“I Love Him to Death But I Don’t Know How to Help Him:” Family of Child With Autism Speaks Out During Awareness Month


Could some cannabinoids help this family?

Originally posted on FOX17online.com:

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (April 15, 2014) – A West Michigan family is reaching out to FOX 17 after hitting dead ends in the search for treatment for their son with autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and according to the CDC, one in 68 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Patti Skinner says she’s tried everything, and hopes to be a voice for a problem she says many families are facing.

Her 12-year-old son Benjamynn has autism and has been violently aggressive since age four.

“He’s hitting, kicking, biting swearing, punching windows, punching walls, kicking doors,” Patti said.

She says it’s harder to deal with Ben as he gets older because he’s getting bigger and stronger.

Patti says he’s been hospitalized, they’ve called police, doctors and treatment facilities with no solutions for long-term help.

“It’s very difficult because I love him to death but I…

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MDMA helps reduce social anxiety for autistic adults, and researchers want to find out how

MDMA helps reduce social anxiety for autistic adults, and researchers want to find out how (via Raw Story )

Researchers want to find out whether MDMA has the same benefits for autistic adults in a therapeutic setting as it apparently does in recreational use. A scientist at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) said she has conducted interviews…

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21 year old girl with Asperger’s uses cannabis for symptomatic relief

21 year old girl with Asperger's uses cannabis for symptomatic relief

I’m a 21 year old girl with autism, finding a lot of use in cannabis, when it comes to treating symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome. It’s lovely how it is capable of driving my mind to food, which is very useful when you want to stay healthy, and it makes me less awkward in social interaction. So I hope you don’t mind me smoking this joint, it will make things easier for the both of us!

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Out of the closet…….

Originally posted on you don't know Jack:

It has been over a year and a half since I have begun blogging about my adventures with Jackson.
Through it all I have received nothing but positive feedback and praise for this little boy whose life touches many.
My readers here and over at Jack’s Facebook page  have come to love this little boy.
Jackson’s smile gives joy to people.  His love of fuzzballs, slinkys, and all things spinning is endearing.
His struggles with seizures and TSC is inspiring.
Jackson is, as always, living in the moment.

So now it is time to come out of the closet.
Jackson is part of a movement that many support, some fear, and others are on the fence about.

Jackson is a medical marijuana patient in the state of California.
He is so with the blessings/knowledge of his local pediatrician and his TSC clinic.
While some may have images of a an…

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The Rights of the Unvaccinated Child: Tort Liability


Reblogging this because Facebook is censoring it. If there’s one thing we dislike as much as prohibition, it’s censorship.

Originally posted on Shot of Prevention:

This is the second post in a five-part series which addresses the legal rights of the unvaccinated child. 

This post is written by guest blogger Dorit Rubinstein Reiss who is a Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of  the Law in San Francisco, CA.  She  examines the social policies of vaccination in various articles, blogs and law journals and in this series, she elaborates on the legal mechanisms that are available to protect children against the risk of non-vaccination.  A detailed explanation of each post in the series appears at the conclusion of this article.


Can an Injured Child Sue a Parent Based on Their Choice Not to Vaccinate?

This post examines whether a child can sue her parents if the parents choose not to vaccinate the child and the child then suffers serious harm or death as a result of a vaccine preventable disease. In those cases, an argument can be made that it is appropriate that the parent, who…

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Originally posted on Face of cannabis:


Ronnie is 16 years old. Ronnie developmental delays were diagnosed at a very early age. He didn’t attempt to hold his head up at 2-3 months of age, didn’t roll over or babble any words.

After seeing numerous specialist from neurologist, genetics and psychiatrist. Every test imaginable was completed: MRI’s, CT’s, EEG’s, lab work and so on. The doctors were never quite clear what to diagnosis him with so they labelled him as having moderate mental retardation , now known as Intellectual disability. They were determined that he would never walk, talk or be independent at all. Ronnie did start to show some slow progress. He first sat up at 9 months of age and crawled (army crawled) at age 1.

Until, his nightmare of his development turned for the worse “Cancer”. In a regular routine eye exam at the age of 20 months, 8 tumors were found in…

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Father of 11 Year Old Autistic Boy With Brain Tumor to Iowa Legislature: “As a Parent, I Would Have Much Rather Had The Option of Trying Cannabis First”


Let’s hope the option comes to all children with autism or cancer, everywhere, very soon.

Originally posted on WeedPress:

The following is an anonymous letter written by the father of an an 11 year old autistic boy with a tumor in his brain:

“First, thank you for the opportunity to share my story.

Actually my situation is twofold. My son’s story first.

In February of 2011 my autistic 9 year old son had a seizure in the middle of the night, first one ever. We found that he had a “brain mass” after an MRI.

He had surgery that March, and they removed most of the tumor. They could not get it all surgically because of the sensitive location of the mass. After 2 years it had grown slightly, so we were presented with the option of 6 weeks of radiation, which was our only legal option at the time. We’ll find out soon how the treatment did. Lousy way for an 11 year old to spend his summer.

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