Coming to Terms with the need for Medicine

No matter how many times I flirt with disaster and cause heartache on those closest to me, I still struggle with the understanding that medication management is necessary in maintaining a healthy life even though the side effects are at times rough.

COVID Is Telling Me To Re-Tool and Re-Build

Jumonville Cross on a Summer Day

Now, I am slowly in the process of forgiving others. I have come to realize that people don’t put me in situations, but the end result is how I handle it. Reading the Bible has come a healthy thing of my recovery and is essential to starting my day in a positive way.

Adulting: Having Your Own Space

My Temporary Room

In gaining my skills to regroup for the next chapter in my life, I have made the decision to do a blog series on Adulting. The eighth installment is creating your own space for you or an autisic, an esssential element in any autistic's life.

The Changing of the Clock

As a child, I never struggled with Daylight Savings time, because I either prepared for it by my family, or I just never noticed it. Nonetheless, in recent years, it has been harder and harder to overcome the change, yet I look forward to the time change in the spring, as it brings forward a … Continue reading The Changing of the Clock

Wide awake: Why children with autism struggle with sleep

Bramli was giving the stink eye to the grown-ups in her room, shooting resentful glances their way. Around 7:30 p.m. on a warm June evening, daylight was fading outside her home in Morgan Hill, California. A 5-year-old with curly brown hair, Bramli was dressed in pink-and-green pajamas and rigged from head to toe with more … Continue reading Wide awake: Why children with autism struggle with sleep

How treating sleep may ease all forms of autism

Listen to this story:https://webplayer.spokenlayer.net/0.1/webplayer.js In a clinic I run at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), I see children who have various genetic syndromes associated with autism. These children have a wide range of features, including intellectual disability, language problems and seizures. But they have one thing in common: poor sleep.The inability to fall or … Continue reading How treating sleep may ease all forms of autism