Autism Advocate, Independent, August 2008- Present
○ Implementation of the DAN! (Defeat Autism Now) biochemical intervention program
○ Creating behavior plans and charts that are visually engaging and meaningful to student
○ Administering supplement regimen, including oral and injected, and keeping supplies current
○ Developing appropriate meal plans and recipes free of gluten, casein, corn, sugar, dyes, preservatives
○ Engage autistic children in ABA therapy (2009-2010) and art projects (2010-2011) in a classroom setting
○ Blogging on autism topics, resulting in raising awareness of biochemical intervention (2007-Present)
As to "administering supplements," that has been an adventure in itself over the last few years. The most recent being a change up in the way that we give B12. We decided that because so often the injections would be a failure, (he would roll over and such in his sleep,) that we would have to give them to him while he is awake. It was rocky at first, but along with a meaningful reward chart, and the numbing cream in tow, he adjusted to it rather quickly. Now B12 is much more regular, and that means more good days! It has been quite an adjustment, but very worth it.