Here are some indoor activities that help kiddos stay focused, calm & entertained.

Salt Dough Creations

Recipe: 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water, 1 cup of flour. Add the 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of flour to a bowl stir in the water adding it slowly – you may not need all of the water. You want the dough to be dry – if it gets sticky add more flour. Knead the dough and then roll out and use as you want. (more…)

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