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About graciesautism

Father of Gracie, who is autistic, and her sister Gabrielle (who is a typical). Sharing our stories in Gracieland.

MMR vaccine and autism

Holy cow… just when you think the debate over the MMR vaccine and autism link is over. Evidence of a CDC conspiracy to cover up data that shows a connection between the MMR and autism? Centers of Disease Prevention and … Continue reading

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GoFundMe, Stem Cell Therapy Today!

Gracie’s stem cell therapy is today!  Please help us defray cost of treatment. Visit http://www.gofundme.com/z9smdz4c I’ll try to provide brief updates throughout the day.  Thank you all!    

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Tater Salad & Mixed Nuts

Fifty-five thousand dollars for potato salad… that’s a lot of taters. Last year, an Ohio native named Zach Brown wanted to raise $10 (as a joke) to make potato salad. Using Kickstarter (some sort of crowd-funding site), his effort went … Continue reading

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Bungee Cords & Chains

At this very moment Gracie is stimming away on the cord of her chewie… I wonder if people with autism suffer from repetitive motion injuries.  Maybe not, as she just switched from one hand to the other. Oh, now she’s … Continue reading

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You don’t understand…

“What, we’re cooking in the bathroom now?” my sister-in-law asks me,  after seeing me bring our Crockpot dinner into the kitchen from our master bathroom.  I tell her she doesn’t understand, that EVERYTHING has to be secured.  She puts her hand … Continue reading

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Exercise in Futility, but Doing It Anyway!

On a recent post I suggested some titles for future post ideas. Here’s the follow-up to one of them… Well… I say I’m going to do it, but I’m not really motivated, to be honest.  Potty train Gracie, that is. … Continue reading

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Adventures in Gracieland

  In thinking about my next blog post, I thought of all the events that have transpired the past two to three weeks.  I started jotting down some ideas for posts on a small piece of paper… quickly filled both … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking science…

In Brevard County, Florida.  That’s the caption on one of Dr. Jasen Kobobel’s flyers promoting his practice, stem cell therapy, and PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma).  Last night I decided to attend a small seminar being held by Dr. Kobobel, at one of … Continue reading

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Lockdown

Lock. Every. Single. Door, Cabinet, and Drawer. Leave. Nothing. Out. Decided to take a break from getting the house clean before Gracie’s momma gets home. Been living as a bachelor this weekend (with my 13 year-old autistic daughter in tow). … Continue reading

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Michigan mother compared to Hitler…

http://player.theplatform.com/p/2E2eJC/nbcNewsOffsite?guid=nc_momdaughtersuicide0906_500kmsnbc_130906 Some people say the most ignorant things… this past summer I recall reading a story about a Michigan mother, Kelli Stapleton, attempting to kill both herself and her severely autistic daughter.  If I remember correctly, the story was in … Continue reading

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