Reblog: What Happened When They Treated Autistic Children With Medical Cannabis

This article about medical marijuana for individuals with autism is the second one that’s crossed my feed in the last few weeks.

Admittedly, I have extremely mixed feelings on this treatment being used on children and it’s definitely not something I would be looking into for my own child. However, I can see how individuals with severe autism might benefit from this treatment.

What are your thoughts on the subject? Do you think individuals with autism should be granted access to medical marijuana?

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What Happened When They Treated Autistic Children With Medical Cannabis

For some bizarre reason, there is not a state in the US that recognizes Autism as a qualifying condition to use cannabis medically, except in the case of California where doctors can prescribe cann

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Reblog: Should You Send Your Kids to Occupational Therapy?

I came across this article and have been stewing about it ever since. Click this link or the one below to check it out.

The author basically calls into question the efficacy of occupational therapy and, in my opinion, doesn’t seem to give occupational therapists a fair shake.

It’s interesting how the author talks specifically about lack of progress with handwriting because that’s something we’ve struggled with in our house. I’ve seen some amazing growth with my son since we started working with an OT and he’s now holding a pencil and able to trace shapes. I can’t help but question if they took the time to choose an individual therapist who specialized in their child’s needs.

What are your thoughts on this article? Do you think occupational therapy has been beneficial to your child?

Should You Send Your Kids to Occupational Therapy?