Sunday, January 25, 2009
I would be lying if I said that I didn't expect Daniel Tammet to be at least a little odd. He has Asperger's, a form of autism, and is a savant with a talent for languages and numbers. This is a man who taught himself Icelandic in a week and once recited the first 22,514 digits of pi - from memory. For those of us who knew pi was infinite but never really got beyond 3.14, it all seems, well, almost alien. He hates that idea. Daniel thinks savants get a bad press and it is true that the only really famous savant is Raymond Babbitt, the hopeless but engaging genius of the film Rain Man. Daniel has been called the British Rain Man but bridles at the comparison. As he has said, he has a partner, a job, friends. “How could I be considered a Rain Man?”.
Daniel Tammet was born on January 31, 1979. He knows it's a Wednesday because he sees it as blue and all Wednesdays are. He calls his childhood “difficult”, a major understatement. As an infant he cried incessantly, as a young child he hardly spoke. At 4 he had an epileptic fit. He was the first of nine children. One of Daniel's brothers also has Asperger's, a high-functioning type of autism, but is not a savant as well. His father was a factory worker who battled with schizophrenia for much of his adult life.
Asperger's wasn't diagnosed until Daniel was 25 and so, at school, he got by as best he could. His talents for maths and languages did not compensate for his inability to socialise. His world was complex, bedevilled by small things: even brushing his teeth was problematical as he couldn't bear the scratchy noise and could only do so in short bursts and with parental help.
E aqui la historia hermosa de Javier un chico que vive con sindrome de Asperger y sobresale a pesar de muchas dificultades .
Alanis es mi hija de 7 anos que tambien vive con Aspergers . Una nina muy inteligente pero aveses dificil de entender por muchos . Sufre de muchas maneras a pesar que su IQ es de 130 . Mi hija tiene un atraso sensoral , Cual significa que siente los movimientos sensorales de su cuerpo de manera distinta que la nuestra , tiene un nivel bajo de hiperactividad y lo que mas le molesta en la anxiedad que maneja durante aveses todo un dia completo . En ingles se le puede llamar como (social Anxiety ) en espanol creo que se define como ansiedad social . Para ello hay terapias que le ayuda como la relajasion y respiracion mas terapia ocupasional . Hay medicamentos para la ansiedad pero mi hija no los toma . Hemos optado por vitaminas y minerals fuertes para el cresimiento y manejamiento de las neuronas del cerebro . Tambien hemos echo HBOT o tratamiento hiperberico del oxijeno . Con mucha fe creemos que nuetro creador a puesto enfrente de nosotros esta manera natural para aprochar esta deficiensiencia . Ademas de ello optamos por manejar comida organica . Compro comida natural sin preservatives, aditivos colorantes, hormonas etc. Hay muchas cosas que nuestros hijos no pueden comer pues su systema digestivo no lo puede digerir apropiadamente . Esto es algo muy corto en coparacion de muchas cosas que suceden en el estomago y cerebro de nuestros hijos .
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I myself have to agree that the 150 million dollars that was reported it cost to celebrate, secure ETC was totally uncalled for . It is now our turn to close our doors and ask our Lord to guide our leader the right path . The Lord is coming soon . I feel it I know it , sometimes as parents in this world we are scared of what we are seeing and listening to . Talking about how liberal parents have now become I only have one thing to say . "As for me and my house we serve the Lord".
So lets take the time to pray for our new President and those Leaders in the white house that they too remember who they are serving and it certainly isn't us , But our Lord above . May the Lord bless Barack Obama and his Team .
Moments ago, in his first official act since taking the oath of office, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation, calling on Americans to serve one another and our common purpose on this National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation. Check it out below, or read it on the WhiteHouse.gov proclamations page.
NATIONAL DAY OF RENEWAL AND RECONCILIATION, 2009
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As I take the sacred oath of the highest office in the land, I am humbled by the responsibility placed upon my shoulders, renewed by the courage and decency of the American people, and fortified by my faith in an awesome God.
On this Inauguration Day, we are reminded that we are heirs to over two centuries of American democracy, and that this legacy is not simply a birthright -- it is a glorious burden. Now it falls to us to come together as a people to carry it forward once more.
So in the words of President Abraham Lincoln, let us remember that: "The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2009, a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
Autism tops Barack Obama's medical to-do list, according to the new president's website. Whitehouse.gov
President Obama and Vice President Biden are committed to supporting Americans with
Autism Spectrum Disorders (“ASD”), their families, and their communities. There
are a few key elements to their support, which are as follows:
President Obama and Vice President Biden support increased
funding for autism research, treatment, screenings, public awareness, and
support services. There must be research of the treatments for, and the causes
Obama and Vice President Biden support improving
life-long services for people
with ASD for treatments, interventions and services for
both children and adults with ASD.
Obama and Vice President Biden support funding the Combating Autism Act and
working with Congress, parents and ASD experts to determine
how to further improve federal and state programs for ASD.
**Fourth, President Obama and Vice President Biden support universal screening of all infants
and re-screening for all two-year-olds, the age at which some conditions, including ASD, begin to
appear. These screenings will be safe and secure, and available for every
American that wants them. Screening is
essential so that disabilities can be
identified early enough for those children
and families to get the supports
and services they need.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
PLEASE LISTEN BEFORE YOU
VACCINATE YOUR NEWBORN BABY
No Man Can Serve Two Masters
Jesus let us know that when the church is where she needs to be, she's as a city set on a hill that can't be hid. Some say they can't see the church; however, if the church will be the church, she can't be hid. If we will lift up our eyes, God has more for us than we're getting hold of. He's not satisfied with us working as we are. There are greater things to be accomplished.