Autism Society Iowa Conference
I am on a waiting list to go to the fall Autism Society conference in West Des Moines in a couple of weeks. Temple Grandin will be the key speaker and someone I would love to meet. There are some mothers I would really like to connect with again that I have not seen in quite some time. There is a powerful connection between parents of special needs children. Shared empathy as well as an understanding of celebrating of the small stuff that often gets taken for granted with typically developing kids.
We have tried so many treatments and spent thousands of dollars to heal some of the damage done to his gut. A gluten and casein free diet has been the biggest success so far. The frustrations of trial and error and harsh realities are left on the side of the road in the form of sweat and tears over and over again as my feet connect with the earth. Maybe I should run to the conference!
How are you planning for the impending winter??
On a completely different note, here is the link to a NY Times barefoot running article that I was a part of. Its a nicely balanced article and all about barefoot marathoners!!