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August 1, 2012

And now it is officially official. The twins are on the Autism Spectrum.

What do we do?

Well we keep to our guns and stick to Paleo. We keep up the supplements such as magnesium, GABA, vitamin C/B, and omega 3.

We are swimming, doing gymnastics once a week, and learning to play the drums.

What else can we do?

I don’t know. I’m researching, looking for ways to ensure their educational future is the best it can possibly be, and that their ability to concentrate and achieve their best can improve.

Some days you just blame yourself. You wonder what it was that triggered this. I read today that low thyroid levels have possibly added to it. Thanks for that, there’s one bit of stress added. Then another says its environmental. Well we’re doing everything we can to eliminate that as a factor. Then another says it’s purely random… Who knows?

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Kellybamboo permalink
    August 1, 2012 7:18 pm

    Do your kids take vitamin d? On the vitamin councils website there are some articles about kids with autism improving with vit d supplementation.
    http://Www.vitamindcouncil.org

    • Natalie Hatch permalink*
      August 1, 2012 9:16 pm

      I will have to look into it, thanks Kelly.

  2. August 2, 2012 4:34 pm

    Don’t beat yourself up about the diagnosis – nobody knows what the ’cause’ is. It seems to be diagnosed more and more but whether that means it is more prevalent or just more diagnosed, who knows?. You said their diet has improved them out of sight, so keep at it (not that I expected you to not lol). Homeschooling is something to keep in mind if school isn’t able to meet their needs.

    • Natalie Hatch permalink*
      August 2, 2012 6:21 pm

      Ah but finances mean we can’t homeschool, at least not for the next few years, unless my books sell millions… one can dream.

  3. Jacqueline Wetselaar permalink
    November 10, 2012 9:36 pm

    Hi Natalie

    I have a child with special needs – so I’ve done a lot of reading … hers is more on the dyslexia side, but I found these books which may be useful to you?

    http://www.waldorfbooks.com/special-needs/autism

    I don’t homeschool my child, she goes to a mainstream Waldorf school, but I do spend a lot of time on homework with her and extra stuff that helps her to learn. Funny thing is I’m learning a lot from it too.

    Oh and we both follow a Paleo Diet, although I do allow her to “cheat” as she’s just a child and she doesn’t always understand.

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