Day 8 of #TACAAutismActionMonth : Give a sincere compliment to an Autism parent. (Hint: "I don't know how you do it" is not a compliment. They don't know how they do it either; they don't have a choice.) When your child has autism, you have a whole new world to negotiate. IEP's, therapies, medical treatments, insurance issues, and financial planning. Who will be your child's friends? What will happen to them when you die? And all the while, you second-guess yourself, wondering if every decision you are making is the wrong one for your kid.
TACA provides a "Journey Guide" - a book by autism parents for autism parents - when a family joins TACA. They provide educational events for parents, with expert speakers to help parents maximize their child's potential. They provide Coffee Talks and Mentors to give support through networking. They also provide FRIENDS - something that is sorely lacking for many Autism families.
Please consider joining #TeamDeonte so that we can continue to help other families like ours. Thank you!! (And don't forget to give that compliment! 😊) http://2018ff.tacanow.org/TeamDeonte ❤
We are aware, we are tough, we persevere, we get beat by autism, and we beat it too. This year has been an incredible heart wrenching journey Adding a traumatic Brain injury on top of autism. It showed us a toughness we didn't think was possible, it made us stronger, better and more able. I will never give up on my kids. #autism is a suck fest at best. I will walk the ends of the earth to help them. Autism effects 1:42 boys it is the fastest growing most diagnosed neurological disorder and gets .54% of funding by the NIH. #epidemic#autism#autismtough#tacaautismactionmonth
Glutamate is a non-essential amino acid and can either be bound in protein as found in whole commercially unprocessed foods (glutamic acid) or unbound as a free amino acid as found in food additives or resulting from processing (free glutamate, more commonly referred to as MSG). Amino acids are the molecular building blocks of proteins and as these proteins are degraded, the result is the free amino acids, including the neurotoxin/excitotoxin free glutamate (MSG). Glutamate is also the most abundant neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating over 50% of the nervous system, including the sensory system.