Watch “If You Hear One of These Phrases, Stop It Right There!” from Bright Side

https://youtu.be/J_a_249Pyr0

There are 15 tips in this video, and each one exposes a faulty argument. How many have you heard of before? More to the point, how many conversations have one of these errors in them? Does it happen often or seldom to you?

I hope this helps you with your conversations, and hopefully these fallacies don’t happen often. However, if they do you’ll know how to counter their argument.

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Watch “Emotional Release from 10 years of Back Pain, RELIEF with Chiropractic” from Gonstead Wellness

https://youtu.be/lTBIjCA_F7E

If you’ve never experienced the relief you can get from a chiropractic adjustment, this is a great video to watch! A lot of people have never had a chiropractor adjust their spine, but there’s no reason to be afraid.

You can hear how the spine sounds during the adjustment process, but this person was feeling a lot of pain because of an accident she had 10 years ago. During the process of adjustment the chiropractor noticed and adjusted the following: foot, ankle, knee, sacrum 3, thoracic 6, and nose. After the adjustment, she had tremendous emotional release after all of those areas were in proper alignment.

Her coping mechanism was laughing, but each person may have a different way of coping. Each person is different and you should listen to your body so you know what is considered normal after an adjustment. Your emotions will change and that’s to be expected.

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Actually Autistic Blogs List How do you want your blog listed?

Thanks. Unless you request otherwise, your blog will be described as:

Daily Life with Asperger’s Al Kutil; 60s; Dx34; Married; semi-retired; autism research; Wisconsin, USA;

How do (or might) you use the Actually Autistic Blogs List? What might be done to make the list more accessible and useful?

Judy (An Autism Observer)

Actually Autistic Blogs List

On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 1:38 PM Al Kutil <donotreply> wrote:

Name: Al Kutil

Email: gubi411fimi

Website: https://akutil86.wordpress.com/

Have you had any other blogs possibly on the Actually Autistic Blogs List?: I’ve had other blogs but since they don’t mention autism they are unlikely to have included on the Actually Autistic Blogs List. (Please feel free to enter them below if you want me to check anyway.)

** Please list below (by name or URL) any entries that should be removed from the Actually Autistic Blogs List (previous blogs of yours and/or bad links such as deleted, password-protected, or moved blogs).:

How old were you when you received your ASD diagnosis (or realized you were probably Autistic)? It’s OK to specify a range, such as ’20s’, ’18+’ (for adulthood), 18- (for childhood), or ’50+’ (above age 50), etc.: 34

Which (if any) of the labels below would you like to have included in your blog’s description? (Male and Woman are included but not Man or Female so that text searches work properly): Other (please describe in one of the text fields below)

Which co-occurring conditions (if any) do you wish to disclose? See our ‘About the list/Abbreviations’ page (top menu) for examples.: ASD

If want your age included, provide your birth date (month/day/year) below. (This will only be used to update your age annually; it will not be publicly viewable.): 8/6/1957

Do you want your age indicated only by decade (20s, 30s, etc)?: Yes

If you have children, provide below their genders, neurological conditions (Autism, suspected Autism, and/or others), and/or any other information you want included. If you want their ages listed, provide their birth dates (which will not be publicly viewable).: No Children

If you want your relationship status (married, single, divorced, etc.) included, provide it below. Include your partner’s neurological condition(s) (Autistic, etc) if you wish.: Married

What (approximate) percentage of your blog posts relate primarily to autism? Do you have a category or tag for your autism-related posts? If so, what is it? (If you have more than one provide the primary one, with the URL if you know it.): 90%. Occasionally may be of interest to other parents because it relates to education, other disabilities, or advocacy.

What other topics do you blog about often, in decreasing order of frequency? (These will not be included in your blog’s description but may be used later.):

What is your geographical location (as general as you like, preferably including country)?: Wisconsin

What is your current occupation?: Semi-retired

What else would you like included in your blog’s listing (such as frequent blog topics, your ethnicity, strengths, talents, etc.), preferably in four words or less?: Autism Research

If you want your real name included, provide it below.: Al Kutil

Do you want your blog’s listing to link to any other websites (not necessarily autism-focused, but must feature your creative output)? If so, enter their URL’s below.:

Provide below the names or URL’s of any blogs by Autistic bloggers that may not be on the list.:

Do you have any additional comments or suggestions?:

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Please Talk to Your Kids About Disabilities | The Mighty

https://themighty.com/2018/08/please-talk-to-your-kids-about-disabilities/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Media_Partner&utm_campaign=Upworthy

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Anyone can sign up to be a #DisabilityGamechanger

That’s why we need to change the game @skyrhiannon 💪 Anyone can sign up to be a #DisabilityGamechanger here: https://bit.ly/2NhAUKg

Scope added,

Rhiannon MillsVerified account @SkyRhiannon
How can this happen in 2018! New report from @scope shows half of disabled people feel excluded from society. Really eloquent interview with @ShaniDhanda Makes me think is equality legislation really working & how do we change social attitudes? https://twitter.com/skynews/status/1032532720486948864 …

8:29 AM – 23 Aug 2018

Al Kutil
akutil86

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

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autism apps android – Google Search

https://www.google.com/search?q=autism+apps+android&rlz=1C1KYPA_enUS651US651&oq=autism+apps&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.66948j1j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Simple search, powerful results!
Also includes iPad, iPhone, Android, special needs, etc.

Here are a few:

13 apps that support and empower the autistic community – Mashable

Autism Language and Cognitive Therapy with MITA

The Best Autism Apps of 2017 – Healthline

6 Android Apps for Special Needs

11 Expert-Recommended Autism Apps for Kids | Parenting

5 Helpful Android Apps for Autism – Joy of Android

More results
apps for high functioning autism apps for adults

apps for nonverbal autism

free communication apps for autism

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Application of a Ketogenic Diet in Children With Autistic Behavior: Pilot Study

http://mctlift.com.br/site/artigos/24.pdf

Athanasios Evangeliou, MD; Ioannis Vlachonikolis, MD; Helen Mihailidou, MD; Martha Spilioti, MD; Astrinia Skarpalezou, MD; Nikolaos Makaronas, MD; Ahilleas Prokopiou, MD; Panagiotis Christodoulou, MD; Georgia Liapi-Adamidou, MD; Emmanouel Helidonis, MD; Stylianos Sbyrakis, MD; Jan Smeitink, MD

ABSTRACT
A pilot prospective follow-up study of the role of the ketogenic diet was carried out on 30 children, aged between 4 and 10 years, with autistic behavior. The diet was applied for 6 months, with the continuous administration for 4 weeks, interrupted by 2-week diet-free intervals. Seven patients could not tolerate the diet, whereas five other patients adhered to the diet for 1 to 2 months and then discontinued it. Of the remaining group who adhered to the diet, 18 of 30 children (60%), an improvement was recorded in several parameters and in accordance with the Childhood Autism Rating Scale. Significant improvement (> 12 units of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale) was recorded in two patients (pre-Scale: 35.00 ± 1.41[mean ± SD]), average improvement (> 8–12 units) in eight patients (pre-Scale: 41.88 ± 3.14[mean ± SD]), and minor improvement (2–8 units) in eight patients (pre-Scale: 45.25 ± 2.76 [mean ± SD]). Although these data are very preliminary, there is some evidence that the ketogenic diet may be used in autistic behavior as an additional or alternative therapy. (J Child Neurol 2003;18:113–118).

I sent this email to Board Members Nancy Alar, Danielle Tolzmann, Char Brandl, and Erin Finger — from Alvin Kutil
Have you heard of anyone using the ketogenic diet for their autistic children?
What success did they have?
Have any Wisconsin Autism Doctors applied this protocol?

To the best of my knowledge, I am not aware of any doctors having any knowledge or experience in this area.
What experience has any of you had with gluten-free, casein-free, or soy free diets on children or adults on the spectrum?

There is some indication that GABA and glutamate can impact those on the spectrum. Low levels of GABA means a high level of glutamate, which can have an adverse reaction to brain development and sensory problems, and could cause tinnitus in children and adults. The limbic system and temporal area of the brain may be involved, and I would suspect that a SPECT scan could help diagnose potential problems.

SPECT: An acronym that stands for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, a nuclear medicine procedure in which a gamma camera rotates around the patient and takes pictures from many angles, which a computer then uses to form a tomographic (cross-sectional) image.

Definition of SPECT – MedicineNet

Please forward this to the other board members not included in this email!

For those of you who read this email at my News Blog or Autism Blog, please let me know if you have experience with Ketogenic, doctors who are familiar or have studied it and its application to ASD or tinnitus, Please let me know what your results were and whether the ketogenic diet was helpful or not. It would also be helpful if you include doctors involved, the path you took to get to a doctor who could help, and any other helpful information you found that helped your child on their spectrum journey as it relates to glutamate, gluten, casein, or soy sensitivity.

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​After 42 Years In Institutions, A Home Of Her Own


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After 42 Years In Institutions, A Home Of Her Own

A woman with an intellectual disability who has been housed in state institutions for over four decades may finally get a chance to live in the community after a judge ordered her release. Read More >
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Lowe’s Pulling Products Amid Concerns About Disability Ties

Heeding calls from advocates, one of the nation’s largest home improvement stores says it will remove certain products with possible links to developmental disabilities from its shelves.

Lowe’s said late last month it will stop selling paint removal products containing the chemicals methylene chloride, or DCM, and N-methyl pyrrolidone, or NMP, by the end of the year.

Children who are exposed to the chemicals during pregnancy face a higher risk of development issues that can contribute to learning and developmental disabilities, according to advocates

In April, a coalition of groups including The Arc, the Autism Society of America and the American Network of Community Options and Resources, or ANCOR, wrote to Lowe’s chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock asking the company to halt sales of the products.

“Scientific evidence from multiple studies shows that both men’s and women’s exposures to toxic solvents including DCM and NMP are linked to lasting problems with brain development, cognition and behavior in their children,” the groups wrote. “We ask that you take action now to help protect people’s health and lives, especially those of childbearing age, by phasing out the sale of these toxic products within six months or less.”

The Environmental Protection Agency had proposed a ban on the chemicals, but put the plan on indefinite hold last year, the advocacy groups said.

Lowe’s did not specifically cite the disability groups’ concerns in its announcement but said the company is committed to working with the EPA on establishing a consistent industry standard while also encouraging vendors to improve labeling.

The retailer indicated that it already offers several paint removal options that do not contain methylene chloride and plans to add more.

“We care deeply about the health and safety of our customers, and great progress is being made in the development of safer and more effective alternatives,” said Mike McDermott, chief customer officer at Lowe’s. “As a home improvement leader, we recognize the need for viable paint removal products and remain committed to working closely with suppliers to further innovate in this category.”

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Lynn Parramore: How Corporations Groom Kids For Servitude – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZGVR1-4Gqs&link_id=7&can_id=a75ccabdc6ffd6a99113a0019f3e2087&source=email-student-debt-and-deficit-delusions&email_referrer=email_346492&email_subject=student-debt-and-deficit-delusions

​Now I begin to understand why voucher schools contribute to the dilemma of funding our public schools​. I hope no one is offended that I sent this to most board members, but I’m hoping to confirm (or deny) that my school ideas are on the right track. I welcome your input.

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