Looking towards the future

As I said before ( I think), my son is a freshman in high school and while his future seems so far away, I know it isn’t . Just today I signed up for a couple of workshops entitled Special Needs Trusts and State and Federal Benefits through a local group called St. Louis Arc to prepare for our future.

Anyway,  it was this article a few days ago that sort of got the ball rolling and led to today’s activities. The article is entitled “Colleges Respond to Growing Ranks of Learning Disabled” by Matt Krupnick at the Hechinger Report. While I don’t know what my son’s future holds, it’s definitely food for thought.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian

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Chloride

I’ve heard the word before but I have to say that I was unaware that it is also a chemical in the human body used to break down food. A recently publish study also shows that it may also play a role in autism. The article is entitled “Autism: Birth Hormone May Control Expression of the Syndrome in Animals” over at Science Daily.

There is also another article on the study entitled “Diuretic May Treat Autism, Study in Rodents Suggest” by Laura Sanders at Science News but unfortunately, the complete article is unavailable. For a brief synopsis of it and a link to the study, click here.

Okay, I just found another article on that study over at the Autism Speaks website entitled “A Potent Diuretic as Autism Treatment“? Check it out.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian

People come in all shapes & sizes

Like a lot of people these days, I’ve been watching the Winter Olympics and so when I saw this story, I knew I have to post it. True, the young man in the story had cerebral palsy rather than autism but in the true meaning of the Olympics, aren’t we all one big family?

The story is “Canadian Moguls Skier Alex Bilodeau Dedicates Gold to Brother with Cerebral Palsy” by Graham Watson over at Yahoo! Now that’s the true Olympic spirit to me.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian