Expressive, spontaneous, persistent

When I’m busy, I like it when Nathan chooses to swing and listen to music.

Lately, he would get up from the swing, look for me in a different room, with strong eye-contact and a big smile on his face, ask to change the music or make it louder.

Who said a child with autism couldn’t be so expressive, spontaneous and persistent?

The son-rise practice that has helped Nathan be so persistent:
Give full control. We celebrate every request Nathan wishes by granting them immediately. He has figured that using his words makes Mama/Papa/Ate Juliet/Volunteers move. He really uses words much more frequently and with gusto to get his demands met.



Though Nathan’s eye-contact was one of the first and fastest to improve once we started The Son-Rise Program, he would still drop his glance, and the volume of his voice, when asking for something.

It’s not a very effective way of communicating, but hey, I’m the Mom, I understand and usually get him what he wants even if he does not look at me.

My Son-Rise consultant told me that I had to teach Nathan so that not only I would be able to understand his communication but also so that anybody else can understand him. Helping him was as simple as telling him: “Hey Nathan, you know what? If you look at me while asking, I can understand you better!”

And boy does it work! Now, I am so amazed how he looks straight at me without dropping his glance, until he finishes request. I just have a big smile on my face every time he does this!

Waiting for more science to be on our side

As we venture into biomedical interventions for autism, we see improvements in Nathan. Example, while addressing mineral deficiencies. Nathan started singing whole songs that he never sang before. By the time Nathan was able to watch shows like “Barney at the Circus” with their unique line up of songs, he had regressed so deep into autism he could only watch but never sing along like he did as a toddler. He regressed from being able to sing whole nursery rhymes at age 2 1/2, then started losing words and melody of his nursery rhymes. By age 4, when he was diagnosed with autism, there was no singing at all, only chanting. He lost many skills and ability to socially interact. He lost eye-contact. He lost ability to doodle with a pen and would only flap or mouth toys.

Something happened to Nathan. He was NOT born with #autism. He had a brain injury causing cerebral palsy that is non-progressive and should only affect walking. That itself should have raised red flags for the doctors when deciding to vaccinate. Environmental toxins that Nathan’s body couldn’t handle caused his immune system to spiral down causing autism. And the biggest toxin of all are those injected right into his blood stream called #vaccines.

The problem with the medical community not acknowledging the vaccine-autism link is that more kids, who cannot handle vaccines, will be harmed. Furthermore, for those already harmed, like Nathan, there are only a handful of studies and good doctors and professionals guiding us to undo vaccine injury. With so little studies, mistakes can happen.

I’m blessed to be finding folks helping me understand the complexity of detoxing and fixing one’s immune system. Still I wished more science was on our side for better guidance.

But for many other parents…their best resource might be the same doctor who shoves them the line “for ever study that says there’s a vaccine-autism link, I can show you 10 that says there is none.” The same doctor that will not look into the possibility of healing autism, might even blame their child’s autism on genetics when no ancestor has autism.

Too much resources are wasted pushing for studies to disprove the #VaccineAutism link to save a whole industry, professionals or even governments from damage claims.

If this was a perfect world, couldn’t they just admit, “Sorry, let’s move forward and help each other undo autism”? Why keep resisting, harming more children and keeping those already harmed in the dark, just to protect themselves?

This is why I love Son-Rise

By age 4, when Nathan regressed so deep into autism, he could, if I let him, sit in one spot of the room and simply wave pages of a book on his lips…all
day. I would be able to hide how autistic he had become by turning on his favorite Barney show and play it over and over again.

No amount of conventional therapy or kindergarten would have gotten Nathan “connected” again. In fact stopping his behaviors simply made him more aggressive.

And this is why I chose the Son-Rise Program.

By learning to love Nathan so deeply, even all the crazy stimming he would do, Nathan welcomed me into his world.