Stories From the Heart: Can Food Sabotage Your Child’s Progress?

In the mid-1980s, I conducted a study on food sensitivities and their effects on ADD/ADHD symptoms. After testing the patient for delayed food sensitivities, the study consisted of two phases: The Avoidance Phase, in which the offending foods are avoided for six weeks. The Challenge Phase, in which the excluded ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Educating and Empowering Myself and Others

My three year old son, Tafari, has come a long way since he was diagnosed with Autism in early 2009. Though I do give myself credit for his development and progress, I give even more credit to the similar families in the Autism community who have helped us along the ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Transitioning Planning

Have You Considered Health Issues? In the “ideal world” transition planning should be a part of every Individualized Educational Program in every grade level. Parents with students that have special health needs are constantly trying the balance their child’s health needs and educational needs.  In the Individualized Educational Program there ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: It Sounds Like Corn

From the time my son was born, I looked forward to the time when he was old enough to go hunting and fishing with me.  As a father and an outdoorsman, having a son meant that I would have someone to share those experiences with. In my family, I was ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Little Billy

It is September and I receive a phone call from the school board offering me a position to assist with the integration of a five year old boy into the kindergarten classroom.  He is part of the Autistic Spectrum, as he was diagnosed autistic at the young age of 2, ..Continue Reading