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Alicia D

United States
I am the mother of 4 girls, my oldest being a teenager with severe autistic spectrum disorder, severe-profound cognitive impairments, and a seizure disorder. Though currently I am a stay-at-home Mom, (and aspiring writer) I have my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology and have worked extensively with the developmental disabled population, with parent training in behavior management , and with...

Karen W. Facebook

I am a writer, wife, mother and advocate of three African American boys, 2 of whom happen to have Aspergers. My two Asperger sons are in their adolescent years at ages 12 and 15. My writing is a therapeutic release and an opportunity to look at our family challenges, with humor and grace. It is my hope that my stories educate others about what it's like to live with Aspergers -how it shows...

Julie Daniluk

Julie Daniluk hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that highlights the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition by using unique groups such as bikers, dragon boat racers and ballroom dancers to challenge their taste buds with nutritious foods. Julie is excited that her show was chosen to be part of OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network). Similar to Oprah’s book...


London, United Kingdom
I'm a mum of six-year old twin girls, one of whom has an autism diagnosis with ADHD tendencies and challenging behaviour. I've started a blog about my experiences with autism, to help connect with others in the same situation and to raise awareness of autism generally. I have several hundred followers on Twitter, most of whom have no connection with autism and have a had a lot of positive...

Michelle Halls Patient Expert

United States
My son was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD at the age of 5. My blog is about our journey through alternative therapy approaches for Autism. That led us to the gluten free, casein free (GFCF) diet. This diet is a major challenge, made tougher because we live in a small rural community in central Canada. The blog includes recipes, frugal ideas, product reviews and general information about how...

Kim O. Patient Expert

I'm a wife, mother of two and Family and Special Needs Law Attorney.  My son was diagnosed with Autism at age two.  He is now six, moderatly to severly impacted, non-verbal, smart, charming, mischevious.  I blog about our experiences with various intervention methods, therapies, and educational modes.  I blog about the joys and challenges in our family.  I'm always happy...

Maureen Lee Patient Expert

Toronto, Canada
I'm a mom to two grown children, a writer, and Board member of (a charity for special needs individuals (Down syndrome, autism, etc.). The common theme that runs through all of the uncommon efforts of our IDEAL-WAY family is our unfailing commitment to maintain the dignity and rights of our special community. In meeting this challenge, we will constantly break new ground and...


Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Creating new recipes, like creating new works of art, is one of my passions in life.  For the past twelve plus years, I’ve been a self-taught cook out of the necessity to feed myself allergy-free foods.  This blossomed into a career I never imagined when I began cooking for people with special diets at a healing and spiritual retreat in Warfordsburg, PA about 3 years ago. ...

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New York, New York
I am a fitness aficionado who believes that everyone has the ability to look and feel great. My health blog features a variety of home workout videos as well as nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips that everyone can incorporate in their daily lives. The home workout videos focus on with minimal use of gym equipment. The nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips cover topics ranging from...