The Best Christmas Gift of All!

By Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom www.autism-and-treatment.com A huge problem with the holidays is that we exhaust ourselves trying to give our family the perfect day and the perfect gift. My AHA moment that things would never be perfect came during the “Dollhouse Christmas.” That year, I spent several weeks (it seemed liked…

Why Did Ryan D Things He Knew Were Wrong?

Why did Ryan Do Things He Knew Were Wrong?

by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom www.autism-and-treatment.com Although Ryan enjoyed being praised when he did things correctly. He sometimes wanted to get in trouble. It was confusing when Ryan did the wrong thing to get a negative reaction from me, his teachers or his peers. However, over time this peculiar behavior started to…

the first step in winning the war against autism

The First Step in Winning the War Against Autism

by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom www.autism-and-treatment.com This is a guest blog Marcia Hinds did for Kelli Wheeler. Kelli is an award winning family columnist and wrote a book called Momservations: The Fine Print of Parenting. You can read even more of her funny mom observations on the blog on her website www.momservations.com Momservation:  “When you…

Why Can't I Be a Dad Just Like Everyone Else

Why Couldn’t I Just Be A Dad…Like Everyone Else?

By Frank Hinds – Ryan’s Dad www.autism-and-treatment.com I’ve never been an emotional person. I’m a linear, logical, place-for-everything-and-everything in-its-place kind of guy. That served me well throughout Navy ROTC, flight school, and commercial aviation. To say I was ill-equipped to deal with Ryan’s autism may be the understatement of my life. Dealing with autism is…