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When help ends

Posted by theothersideofnormal on June 18, 2012 in autism, coping skills |

    When help ends, autistic young adults must find their own way By Jessica Fleming jfleming@pioneerpress.comtwincities.com Posted:   06/16/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT Video from the St. Paul Pioneer Press | TwinCities.com.   Jake Brasch, 19, is reflected in his bedroom mirror as he speaks with his mother, Dawn, at their Chanhassen home last month. Brasch, […]

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Ever felt defeated?

Posted by theothersideofnormal on June 8, 2012 in autism, coping skills |

          Well, I have.  And I’m going to be very honest here. After a full moon and a few rough days, I’ve literally felt defeated. Autism 364.  Me 1. So what’s my coping mechanism? Well that’s a loaded question… You see, it’s a hard reality when you read all around you […]

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Did you know? (part 2)

Posted by theothersideofnormal on June 7, 2012 in autism, Go Green |

          Asthma was once a very rare disease. Now the condition is extremely common, the asthma rate has tripled in the last 20 years with nearly 30 million Americans currently afflicted. [Source: Consumer Federation of America, 1997] In one decade, there has been a 42% increase in asthma (29% for men, […]

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Did you know? (part 1)

Posted by theothersideofnormal on June 5, 2012 in autism, Go Green |

            Since 1950, at least 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and dispersed into our environment. Only a fraction of these have been tested for human toxicity. We are, by default, conducting a massive clinical toxicology trial, and our children and their children are the experimental animals. [Source: Herbert […]

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