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Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By firsttimemama
Contact ICAN of Hagerstown and Frederick on...

Contact ICAN of Hagerstown and Frederick on Facebook or email me laura@yourwildflowerbirth.com - I can help you find some resources. I'm a co-leader of the ICAN chapter
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By firsttimemama
Given your description I would do a...

Given your description I would do a developmental evaluation/get a ped's perspective on these issues.  Did he go through autism screening at age 2? 
 
I wouldn't wait to do early intervention....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-22-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By firsttimemama
There is no "one" cause of autism - there are...

There is no "one" cause of autism - there are many!
 
Tylenol is a bad drug.  We are a no tylenol house.  Also linked to asthma.
 
Lowers glutathione.  Not good for anyone, especially not good...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-22-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By firsttimemama
I think in kids predisposed to autism, food...

I think in kids predisposed to autism, food allergies/leaky gut may "tip them over" into autism.. but once you stop the offending food (and I do recommend that) aspects of the autism may remain,...
Forum: Bob Sears   06-17-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By firsttimemama
http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2012/06/14/fda-ap...

http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2012/06/14/fda-approves-glaxosmithkline-menhibrix-vaccine/#ixzz1xxsFDtRO
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   04-26-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By firsttimemama
a friend of mine used care.com and...

a friend of mine used care.com and sittercity.com
If you want to find someone AP signing up for Frederick's attachment parenting international chapter email list might be a good start and then...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-10-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By firsttimemama
Hi! I think we met at LLL way back (Grant's...

Hi!
I think we met at LLL way back (Grant's mom)
 
I recommend
http://www.centerofthefourwindsstudio.com/index.htm#rose
 
or...
Forum: Bob Sears   03-10-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By firsttimemama
THANK YOU Dr. Bob.  From the bottom of my heart...

THANK YOU Dr. Bob.  From the bottom of my heart - as the mom of a child with ASD - I'm sure you hear this many times a day but thank you for all that have done and continue to do.  Thank you for...
Forum: Bob Sears   03-10-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By firsttimemama
Hi Dr Sears   If you have a child in your...

Hi Dr Sears
 
If you have a child in your practice that is not vaccinated but is autistic, does that change your vaccination recommendation - do you recommend vaccinating that child?
 
Saw a...
Forum: Bob Sears   01-20-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By firsttimemama
Hi Dr. Bob,   What are your thoughts on...

Hi Dr. Bob,
 
What are your thoughts on proposed changes to DSM re: PDD-NOS/Autism/Aspergers diagnosis?
 
Second Question:
When you have a child with autism in your practice with chronic GI...
Forum: Bob Sears   09-23-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By firsttimemama
Was just poking around the askdrsears website...

Was just poking around the askdrsears website and came across this
 
http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/vaccines/government-cdc-may-do-research-vaccine-safety
 
Do you know if the gov't has...
Forum: Bob Sears   06-07-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By firsttimemama
Hi Dr. Bob,   Thanks for answering questions...

Hi Dr. Bob,
 
Thanks for answering questions on this forum. 
I was wondering if you have noticed any differences between autism in vaccinated children and autism in unvaccinated children, such...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-06-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,916
Posted By firsttimemama
..and their scheme works perfectly.  Everyone...

..and their scheme works perfectly.  Everyone spends all day talking about whether Wakefield is a liar or not, and no one is talking about the 10% increase per year or 1 in 58 boys or the fact that...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-06-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,916
Posted By firsttimemama
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by juniper_mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-14-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,774
Posted By firsttimemama
This is my experience.. There is a very...

This is my experience..
There is a very significant history of autoimmune disease in my family.
I started out planning to delay vaccines in my son, but the more I read the less I wanted to vax. He...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-22-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,167
Posted By firsttimemama
My son is recently diagnosed, nearly 3. I...

My son is recently diagnosed, nearly 3. I suspected his autism - his peds never did. I urge you to go with your gut.

As for pursuing an early diagnosis..

I can see it both ways. On one hand, I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By firsttimemama
I'm having a very tough time with this decision....

I'm having a very tough time with this decision. In my state, I can elect to extend DS IFSP and continue to get ST, Special Ed, OT, etc through the county. Or, I can choose to go to IEP at this...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-10-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By firsttimemama
My son (who is on the spectrum) who turns 3 in...

My son (who is on the spectrum) who turns 3 in Nov is still nursing and can make all those sounds. If nursing makes you unable to make those sounds.. well. He can? so..

I don't know, sounds kinda...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-08-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By firsttimemama
My son was consistently inconsistent too.. still...

My son was consistently inconsistent too.. still is. He passed the MCHAT at his 2 yr appt.. his ped didn't catch his autism.. I did, a couple months later..

Which characteristics of autism is he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-06-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By firsttimemama
Just a month ago, I was where you are. *hug* I...

Just a month ago, I was where you are. *hug* I was surprised that the person who delivered my son's diagnosis was so *sure* it was "autism" and not PDD or Aspergers. Now, I have several more...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-06-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By firsttimemama
My son is 32 months and his language is similar....

My son is 32 months and his language is similar. His diagnosis is autism. He has well over 100 words.. most of his language is "labelling" (car, truck, pink, A-Z, 1-20, animals, etc etc etc) or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-05-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By firsttimemama
If you have a child with autism (and I do...

If you have a child with autism (and I do realize they are each individuals, so no one choice is going to be right for everyone..)

what did you do about preschool? At what age did you start...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-31-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,008
Posted By firsttimemama
Quote: Originally Posted by ma2two...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ma2two http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15683068)
Vaccines are not the only source of...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-30-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,008
Posted By firsttimemama
my DS who has not been vaccinated at all is on...

my DS who has not been vaccinated at all is on the spectrum.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-24-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By firsttimemama
Just wondering if anyone here has walked this...

Just wondering if anyone here has walked this road before me (figuring yes) and if you found anything useful to read about it. I felt like seeking out info about it because I'm wondering if the...
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