Here’s the way I see it (plus some information on a recent study on genes). Let’s approach the question differently. What does NOT cause autism? I have long held the belief that the MMR vaccine did NOT cause my son’s autism. I believe there are over 200 studies that debunk the idea that the MMR vaccine causes autism (sorry, Jenny McCarthy, you backed the wrong … [Read more...] about What Causes Autism?
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“Autistic” verses “Has Autism” Here’s an interesting take on the discussion is it “autistic” or “has autism?” What’s the take? Which way is better, saying “autistic” or “has autism?” Are both of them okay? Or neither? The linked article discusses the Identity First term (autistic) vs. the Person First term (with autism). The article points out that most people … [Read more...] about “Autistic” verses “Has Autism”
There are several easy ways to memorize all 50 states and their capitals. Regardless if you are a fifth-grader learning them for the first time or an adult refreshing your memory, the techniques are the same. Each technique requires a certain amount of concentration. The harder you concentrate, the quicker you’ll have the list locked into your memory. Song technique- … [Read more...] about Easy Ways to Memorize All 50 States and Their Capitals
What provoked this “talking to strangers” conversation with my children? It was months ago when a high risk pedophile moved about a mile from our family. The man charged had kidnapped a child and harmed him. As a community we were scared and upset. We started petitions to help tighten Vermont laws that allowed these offenders into our state and neighborhoods. They faded. … [Read more...] about Learning About Strangers – Educating Our Children Without Scaring Them
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. - Minot J. Savage Every year, at the end of May, we take a day to honor those who have died for our country. Memorial Day is more than backyard barbecues - it's a time to reflect and remember the approximately 1.3 million soldiers, not including those missing in action or wounded, … [Read more...] about Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Served