Comic Redesigns the Autism Spectrum to Crush Stereotypes

Rebecca Burgess sees a problem with the way many people perceive the autism spectrum. Her resolution? The comic below. The Tumblr user debuted “Understanding the Spectrum” (below), which gets rid of the linear autism spectrum image (i.e. you’re either “not autistic, “very autistic” or somewhere in between) and replaces it with a round spectrum full of several traits or ways the brain processes information. “I …

When My Son’s Meltdowns Seem to Make Time Stand Still

  There’re 24 hours in a day, but it can take just one meltdown to make time stand still. Each meltdown can feel never-ending. My son was having a great day, but within seconds, he unbuckled himself from the backseat of the car and thrust back and forth screaming. I pulled over and tried to help him. I told him to …

This is how sugar allows cancer cells to grow inside your body

While it’s not breaking news that too much sugar in your diet can lead to serious health concerns such as diabetes and obesity, there have been a lot of questions regarding sugars relationship to cancer.  We know that sugar consumption can impact our insulin levels which in turn can lead to chronic disease but… does too much sugar directly cause cancer? …

How to Be A Friend to a Mom with a Child on the Autism Spectrum

We all need friends who get us. But developing strong friendships during the season of motherhood is a task that even mothers of neurotypical children struggle with. When there are developmental issues (such as Autism) involved, having close, positive relationships with others can seem impossible to the average mother . . . unless those of us who can seek to …