My Son’s Autism Was Caused by Autoimmune Encephalitis and No, I Won’t “Accept” It.

Something highly unusual in the world of autism happened to my son last week. He received a diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis from a prominent and highly respected mainstream pediatric neurologist. Moreover, she stated this to be the cause of his autistic behaviors. Seven years after his devastating regression into autism, we finally have answers as... Continue Reading →

Walking in Quicksand

As I prepared for my firstborn's arrival, I had no doubt motherhood would suit me well. I had been taking care of babies since I was practically a baby myself and I adored kids. I'd easily managed the minor challenges I'd faced in my mostly charmed life. Hard work had always meant success, and I... Continue Reading →

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