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All Autism…all the time.

StimTalk is here for you–24/7–just like autism. To teach and share information. To listen and support. To give you options. To give you hope.

It’s occasionally philosophical –designed to make you stop and think. But mostly, it’s a whole lot of rambling on the realities of daily life–the good, the bad, and the ugly–designed to make you laugh, or cry, or at least feel less alone.

It’s for parents who need to vent to others who actually understand  what loving and living with a child with autism is really  like.  It’s a non-judgmental community that’s here for you– whenever you can steal a few moments for yourself.

It’s for parents willing to explore and discuss the behavioral, medical, and/or holistic options available to improve their child’s quality of life.  It’s for parents who dare to hope for recovery and who are willling to sacrifice to pursue that dream.

With StimTalk, you are covered from head-to-toe. We’ll fill your head with knowledge, lend you a shoulder to cry on, “high-five” you when you celebrate your child’s milestones, and–once we know you real well–kick you in the butt when you need it.

So… until you can get away from autism… you can StimTalk.

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1. LAURA - December 25, 2008

I am sure you wanted to run out that moment and buy that batcave if you haven’t purchased it already! That’s such a wonderful story.. here’s to more of those magical moments.. they give us such hope!

2. MOMSBLESSINGS - December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! I picked the name Moms blessings because of the 3 wonderful ones I have…my husband who always sticks by my side through the ups and downs, for my wonderful little boy who has autism, and for his brother who understands him more than we do sometimes, and always protects and supports him. I don’t know what I would do without them!

hopeauthority - December 26, 2008

YOU are truly special for many reasons, but what illustrates it best is that you included your husband in your blessings. Many of us either feel the same but take them for granted, or we just can’t stand them!

3. hope4mygirl - December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!!!!! I feel that I DO take my husband for granted ALOT w/ all that I have to deal with on a day to day basis! I think MOMSBLESSINGS is an influence on all of us!!!! I chose the name “hope 4 my girl” because I finally left behind my “depression of autism” and realized that there REALLY IS hope 4 my girl!!!! This website is awesome in that it’s a place to come and read and dare I say it………….HOPE FOR RECOVERY!!!!!!! Thanks so much for all the hard work you did to form this website!!!!

4. Barbara - January 18, 2009

Hi,
I am new here but have a question. Has anyone had severe reactions to almond milk? Our grandson has been GFCF for a while and we have seen some real gains. We keep reading about problems with soy for some of our children, so the kids (my son and daughter-in-law) have replaced B’s soy milk with almond milk to hide some of his meds in. But the school has noticed changes (defiant, OCD) and this weekend he was just uncontrolable, tantrums, stimming and more physical then I have ever seen him in terms of poking at his grandfather’s face. The almond milk is the only diet change. If anyone has had similar problems with almond milk I would really appreciate hearing about it. It just seems like we have lost all the gains we were making with him.

5. hopeauthority - January 19, 2009

Hi Barbara:
My son has a similar reaction to almond flour, not because it is a nut reaction (he can eat pecans, peanuts, cashews) but because he can not tolerate many foods that are high in either salicylates and/or phenols…and almonds are one of them. It takes MANY DAYS for his behavior to return to his version of normal. If it is a salicylate issue, I’d keep a food journal to see if he’s reacting to other items in that family.

If the almond milk was not home-made, check the label to see if he may be reacting to something else in it, like a preservative or coloring or flavoring.

Hang in there. I bet you’ll see those gains return soon.

6. hopeauthority - January 19, 2009

And Barbara: There is always the chance that he is allergic to almonds and/or other nuts, so you may want to check that out with a doctor, especially before giving peanuts.

Good luck and stop by anytime.

7. Barbara - January 19, 2009

Hi,
I don’t think there are any other phenols/salicytes in his diet, and we are keeping a poops and diet journal. I tend to suspect the almond milk. My son and dil were using it moderately they thought, but this may be one of those any amount is too much. Also could be withdrawal from soy — he has never been off totally off soy since birth (yeah, started with his formula). Is it just me or has soy lechitin become almost as prevalent as msg + gluten? This is his first regression, and it is so frightening to see all the old odd behaviors come flooding back. Thank you so much for the information and encouragement. I’ll keep you posted. Barbara

8. Olive Wolfe - April 1, 2011

Tracey,
Great to chat today.

Full support for the BLUE day awareness of Autism.
Will send some articles for this blog.

9. Howard Wright D.M.D. - December 20, 2011

One of the worst things is when I would get all frustrated trying to get my son or daughter to brush their teeth!!! Well I just invented a color changing toothpaste that kids love and its all changed.
I am a retired dentist and after 10 years of work, I have just invented the world’s first color changing toothpaste. Yes, color changing and it’s healthy, and works great (kids brush 5 times longer) and it is made in USA and it is FDA approved. Parents love it too because it puts an end to the all the fights in the morning and at night. Can I send you a tube to try review and report on? I think your readers and their kids will love it. Check out the video at http://bit.ly/v8U6VO or our website at vortextoothpaste.com We are a family owned toothpaste company that is trying to make wholesome, effective, healthy and fun toothpaste for kids that really works.
Just email us at vortex@vortextoothpaste.com and I will send you a sample.
Thanks
Dr. Howard Wright D.M.D.

hopeauthority - December 30, 2011

Dr. Wright: I will request a sample of your toothpaste and will review it. While the ingredients list has positive points like natural grape flavor and no SLS, it does contain artificial colors including RED DYE and other dyes which are not allowed on many autism diets like the SCD and Feingold Diets. It also contains xantham gum, which is derived from corn and is not legal on the SCD, as well as other sweeteners, which, while natural are questionable on the SCD. But since not everyone on tis site is on an autism diet, and tooth-brushing is a challenge for many on the spectrum, I am passing along your information.


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