“If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.”
—William Butler Yeats
I started this blog with a two-fold objective: (1) keeping relatives and friends current on Martin’s progress, and (2) providing a resource to other families who are undertaking, or considering, biomedical ASD recovery.
As I’ve read comments left on the blog, sent to FindingMyKid@yahoo.com, and tweeted to @FindingMyKid, and as acquaintances have told me how they are using the blog, that second objective has expanded. I still want to serve families on the ASD recovery journey. But I’m realizing that most every parent is shepherding some journey. There are various disorders (ADHD, food allergies, &c.) apparently stemming, at least in part, from similar causes as autism. And beyond those disorders lie issue upon issue, from bullying to low self-esteem to eating disorders, layered into our kids.
We as parents are just trying to do the best we can, right? We’re covering every base when it comes to our children fulfilling their potential, while at the same time we’re building families and finding balance in our own lives.
It’s no easy task. I hope my little corner of the internet is giving voice to the enormity of parenthood.
You may not have a child with ASD, or a child on this particular recovery path. If what I say resonates with you, it’s because you know troubles of your own. It’s because we’re parents.
I absolutely love reading your blog. We share the same track 2 doctor (who thinks we have much in common) and she shared your info with me. I am rooting for Martin every day (along with so many of “our” kids). I had never heard of HANDLE before reading your blog and I am now looking into Neurological Reorganization for my son, so, thank you! I look forward to hearing more about your journey toward recovery!
Thanks so much for your comment, Aiden’s Mom! It’s interesting that you mention HANDLE; Adrian and I were just talking a couple of days ago about HANDLE, and we agreed that it has been probably the most effective non-biomedical therapy we’ve done for Martin. I write sometimes about Martin becoming more “organized” in his movements. The phenomenon is hard to describe; it’s like, where limbs once were flying in all directions, they’re now staying closer to the trunk and looking purposeful. I believe HANDLE therapy has even affected Martin’s sleeping. He now fidgets less in his sleep and keeps his head near (if not even on!) the pillow. I hope you see the same results in Aiden. I’ll be rooting for him too!
Do you mind if I send you an email with some questions about HANDLE? I am still on the fence about doing HANDLE or Neurological Reorganization.
I also forgot to mention that my son loved your curry lentil pancake recipe. I made it with red lentils (we are low oxalate) and they were delicious 🙂
Yes, of course, please email me! You’ll find me at email@example.com. Talk soon!