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So I migrated to wordpress because i was having problems with my old blog site. Bare with me while I migrate old stories or I may decide to simply start new.

For those just joining me, this is dedicated to my daughter Bella, aka princess bella. She was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 and is currently 4. She is non-verbal, has sensory processing difficulties, insomnia and also has a receptive speech delay.

Put simply (for those not versed in these things) she cannot speak, nor can she understand what she is being told. She also has trouble processing the world around her, which makes her seek out deep pressure activities as well as water. && of course insomnia as we all know means she has problems sleeping which is common for kids on the spectrum.

We are in the process of weaning her off of clonodine, a pharmaceutical that is frequently prescribed to kids on the spectrum for sleep and mood disorders. We are going to be starting CBD oil in the hope that it not only helps her sleep, but it has been shown to help non-verbal children begin speaking. I won’t go into the laundry list of side effects associated with clonidine, nor will I vilify it as i know many parents rely on this drug and it works for them. My biggest reason for ditching it is simply if there is something out there that is natural, I’d much rather that be used. If you would like to see the side effects of clonidine I have linked it here ———> Side Effect List

I am currently working with her pediatrician to also look into a probiotic we could try in conjuction with CBD as well that is showing promise in kids with Autism and ADHD.

If you would like to donate to her CBD oil fund (it’s not covered by insurance which is the one draw back of using it) you can find that link here ——-> Donate <———-

I’ve been left to use paypal as gofundme and other sites like it do not allow me to withdrawal donations for CBD as they still see it as a drug even though it is legal in all 50 states.

Thanks for reading and I hope to connect with you in the future. 😀

 

 

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    1. I’ve been looking into doing the same. We live in NJ and while it has many services geared towards autistic kids, a lot of them are hours away north of us so we’d have to plan the trip up to see the doctor. What did they do during your appointment? I know a lot has to do with eliminating certain foods that cause inflammation in the gut which is one of the things we are hoping CBD helps with in the long run on some level, but I am curious to find out about how foods effect her as well.

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      1. Her pediatrician should be able to direct you to a good one in your neighborhood. I live in NJ too. I also have some good referrals for language therapy and more… 2 of my 3 boys have ASD. Youngest is 11 and he has more significant needs

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  1. I’ll have to ask her and see. We just signed up for an evaluation with a new ABA provider…centria i think it is called and they are coming out to evaluate her for at home language, aba, OT, etc. Fingers crossed that happens soon because her school is amazing but as you can probably agree extra therapy never hurts. Her older brother was diagnosed as well but he is very high functioning and only has language and some sensory issues, hes 6. Her needs have definitely taught us a lot though.

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  2. always research and try – I know the cleaner I get my son the better progress in many areas he makes. I’ve turned our home into chemical free living, have reduced the amount of chemicals applied or ingested in the body too. Good luck with the CBD oil, I hear some people have great results.

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