Hacks for solving Sensory Issues

Are you struggling with sensory issues, bath time and brushing of teeth?

After the 1st step towards the Great Autism Recovery here is the second step provided below. Going organic and following the detox method provided in the 1st step tagged along with the hacks provided below will give great results.

Sensory Issues are sometimes called as sensory processing disorder or SPD, these issues happen because the brain has trouble organizing information from the senses. Children and people with sensory processing issues can be over sensitive to sights, sounds, textures, flavors, smells and other sensory input. Oftentimes it is observed that people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, SPD will tag along with it. Many times they are interrelated.

Sensitivity of this issue can be best explained in this way, imagine yourself being at the busiest airport, train station or being stuck in a traffic jam in a metro city. It is so loud that most of us get headaches and it makes us feel over loaded with the noises around us. So for a person that is on the Autism Spectrum Disorder or Sensory Processing Disorder even your living room is an airport or a train station for them. It might look very calming to you but for the person with ASD or SPD the brains does not support them to filter out the lowest of sounds in their surroundings.

Another example when you go to a grocery store there are sounds of air conditioning or heaters, music going on, some advertisements or announcements running in the background, constant chattering of the people, different smells of people passing by, kids crying, noises of loading/unloading, cars coming and going in the parking lot. Our brains are designed to filter these sounds, smells and it doesn’t bother us most of the times. For people with ASD or SPD it is an overload, they hear all the sounds with the same frequency and intensity. Many times a car passing by, a water shower running, mother talking or a dog barking they cannot differentiate in the frequencies of the sounds all appear to be equally disturbing for them.

When you get ulcers in your mouth, or have sores try to remember how difficult it is to even bear a touch of water while drinking and swallowing. How our mouths are sensitive at those times? Now ASD and SPD feel the same amount of sensitivity a lot of times in their mouths. Hence, there is no point in expecting them to eat what you put in their plates.

It is the same with food, textures, touch and temperatures. They cannot process any of this with ease due to the toxins present in their bodies or a leaky gut and that is why we see them running away or disliking those activities. And that is why all the meltdowns, crying, whining, kicking, biting, self-harming and destructive behaviors. It is difficult for them to process everything, put it into words, express it and equally difficult for us to understand it without them telling us. The people dealing with ASD are truly struggling a lot more than you know/understand within their own bodies.

Even for people who grow typically, you remember the sound of the nails screeching on a blackboard or steel forks/knives being brushed against plates and with some people it is even difficult to bear the sound of a nail cutter cutting nails. You remember how irritating it is. This is how irritating even the normal sounds are for ASD or SPD most of the times.

Here are some simple hacks you can do to help them. All of these hacks have been tried and tested. They have given fabulous results if done regularly.

  • Vibrating/massaging teether, this will give some kind of sensory stimulation and eventually help to reduce the sensitivity. Initially they will resist but day-by-day they will start to accept it. Twice a day for 5-10 minutes. Over time this will also help to reduce the sensitivity towards foods and temperatures. After a couple of months of regular therapy you will see him eat better
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  • Usage of vibrating/sonic toothbrush, again vibrating toothbrushes will give a sensory stimulation leading to reducing sensitivity. Again this will help them to eat and chew better.
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  • Tongue cleaners/scrapper – this is very important in helping reduce the sensitivity issues, develop taste buds better and helping to eat well over time.
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  • Don’t force to chew and eat a lot of different foods. Use tricks like making purees, smoothies, soups, home-made fresh juices (without adding extra sugar) to drink and eat. The texture of the food is very important. Because there is a lot of sensory problem the smoother the texture of the food the easier for them to eat, drink and swallow.
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  • This will help to keep the nutrition level high, detoxify the body and make meal times easier. Above all it will be easier for the person diagnosed with these problems, because it will help them to eat regardless of these problems. Keeping the nutritional value high in turn helping their craving brains to get the essential vitamins and minerals to grow. It is ok if you have to feed them with a spoon for a few months, you will definitely see results.

If the person is not ready to use these things don’t force him/her to use. Get the same things for yourself too and use it in front of him. Show him how much easy and fun it is to use this brush or clean your tongue. It will take a couple of days for you to convince but keep trying it everyday to convince him/her. Eventually he will give in. If your child doesn’t still try then it is completely Ok to hold his/her hand and make him try for a couple of times until the comfort zone is established. You are trying to help and sometimes if you become the villain by making him do things he doesn’t like but will ultimately lead to relax him then it is fine. Don’t be guilty. When we give a badly smelling pill or an injection to a sick child, we know they are not going to like it but still do because in the end it is good for them. So the same logic applies here.

Hacks for Bath time Issue:

  • Always use warm/hot water for bathing. This will send a relaxing wave into the body, thus helping calm the sensory. The best time to give a bath is before bedtime.
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  • Do not take them for showers, as of now many are not capable to take that kind of an input. Ultimately they will but not now. Get a bucket and mug for bathing or a tub bath.
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  • Epsom Salt bath in a tub 1-2 times a week before bedtime. If you don’t have a tub then soak the salts for a few minutes in a bucket of water and use it for bathing. This is one of the top rated detoxification methods.
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All the things mentioned above in this article are really doable. You will see a lot of changes when you put these things in consideration and act upon it. It is definitely a lot of hard work but trust me this hard work pays off really well.

Spread this message by sharing it as much as possible to help. Tag a friend, someone you know or a family member who is looking for answers. Let’s give some hope and positivity to parents and people who really need it at this point of time. Follow us and stay updated. I will be providing a step-by-step guide to complete recovery from ASD or at least getting very close to recovery in my subsequent write-ups.

If you want more information, guidance, treatment options and counseling, we provide services for the same. It is designed to suit every family or person in trouble with ASD. You can email and get in touch with us for more services.

 

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Revealed: The 1st step to the Great Autism Recovery

Dealing with Autism is not an easy task and here we are talking about Autism and its relation with the toxins.

First things first, to start off you have to understand that your child (or the person diagnosed with ASD) cannot handle any kind of toxins. There is a huge relation of toxins and Autism. You can refer to Understanding Autism to understand that how much the body of the person diagnosed with Autism is in distress. Therefore, therapies and diet play the most important role in any kind of health related issues.

Hereafter, once you understand what is wrong then only you will be able to understand what needs to be treated first. Therefore, the first step towards recovery is to try and stop any kind of toxin to enter into the body. Those are toxins through food, through skin and through breathing.

It is been scientifically proved that Autism is a medical condition and can be treated. Just like how a fracture in a bone is a condition and can be treated (as it is not a disease it is a condition) the same way Autism too is a condition and not a disease and can be medically treated. 1000’s of kids are recovering from Autism with the help of right diet, supplements and therapies. If not a complete recovery than at least about 80%-90% recovery.

Our main goal is to first delete any toxins from entering the body and second goal is the clear out or detoxify the body from the existing toxins. Physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social-emotional therapy or any therapy will only work to its optimum if your child is not fighting within the body to deal with the toxins.

Now the question to ask is why the elimination of toxins?

As we are growing with the technology, we are forgetting to take care of our health. Let me explain clearly. There are huge amount of pesticides, insecticides, artificial plant foods and growth hormones that have been discovered and are being injected for 10 fold production of food and dairy items. Plants are being genetically modified, the fodder provided to livestock is also genetically modified or artificial growth hormones are added, which is nothing but toxic chemicals. When a pregnant mother consumes it, it directly affects the fetus and later when babies are born and start consuming this food, they too are exposed to these chemicals. These artificial hormones and chemicals enter your body through the food that is being consumed and enter your brains resulting into a lot of health damage like Autism, Alzheimer’s, Blood Pressure, Thyroid, Diabetes, kidney/liver problems, obesity and many more. There are huge profits involved so obviously this business is not going to stop until there is a huge epidemic. Also, we have come a long way in terms of business and money making at the cost of our health.

So starting now the changes you can to put into action to help the person diagnosed.

Toxins through Food and Drinks:

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  • Eliminate all the GMO (genetically modified) food items from the diet – highest amount of toxins or chemicals enter into the body through the use of genetically modified food item through pesticides, insecticides and growth hormones added to the agricultural produce to increase it 10 times. Hence eliminating it from the food items will help to eliminate the entrance of new toxins
  • Eliminate tap water or even filtered water from the diet for drinking and cooking
  • Eliminate aerated drinks like sparkling water, soda or soft drinks.
  • Eliminate alcohol (if the person is older)
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Eliminating the toxins from entering the body of a person with ASD is one of the most important things to be done. As there is a direct relation of food that is consumed with the brains.

How to replace the GMO food items?

  • To go completely organic. The person diagnosed with ASD should eat and drink only and only organic products. All food items should be organically grown like fruits, vegetables, etc.
  • It would a great option if you could grow vegetables in your backyard or balcony (suitable to weather conditions.)
  • Introducing organic rice, organic meat (if you are a non-vegetarian), organic lentils, organic grains and organic snacks.
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  • Introduce ‘only’ and ‘only’ mineral or bottled water. In today’s day and time water does have some residuals of toxic industrial, environmental and agricultural wastes. Therefore, all drinking water and cooking water should be mineral or bottled water.
  • If you cannot afford mineral or bottled water then the next best option is to filter the water, boil it for 15-20minutes. Let it cool to room temperature and then use for drinking and cooking. Although it will not be as good and effective as mineral water but will be much better than regular water.
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Toxins through Skin:

  • Introduce the Use of Organic soap, shampoos, lotions, scrubs and creams. (If it is expensive for you to buy or not available in the country of your residence, then look it up on Youtube DIY videos and make it at home. It’s the best option)
  • Bathing water again should be boiled and then cooled to a bearable warm / hot water before taking a bath. (Warm /hot water baths will really help for sensory issues)
  • Giving this warm / hot water bath during bedtime is the best option, after a few weeks of doing this you will definitely see the person suffering with ASD sleep much better with it.
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Toxins through breathing

  • There isn’t much you can do to eliminate the toxins in the environment. However, a doable solution is provided below

Oxygen Therapy- This is only applicable to countries where there are suitable weather conditions

  • At least 30 minutes of playtime, or a walk in a Park or garden (full of greenery) 3-4 times a week, early in the morning or late evening whenever there is very less vehicular traffic or less air pollution. Just to breathe in fresh oxygen, will help the body in a great way to detoxify.
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A healthy lifestyle is good not only for people who have been affected with some health issues but also for everyone.

All the things mentioned above in this article are really doable. You will see a lot of changes when you put these things in consideration and act upon it. It is definitely a lot of hard work but trust me this hard work pays off really well.

Spread this message by sharing it as much as possible to help. Tag a friend, someone you know or a family member who is looking for answers. Let’s give some hope and positivity to parents and people who really need it at this point of time. Follow us and stay updated. I will be providing a step-by-step guide to complete recovery from ASD or at least getting very close to recovery in my subsequent write-ups.

If you want more information, guidance, treatment options and counseling, we provide services for the same. It is designed to suit every family or person in trouble with ASD. You can email and get in touch with us for more services.

Why I Started this Movement of Great Autism Recovery

If you have read my earlier articles on Confessions of a Selfish Mother and Why I took medicine in my hands, then you will know my story of how I went to countless doctors for help and no one was there to help me and guide me.

My determination to find a treatment for Autism made me pursue the whole medical side of it. I started researching and experimenting different diets, supplements in the safest amount of dosage and therapies. Studied and studied. My husband was against it initially but I convinced him saying, “Give me a few months and lets religiously try whatever I believe upon. Anyway what was to lose in just trying a diet?” Whenever I added or subtracted into the existing treatment we would notice something new in our child. Miracles after miracles started happening, seizures started going down, eye contact back in 10 days, started pointing towards things, started sleeping well, reduced stim, words started to come, was interested in playing with flashcards. After seeing the results my husband never questioned me and was always on board with me.

I am being honest to the core of my soul; it is not an easy task. I did it with great amount of dedication. Every time there was a low I would ask myself, how badly you want your child to grow out of this situation? How desperately you want your child to enjoy life the way it should be done? And how desperately you want your baby out of the physical pain that is going on due to damaged gut? These sentiments would keep pushing me towards my goals.

I know for a fact, many people do not know that Autism could be reversed like I didn’t know. The mainstream doctors told me that there wasn’t anything I could do about the situation and I believed it for a while. But somewhere my instincts pushed me and did not let me bend down in front of the situation. This movement of ‘Great Autism Recovery’ is for people like me who are strong and determined to take this task of Autism Recovery. It is for those people who want to help and do not have the access to the resources of information, treatments, from where to start and to find the right kind of doctors that could help them.

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So we started volunteering with the families in need of help and guidance. I am a mother who has gone through the pain . I have tried and tested methods that deliver desired results.

We are not showing our face in public. We will ‘only’ show our face if our child wants us to. Currently, our kid is not ready to face the world with the issues we have dealt with. We respect our kid’s decision. Whenever, the time comes and our child will be ready to face the world, we will be in full support. At the same time, as parents we have discovered a lot of combination of therapies working along with a MAPs doctor for our child. We want to help parents figure out the things that worked for us might work for their child too.

Many times parents aren’t aware of therapies and treatments that could help their child and there is no ‘one’ place where you can find complete resources. We are not doctors, but we are well informed parents who want to help other families in similar situation. We did not have any guidance when we first discovered Autism and it was terrible for us to find answers to everything, so ‘Great Autism Recovery’ is our effort to help those families and guide them who are looking for help. We are based in the United States of America. We respect your concerns, and if you respect our privacy then we can move along together.

Spread this message by sharing it as much as possible to help. Tag a friend, someone you know or a family member who is looking for answers. Let’s give some hope and positivity to parents and people who really need it at this point of time. Follow us and stay updated. I will be providing a step-by-step guide to complete recovery from ASD or at least getting very close to recovery in my subsequent write-ups.

If you want more information, guidance, treatment options and counseling, we provide services for the same. It is designed to suit every family or person in trouble with ASD. You can email and get in touch with us for more services.

Shocking Revelation: Why I followed Mommy Instincts and Took Medicine in my Hands?

 

This is a real story of a determined mother to help her child recover. In my earlier write-up about confessions of a selfish mother, I have stated that we went through a hell just to learn about what issues were going on with our child. We went from one pediatrician to another, from one specialist to another and from one hospital to another. We encountered a Gastrointestinal Pediatrician who was so stuck on Celiac disease that he wasn’t even listening to what I was trying to convey or the reason why I went to see him. We were disappointed with the whole medical system and the process that came along with it. It felt like we were the ‘crazy ones’ and may be there wasn’t anything wrong with our child. While no one could figure out what it was, so we thought there wasn’t any medical problem. We didn’t get any answers or help from anyone but for sure they swept our pockets. We left the topic for 6 months but the situation at home started worsening day by day.

Most doctors that I went to weren’t able to give us any solution. In the process we learnt a few important life lessons, which we wish we knew earlier.

  • All doctors are not knowledgeable, they have somehow managed a medical degree but their overall understanding level is extremely limited
  • Many doctors don’t have any idea of what is happening in the medical field beyond their subject of practice
  • You don’t need to follow everything your doctor says
  • Know all the pro’s and con’s of any medication or injection that is prescribed to you
  • Research everything thoroughly before letting it enter your or your child’s body
  • Never follow all doctor’s blindly though some doctors are terrific, they know what they are doing but many are just experimenting on you
  • Follow a doctor faithfully only if you trust him/her completely and have gotten results

Moving forward, anyhow with great efforts we got to finally learn that our son was diagnosed with red flags of Autism. As we researched on the symptoms we understood that our child was doing exactly the same things as an Autistic child does without having to teach him all that or seeing anyone do those things. We didn’t even need an official medical diagnosis, it was confirmed right in front of our eyes with the traits our child was possessing. However, we registered with the Children’s hospital for an official diagnosis. We were on the waiting list of 6 months and in reality we got a call after 9 months of registering with the hospital ‘only’ for a diagnosis.

I took my child for a playdate and saw an autistic child. The mother of the autistic child was in tears. She was just sitting there, watching other kids play with each other and her child just sitting- spinning wheels of a stroller, completely nonverbal, had lost the skills of walking, inability to express emotions, screaming, shouting, crying, in great pain, hurting himself and others with severe meltdowns. My heart went out for the mother and the child going through such an emotional turbulence.

Again I went to my child’s pediatrician if they could tell me if there was a cure for Autism. Repeatedly, I faced disappointment. They did not even point out if there was an alternative medicine that I could try if it helped or anything as such. All my efforts were wasted going to doctors and emptying my pockets. Mainstream Pediatrician did not recommend any treatment or doctors that offered treatments. I didn’t want a life of disability and pain for my child under any given condition. Above all of this, my baby trying to communicate and the brains didn’t support, trying to eat but the hands couldn’t co-ordinate and all those simple everyday tasks that anyone can do with ease but my child couldn’t.

As I was getting turned down each time I went to a mainstream doctor for help, time was running out and the severity of my child’s condition was increasing, I finally decided to follow my mommy instincts and take medicine in my hands. I started researching on cures and treatments if at all that was discovered. Studied papers, books and researches to understand the issues that came along. Stayed awake for days and nights just studying and studying. One by one I started to put my researches into actions and noticed that results started coming. In this whole journey I discovered many therapies that helped my kid to get relief. In the process, I started to volunteer to help families in need. And they also got unbelievable results.

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So, I call out to you, all the mothers, parents and everyone who wants to help the person diagnosed with ASD then you will also have to become your own doctor. When we say we want to treat Autism, we mean we want to help the person get some relief from the pain, from the hurt and be independent. It might sound too good to be true and yes it is true but not easy.

On an ending note, as a child if I fractured my leg, was under great pain, couldn’t walk-run-dance–play with a fractured leg and if my mother wished for me to never have fractured my leg or couldn’t see me in pain and wanted to treat my leg. Then does that mean my mother didn’t accept me, my fracture or wanted to change me the way I was? ‘No’ she just wanted the best for me, wished that I didn’t have to go through that pain and help me treat my fracture. Because it’s not a disease, it’s an injury and you have to treat it to recover from it. Even with Autism, scientifically it is proven that the gut has been injured which causes the brain to dysfunction. If you treat it correctly then there are very high chances to recover from it.

Spread this message by sharing it as much as possible to bring awareness that Autism is a medical condition related to the gut and is treatable. Tag a friend, someone you know or a family member who is looking for answers. Let’s give some hope and positivity to parents and people who really need it at this point of time. Follow us and stay updated. I will be providing a step-by-step guide to complete recovery from ASD or at least getting very close to recovery in my subsequent write-ups.

If you want more information, guidance, treatment options and counseling, we provide services for the same. It is designed to suit every family or person in trouble with ASD. You can email and get in touch with us for more services.

 

This is going Viral: Confessions of a Selfish Mother

Today with great pain in my heart, I am going to share my real story. When our first child was born, that was the best thing that ever happened to us. Everything was fine until about 14 months of age. There was language, imitation, cuddling, hugs, kisses, a lot of laughter and everything that a child should be doing at 14 months of age. After we finished the vaccine schedule, within a few weeks we saw a seizure (at that time we didn’t know it was a seizure), and a terrible one. We had our hearts in our mouth with the way our child passed out in front of our eyes. For a fraction of a second we felt that our whole world had come to an end.

No one in either side of the family had any history of neurological issues, seizures, epilepsy, Down syndrome or any kind of genetic issues. We were very confused as to what happened to our child in that moment.

One by one we starting seeing regressions like complete loss of language and only blabbering remained, mealtimes became war zones, no ability to learn or understand anything, loss of eye contact, no memory, extreme sensitivity to sounds/temperatures/textures/touches/crowd, repetitive actions, terrible meltdowns and seizures reached to a new height everyday. Seizures became the only form of communication. It occurred even in sleep. They became so severe that we witnessed it 3-4 times a day, everyday. We became experts at CPR.

We just failed to understand what happened with our child overnight and couldn’t believe that this was the same child. I visited several times to my child’s pediatricians and kept on complaining that there was something really different and haunting. Every time the doctors would send me home with a handout saying it was long breath holding spells and nothing else. But we could clearly see, it wasn’t what the doctor was saying. Anyone as in family, friends or acquaintances who witnessed our child’s seizure would be so disturbed that they weren’t able to sleep for a couple of days. They would say, “We pity you mamma.” Some close friends said, “Might be you should see a Neurosurgeon.”

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We failed again to understand that why going for groceries, taking a shower or simple chewing and swallowing was such a nightmare for our child? We couldn’t go out for parties, social gathering, dinners or movies. Especially, when I saw kids younger than my child, who could easily do everything a child, should be doing at his or her age, I would slip under depression. I very well remember those sleepless nights, those unstoppable tears, that anxiety, that worry and restlessness regarding my child’s situation.

I have lost the count of how many doctors, nurses, specialists and hospitals I approached for help. I am being completely honest here, first of all those so-called medical professionals couldn’t even quantify what was wrong with my child. Then an acquaintance out of nowhere suggested that my child needed evaluation and therapies to grow normally. I can’t express how offended I felt when I heard the words like ‘grow normally.’

We waited for 2 months to get an appointment for evaluation. At the end of evaluation they broke out the word, “It’s Autism.” I had never imagined even in my wildest dreams that this could happen to our child. My whole world turned upside down, I broke down into tears in front of all the therapists, evaluators and case manager. My husband held my hand but tears still kept rolling down my cheeks.

We started looking for the symptoms of Autism, thinking may be the evaluator was wrong. But to our heart’s misery she was right to the core. It was extremely difficult for us to accept it. We accepted Autism but still continued to believe that our child was perfect. We decided to look for a solution and make our child independent.

The strongest decision that we took a week after we found out the truth, “We will never give up on our child and never tell anyone about our problems.”  The ‘only’ reason for that is, we never want our child to be judged for the shortcomings or failures on the basis of Autism and secondly we don’t want to attach it to our child’s name for the rest of the life, let our child decide if anyone needs to know. I have become selfish for my child’s identity. My only determination and drive is my child’s recovery.

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My child is a piece of my body and there is no one on this earth that has made me fall in love so mad and deeply as my baby. So go judge me as much as you want, I am selfish for my child’s well-being and independency. I have gone to such unimaginable extents of hard work that people thought I was crazy. I battled with my fears and uncertainty.

If you feel my story is worth a share then spread this message by sharing it as much as possible to help give hopes to people in similar situation. Tag a friend, someone you know or a family member who is looking for answers. Follow us and stay updated. I will be providing a step-by-step guide to complete recovery from ASD or at least getting very close to recovery in my subsequent write-ups.

If you want more information, guidance, treatment options and counseling, we provide services for the same. It is designed to suit every family or person in trouble with ASD. You can email and get in touch with us for more services.

 

04 Exposed: Doctors won’t tell you the Cure

 

A shocking reality that I have witnessed and very sadly stating it here is that most regular pediatricians or doctors won’t even consider that there is a treatment available for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Secondly, some doctors are so ignorant that they haven’t even heard of treatments. It is so blue that mothers, family member or friends who are so determined to kick autism in it’s butt have to take medicine in their own hands.

Autism Spectrum Disorder, commonly known as ASD is a wide spectrum disorder. Earlier we have discussed about understanding Autism, its causes and why is it so important to accept the truth about your loved ones? Moving further down the road we are trying to figure out if there is a cure for Autism. Let’s get straight to the point. The bad news is that there isn’t a cure for Autism. But the good news is there are long term treatments available which can lead to a cure, complete recovery or getting very close to recovery. When we use the words like ‘cure’ or ‘recovery’ we mean losing the traits or symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder and try to help them live an independent life in all the areas of life.

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There are loads of treatments that have been discovered by specialized doctors, researchers and surprisingly parents, who badly want to help people suffering from Autism. Another important factor to be considered is that most of the time it’s upon the family members, guardians or close friends of the affected person to choose, if they want to help the person who has been diagnosed or don’t want to help. They can very well stay in denials, argue and debate that Autism is not curable, it’s not a disease and people diagnosed with it are going to stay the same all their lives. Or may be with time things might get a little better. I am going to be straight in your face and tell you, that ‘you’ as a parent, family or a friend have a lot of power in your hands to help the person diagnosed. There is no doubt about it that there is a lot of hard work, dedication and consistency required when you take up this tremendous task of helping someone with ASD.

Please understand that this is a long process and needs great amount of devotion, patience and persistency. You will not see any overnight changes but will definitely see improvements that will give some relief. You will see progress day by day slowly and steadily depending on the severity. The right kind of treatment has witnessed kids losing all symptoms related to ASD especially if the kid is below the age of 5. Some recover 100%, some close to 90% and some even less than that. The point I am trying to make is getting ‘the right treatment.’ It is upon you to decide if you want a life for your loved one that is fully dependent on someone for the rest of their lives or a few years of tireless efforts from your end with long term benefits.

I would like to share a simple story to explain my point here. When you use a treadmill, you are walking or running on it. You put all your energy and keep running endlessly day and night, do you think you are going to land anywhere (in terms of distance or destination) besides losing your energy and fats? The answer is ‘No.’ No matter how much you run on it you will still be in the same place as you started. And then you say, I am doing everything that I can but still no relief. Also, please let me make a clearer stand; I am not at all trying to derogate your intentions or efforts towards helping yourself or someone in need for ASD. I am not saying that you aren’t helping or doing enough. All I am attempting is to connect the dots. No matter whatever you try it might not give you the desired results if it’s not done the right way or if the right kind of treatment hasn’t been chosen. In any which ways, you are already trying everything you can, then why not in the right direction?

And I am so sorry mommies it is not your fault. I know whatever you are able to do you are doing all that is in your reach. I have been in that place, I have gone through that pain and I have been in that ignorance with no idea as to how to move forward and in which direction. The only driving force for me was my determination for my child to live an independently and a fully functioning life in all aspects. Never give up and yes there are treatments and therapies that have been discovered to help people diagnosed with ASD. A lot of treatments if followed religiously then they definitely work. On an ending note, I would like to say that there is hope and I am here to give it to you.

Spread this message by sharing it as much as possible to give hope and help save our future generation. Tag a friend, someone you know or a family member who is looking for answers. Let’s give some hope and positivity to parents and people who really need it at this point of time. Follow us and stay updated. I will be providing a step-by-step guide to complete recovery from ASD or at least getting very close to recovery in my subsequent write-ups.

If you want more information, guidance, treatment options and counseling, we provide services for the same. It is designed to suit every family or person in trouble with ASD. You can email and get in touch with us for more services.

 

03 Why is it important to accept the truth about your loved ones?

“Acceptance” literally means as the act of taking something that is offered. We all want to be accepted in our lives by everyone around us. If someone disapproves of us or tries to change the way we are then it pinches and makes us feel uncomfortable. It’s obviously nothing different for people who are differently abled. Generally, we don’t even like to communicate or be around people where we don’t feel accepted.

Let’s talk about Autism here. In my researches, I have found that when people find out about Autism then the first reaction is to not accept it. Many a times, people especially parents of little kids are in the phase of denial for a very long time. They are not ready to accept that they or their child is not what they had expected to be.

Usually it’s always the mother of the child who will notice if her child is growing differently than other kids of his/her age. I would like to share a few stories here that I experienced when I worked closely with families going through this denial phase.

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A mother shared, “When my child was around 14-18 months I started to see that there was something different about him. I told my husband but he was not ready to accept and said that it wasn’t right for me to compare my child with someone else. I should let him grow at his pace. When I told my parents and a few friends they said I was being that competitive and pushy mother who forced her child to grow.”

She added, “I lost 6 months of time just to convince my husband to get our son at least evaluated by a doctor.”

 Another mother pooled in, “My husband and friends said, our son will be fine, don’t compare and will grow out of it. And I kept saying no, I wasn’t comparing but there was obviously something different about my son.” Further she said, “It took over a year for me to convince my husband for changing the diet of our son, in order to treat him.”

A third family shared that “Our son got 7 vaccines within 3 days and I immediately told my husband that our son wasn’t the same child as he was before the vaccines. My husband took over 6 months to get where I was.”

 So let me tell you that staying in denial doesn’t solve the problem. Accepting that you, or your child has Autism or any other issue and immediately acting upon is going to solve your problems. The time wasted in denial could very well be used towards the treatment. Parents please come out of this bubble. Just for your own comfort level and your expectations you cannot spoil the future of your child. I know it’s difficult to accept the truth but it’s much more lighter than carrying the burden of struggle. Once you accept the truth about Autism, it will be challenging in the beginning. But with passing time you will be surprised to be at more peace than struggle. Acceptance is Peace. And this peace of mind will lead you towards being stronger. It’s important to accept the truth so that you don’t lose out on the time.

Be strong, accept it and positively move towards solving the problem. Also, accepting doesn’t mean you have to keep reminding yourself everyday about the problem or announcing to the whole world about it. You could very well keep it to yourself and still believe in your child and all that he could be like you have always done. You never know, your belief; positive energy and faith could lead you to a great path of recovery.

Now accepting that you or your child is suffering from a lot of discomfort and attempting to cure is not trying to change the person you are or your child is. We are stressing on healing. It’s just like we try to heal from any other disease to being a healthier human being. Acceptance is moving a step closer to “The Great Autism Recovery” (www.greatautismrecovery.com)

Spread this message by sharing it as much as possible to help save our future generation. Tag a friend, someone you know or a family member who is struggling with acceptance issues. Let’s give some strength and positivity to parents and people who really need it at this point of time. Follow us and stay updated. I will be providing a step-by-step guide to complete recovery from ASD or at least getting very close to recovery in my subsequent write-ups.

If you want more information, guidance and counseling, we provide services for the same. It is designed to suit every family or person in trouble with ASD. You can email and get in touch with us for more services.