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

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

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ABA, ADHD, autistic culture, Growing up undiagnosed

Intelligence Tests Given to Children are Unreliable and Ableist

It is no secret that I was diagnosed with ADHD as a 6 year old. They did a whole battery of tests. I remember them, vaguely. It is also no secret that I was an abused child. Today, I found out they both have everything to do with each other. Today, in a Facebook group… Continue reading Intelligence Tests Given to Children are Unreliable and Ableist

In The Media

Mask wearing post-pandemic? Pediatric hospitalizations down due in part to mitigation

Mask wearing post-pandemic? Pediatric hospitalizations down due in part to mitigation by Stefany Valderrama  Monday, April 5th 2021 PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — New studies are emerging showing public health measures implemented due to the pandemic may be spurring the notable decrease in pediatric hospitalizations linked to respiratory illnesses. "Three of my kids are autistic, three… Continue reading Mask wearing post-pandemic? Pediatric hospitalizations down due in part to mitigation

ADHD, CoMorbidities, Disabled Parenting, Sensory Processing Disorder

COVID Testing with Autistic Children and Karens Don't Mix

In this current society, COVID 19 makes things a little more difficult. We have to keep our families safe while safeguarding their mental health at the same time. It is public knowledge that COVID had its visit in my household.  In lieu of waiting hours in a car with my 6 children in two different… Continue reading COVID Testing with Autistic Children and Karens Don't Mix

Problematic Professionals, Problems

Problematic Professional: MARIE KATARIINA CHEOUR GORDON

 Marie Katariina Cheour Gordon is a dual United States/Finland citizen. She was born on October 16, 1965. She is married to Horatio Gordon. Her US residence was in Parkland, FL. Parkland is in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale is located in Broward.  No one would have heard of her if she did not infiltrate an autistic… Continue reading Problematic Professional: MARIE KATARIINA CHEOUR GORDON

autistic culture, Growing up undiagnosed

Do Not Underestimate What Your Child Can Do

A good friend showed me this video earlier today. It is about a high school student that was told that he was not allowed in the business program simply because he has ADHD. The principal who was speaking to him was worried that the student would bring the test scores down. He wanted to keep… Continue reading Do Not Underestimate What Your Child Can Do

Quackery

Quackery Exposed: MNRI

MNRI is the Masgutova Neuroensensimotor Reflex Integration. MNRI is a technique consisting of an assessment of dysfunctional primary motor reflexes and a treatment based on a series of repeated basic and variant exercises. "It helps the body get organized on a very deep level. You have better body organization" In other words, certain movements and… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: MNRI

Disabled Parenting, Growing up undiagnosed

Careful when Parenting an Autistic Child. Destruction of Their Property Can be Traumatic

There is the right way to parent and there is the wrong way. Making the child scared of you is not the way to parent. Your child will cut all ties off with you when they are tired of the abuse.  When someone destroys something you love, you would be upset. When it is done… Continue reading Careful when Parenting an Autistic Child. Destruction of Their Property Can be Traumatic

Quack Supplements, Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Brillia

  Brillia is a homeopathic remedy that is being marketed to autistic and ADHD children. They say its been available for almost 10 years with great success and history supporting its efficacy and safety. What they do not mention is that they have dangerous side effects proven in an independent study. Because it is considered… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Brillia