Monthly Archives: October 2012

More on toothpaste…

I just don’t know what to believe anymore… oral hygiene and cardiovascular health are linked, the better oral hygiene you practice, the better your ticker in the long run.  The toothpaste you’re using is poison.  Hmmm… what to do about this … Continue reading

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Fundraising progress

Hello everyone!  For this post I thought I’d provide an update on our fundraising efforts.  Starting six weeks ago, we’ve managed to collect just over $500 from nine donors.  A big THANK YOU goes out to these people for getting things … Continue reading

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Hygiene, Part Two

Children with severe autism are basically incapable of caring for themselves.  The caregivers are responsible for all aspects of an autistic person’s hygiene.  Bathing, combing their hair, brushing their teeth, wiping their nose (and other parts), clipping their nails, everything. … Continue reading

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Hygiene, Part One

It has taken years to master the art of brushing Gracie’s teeth, and I’m still perfecting my technique.  Brushing her teeth is a personal hygiene task for which I’m largely responsible. Years ago brushing Gracie’s teeth seemed impossible, as she would bite … Continue reading

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