Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Medicating ADD And ADHD

It is statisticly proven and observed since MORE than 20 years that animals " Pets" to be more specific  are not only GREAT companions for people and children , But also THERAPEUTIC  ! .... There are a LOT of service dogs out there for adults AND children with dissabilities like blindness and seizures !!!! It is also recently proven that pets help children AND adults after a TRAUMA  or other negative experiences , Even cats, Hamsters and fishes help !!!! People with ADD  or ADHD take medication to calm down , So my question is ; WHY NOT offer adults and children with ADD or ADHD a pet INSTEAD of  medication ????!!!! Medications have side effects  while pets do not have side effects at all  !!!! Even if some adults and children have allergies ; You can always work around that ! .... Thank you  for reading .... DUSYA ....

Monday, December 5, 2011

Perspectives: Autism Awareness

Perspectives: Autism Awareness: There is a difference between Autism AWARENESS and Autism UNDERSTANDING !!!! Autism AWARENESS means being AWARE of Autism in terms of knowi...

Autism Awareness

There is a difference between Autism AWARENESS and Autism UNDERSTANDING !!!!  Autism AWARENESS means being AWARE of Autism in terms of knowing  that Autism exists !.... Autism UNDERSTANDING means though to UNDERSTAND  the STRUCTURE of Autism and to UNDERSTAND the people who have it !!!! .... I realized recently that the MAJORITY of the population , Wether it is the U.S or anywhere else in the world talk a LOT about Autism AWARENESS and /or even celebrating Autism AWARENESS without even realizing that they are ACTUALLY talking about LEARNING to UNDERSTAND what Autism is ! ....  Let me present a few examples ; The U.S , The U.K, Canada and Australia have heard of Autism , Which means that they are AWARE of Autism ; What these countries are doing is " They are STUDYING " Autism e.g they are LEARNING what Autism is , How it works in the brain etc.... !!!!.... Ps: I think somebody should educate people to understand the difference between Autism AWARENESS and Autism UNDERSTANDING !!!! .... Thank you for reading .... DUSYA  LYUBOVSKAYA....