Changing the World for our Children Keeps Them on Autism Island Longer

Changing The World For Our Children Keeps Them On Autism Island Longer

by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom Our family’s orientation to the world changed with Ryan’s autism. Our new normal would have been anyone else’s nightmare. We never seemed to realize how bad the situation had become. We were simply too busy trying to survive to do anything else. We already became desensitized…

Why do Kids with Autism Act Out and are Sometimes Aggressive

Why Do Kids With Autism Act Out And Are Sometimes Aggressive?

by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom Many of our children are extremely intelligent, even though it is sometimes hard to recognize because of their communication issues. It may look like the lights are on and nobody is home, but usually that is far from the truth. They are IN THERE and hearing every…


Don’t We Love the Holidays? And Why Are Everyone Else’s Kids Always Perfect?

By Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom Here is your holiday pep talk and the best way to survive and enjoy this stressful time of year! There is really only one rule you have to remember.  Rule # 1 – When you go someone’s house to “celebrate,” do not talk to any friends and…

grandma could fix anything except autism

Grandma Could Fix Anything … Except Autism – Guest Blog by Dr. Melinda Sharma of Autism Spectrum GPS

 by Dr. Melinda Sharma A note from Marcia.. Dr. Sharma is the one I turn to whenever I have a question concerning our children’s immune system or anything medical.  Melinda has a PhD in immunology and microbilogy and is probably the smartest woman I have ever met. But more than that, Melinda is an…

A True Horror Story

A True Horror Story – Guest Blog By Marcia Hemstreet

by Marcia Hemstreet  And Here’s  Marcia Hemstreet… Imagine this scenario: You suspect there is something medically wrong with your heart. So you go to the doctor, and would probably expect him or her to start a treatment plan involving medical tests, medications and possibly adjustments to your diet. But what if that doctor said, “I’m…