ADHD, CoMorbidities, Duh Files

Duh Files: Autism, ADHD Found to Have Overlapping and Distinct Genetic Contributions

Sep 26, 2022 | staff reporter This is a new one to hit my alerts. This is something that the neurodivergent community, as a whole, has been saying for decades and the "experts" just caught up. It further proves that autism and ADHD are genetic. They really need to stop looking for environmental causes. There isn't any.… Continue reading Duh Files: Autism, ADHD Found to Have Overlapping and Distinct Genetic Contributions

Bogus Studies, CoMorbidities, Epilepsy, Quackery

Bogus Study: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Anti Seizure Medication With Risk of Autism and Intellectual Disability

Here we go again. This is just like the Tylenol study, only this time, it's for life saving medication. Studies like these increase public panic. This is mainly because someone who doesn't have proximity to an autistic person does not know that autism isn't a bad thing. These studies look at medical records. They decide… Continue reading Bogus Study: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Anti Seizure Medication With Risk of Autism and Intellectual Disability

ADHD, CoMorbidities, Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Brain Balance/Melillio Method

Brain Balance or Mellio Method have centers all over the world. It is named for Dr. Robert Melillo. He is a functional neurologist. He has been practicing for over 30 years. He focuses on autism, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, tourrettes's syndrome, bi polar disorder and other neurological and mental health conditions. He believes his methods will… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Brain Balance/Melillio Method

Bogus Studies, CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Quackery

Bogus Study: Grand-Maternal Smoking In Pregnancy and Grandchild’s Autistic Traits and Diagnosed Autism

In April 2017, a study was published in Scientific Reports, a NatureResearch publication, suggesting that if a pregnant person smokes during pregnancy, their grandchild would be autistic. Rodent Autism Experiments are Invalid The study introduces rodent experiments. There is a problem with that, non human animals cannot be autistic. The brain chemistry and structure is… Continue reading Bogus Study: Grand-Maternal Smoking In Pregnancy and Grandchild’s Autistic Traits and Diagnosed Autism

autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Hacks, Disabled Parenting

Accommodating Your Magpie Child

Magpie isn't really a type of human but something I call a neurodivergent human who has a compulsion to take shiny and small objects they like. This is named after a species of birds that is known for taking tiny trinkets to their nests. I call it that because when I was talking to a… Continue reading Accommodating Your Magpie Child

CoMorbidities, Disability Hacks, EDS

Disability Hacks: Giving your Squishmallows or other Plushies New Life By Adding More Stuffing

I bought Kayce Pandacorn from Goodwill a few years ago. He was well loved and the stuffing was worn but I love him. Boop was in the facility and she used to call me panda all the time. It was appropriate and $3 was an amazing price. I get most of my Squish from there… Continue reading Disability Hacks: Giving your Squishmallows or other Plushies New Life By Adding More Stuffing

CoMorbidities, Diabetes

Type One Diabetes Can Develop In Adulthood, Know the Signs

Type one diabetes is an autoimmune disease.It is also called juvenile diabetes but it can also develop in adulthood. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you should know I have a son who has type one diabetes. This auto immune disease causes antibodies to attack the insulin producing parts of the… Continue reading Type One Diabetes Can Develop In Adulthood, Know the Signs

ADHD, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Hacks, Growing up undiagnosed

Disability Hacks: How to Get a Free ADHD/Autism Evaluation if You are in the United States

Diagnosis access is almost impossible in the United States. Insurance does not cover, a lot of people are uninsured or the evaluations are just for children. A lot of people are not lucky like I was to get an ADHD diagnosis in the 80's. I was able to get a free free evaluation on Social… Continue reading Disability Hacks: How to Get a Free ADHD/Autism Evaluation if You are in the United States

CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Disability Hacks

How to Disable the Auto-off Function on the Tandem T-Slim Insulin Pump

*Disclaimer: Talk with your endocrinologist before you do this. This stumped our endo and I am happy I found a way to disable this * What Happened A is my 11 year old autistic son. He is also a type one diabetic. He uses the Tandem T-slim x2. It connects with his Dexcom, which is… Continue reading How to Disable the Auto-off Function on the Tandem T-Slim Insulin Pump

ADHD, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Hacks, Disabled Parenting, Sensory Processing Disorder

Having An Automated Smart Home Helps a Disabled Family

I thought what you are all are probably thinking. "Its so expensive, how can they afford that?" We did not do it all at once. It was done a little at time. How We Started Turning Our Home Into a Smart Home I actually did not have a desire to do this until I had… Continue reading Having An Automated Smart Home Helps a Disabled Family