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My Mission

My name is Holly Schureman. I am a 31 y/o mother of two children on the Autism spectrum. I am a full-time Web Designer/Developer, dedicated mommy, and wife. My dream like all parents is to give their children a better life then they had. I’ve been through some incredibly tragic and devastating things throughout my life, but I will, I must, remain strong for my family. My mission is to spread as much information about the Biomedical approach as a recovery option for children with ASD. Once I get a good chunk of this site in order and have enough evidence to show and prove through video, photos, and documentation, I will promote and dedicate my time towards informing other parents who are desperate to do all they can like myself.

finn
Finn playing with blocks

Finn at 27 months old now…

does not talk and only babbles incoherently. He often does not respond to his name. He stims by jumping, gnawing his cup, shaking his head, flapping hands, grinding teeth. We are fortunate that he doesn’t really tantrum. When he is upset he’ll whine a sec or two. If he wants to leave somewhere he may cry a little but we don’t really see anger spells. He is a generally happy kid. He does reach out to us to play and is affectionate towards us. He is very socially anxious and although he really loves walks, the outdoors, he’d be content to play all by himself. A few months ago we got the unofficial diagnosis from Early Intervention and ever since I have been full steam ahead on research, setting appointments for therapies, doctors, getting on waiting lists for evaluations and treatments, and now blogging about the experience to document our journey.

Find out about the Conventional methods we are using, which include things like Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and then the Biomedical approach that most parents may never even know about without digging for it. It is a shame that this alternative which is making great progress for children with ASD is so little known. Had it not been for my strong computer background and dedicated attitude to get more answers I may not have found this as an option. Though we are early in our journey, we are already seeing great things happen with Finn, and to ignore or not even possibly suggest this to a parent who receives the ASD diagnosis is ludicrous to me.

Ean
Ean holding his Spelling Bee award.

My oldest son Ean is 11 years old…

and has never been diagnosed officially but I’ve had two very well established and well-known pediatricians suggest ADD possible Aspergers to me long ago although at the time I chose to ignore it. We will however be seeking treatment for him in the coming months. At 19 years old I had Ean and although I was very unsure, scared, inexperienced and still making my way in the world I did the best I could to provide everything and more for him to live a normal life, unlike what I’ve known. He is extremely bright, funny, quirky, caring, and energetic. He is a blessing in my life. His diagnosis would most likely be mild Aspergers Syndrome. Ean had no delay in speech or language development. His issues were in areas of social interaction and communication being; eye contact, his responses to others, explicit interest in only his topics of conversation (for along time) and his odd speech patterns. He also had some stimming Stimming seen at 0:55 and 4:20 in video but I never knew enough to realize them as being stims just odd behaviors. We placed him in sports, put him in social situations, made him look at people when they spoke, and taught him to not only be and do what he feels others think he should. We’ve made great strides with Ean and he is like most boys and most people would not think any differently. I however as his mother know the struggles he has. He cannot focus, he cannot remember simple things or recent events at times, he has some compulsive behavior, fear of getting in trouble, guilt, self-consciousness, low confidence, blank stare,  repetitive phrases, age inappropriateness, obsessions with certain subjects, lack of motivation and passion in physical activities…

I worry though he will end up in a bad place due to his lack of interest in anything other than video games.  He plays the piano and is very gifted with music. He can hear a song and play it, he gets this from his mom 🙂 He loves math and computers. All that said though, if we can get our youngest Finn to this point we’d be more than grateful. The problem is these are two different disorders on the spectrum…

If Ean can loose some of the issues with his confidence and motivation, he will be the next “Steve Jobs” according to all his teachers.Check out some of Ean’s state testing scores (this is from last year, 5th grade) He was marked at 12th grade reading level. Look at those graphs!

Math and Reading (Hes the black line!)
Math and Reading (Hes the black line!)
NWEA-scores-lexilerange
1070 to 1220 Lexile Range or 12th Reading level!

 

1070 to 1220 Lexile Range or 12th Reading level!
1070 to 1220 Lexile Range or 12th Reading level!