Back to School: a guest blog from our friends at MindNest Health

It’s back to school time again, which can be a challenging transition for any family, but much more so for those with an autistic child in the family. With that in mind, we wanted to share some of insights from the team at MindNest Health as we ready our children to return to the classroom.Continue reading Back to School: a guest blog from our friends at MindNest Health

Siblings

Being the sibling of an autistic child must be hard; it is often a lonely place as they grapple with stressed parents, limited resources and parental attention going mostly to their autistic sibling. Sometimes their autistic sibling’s actions – the melt downs or self-injurious behaviours – can be overwhelming and embarrassing for a young teenContinue reading “Siblings”

Happy Father’s Day – to ALL the Dads!

On this Father’s Day, I would like to acknowledge the dads who fight for their children every day and never stop trying to make their lives the best they can be.  It isn’t easy juggling work with the needs of special needs children – especially in a world were resources are scant and hard toContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day – to ALL the Dads!”

Supply chain shortages and temper tantrums

There are so many things that are now a part of our everyday conversations that were just unimaginable two years ago – and the “supply chain” is one of them. I bet most adults don’t even really understand what supply chain disruption really is – now imagine trying to explain it to an autistic child?Continue reading “Supply chain shortages and temper tantrums”

People with Epilepsy Need Better Treatments – a guest blog from one of NNF’s board members

Happy New Year, “Not Just a Dad” friends! I hope your holidays were happy and healthy, and that 2022 has started on a positive note for you. I’m delighted to share this guest blog from Peder Jenson, M.D., one of NeuroNetworks Fund’s board members and a physician who has specialized in and treated people withContinue reading “People with Epilepsy Need Better Treatments – a guest blog from one of NNF’s board members”

Dentist

 “Tooth hurts”. These words send a shiver down my spine. I don’t like going to the dentist – being Scottish and brought up on a diet of candy and a regime lacking fluoride, I have reasons to dislike going. I also have more crowns that the British royal family.  My youngest isn’t particularly fond ofContinue reading “Dentist”