Simple Social and Sensory-Friendly Games

“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.” ― Heraclitus   If you have a child with special needs, you know that it can be expensive. We were recently reminded of this when our local hospital decided that our medical account had existed for too long. For the …

Six Strategies for Preventing Anxiety and Adrenal Stress in Autism

This is a great article for those of us whose children are on the autism spectrum. Even if you don’t have a child on the spectrum, reading this article is important because as the diagnosis of ASD rises, chances increase that you will need the knowledge contained in this article.

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Autism and Adrenal Stress

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) places the individual, the parents, and siblings under enormous adrenal stress.  Prolonged periods of stress can fatigue your adrenal glands, resulting in biochemical and cellular changes which can affect many body systems, including immune function, blood sugar balance, energy production, thyroid function and hormone balance. The main purpose of the adrenal glands is to respond to stress and is known as the “fight or flight” response. These glands react to every kind of stress whether physical, emotional, psychological, hormonal, thermal, or biochemical.   The function of every tissue, organ and gland in our body is affected by adrenal hormones.


The adrenals are two small glands, each weighing 3 to 5 grams, located above the kidneys, and are composed of two separate functional entities, each responsible for producing and releasing specific stress hormones. The outer…

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