Monday, December 31, 2012

The Switch From GABA To Risperidone

     Approximately four years and and nine months ago, our son Nathan was diagnosed with Autism at the age of almost five years old. We tried for almost three years, to get Nathan's pediatrician to acknowledge that something just wasn't right with our son. I always had both of the boys with me when visiting the pediatrician's office. It was very smooth how Nathan's pediatrician was able to manipulate the situation but, every single time that I brought up something related to my son's behavior, he managed to turn the conversation in a different direction. It was only after we received an educational diagnosis for Nathan, from the evaluation team at our school board of education, that he wanted to take notice of what I had been telling him for almost three years. Nathan's pediatrician wouldn't accept the Autism diagnosis...he was intent on putting him on an ADHD medication, right away! Of course, I wasn't going to let that happen. My husband and I decided to move Nathan's and his brother's medical records to the office of our family physician, at least until we found a suitable replacement for a pediatrician and possibly one whom had experience with children on the autism spectrum. 

     We researched a variety of over-the-counter supplements to help Nathan with his attention deficit and his behavior. My husband and I eventually started Nathan on Attend mini's by VAXA for his attention deficit. For almost about a year and a half, this o-t-c supplement, in combination with the efforts of his Special Education Teacher, had been very successful in keeping Nathan focused and on task while doing his schoolwork. Unfortunately, he was having a problem with negative behavior towards his Teacher and classmates. To help Nathan with these outbursts, we added a new supplement to his regiment called Behavior Balance by Food Science of Vermont. The number of pills that my son was taking on a daily basis concerned us enough to continue our research. 

     A year and a half ago, we took our research to our family practitioner who approved Nathan for the switch to GABA Calm which promotes sleep so that he can "shut down" at night. Our son was able to get a good night's sleep, so that he could handle almost anything, when taking this o-t-c supplement! Another bonus was that instead of taking ten pills every day, he was only taking one at night before bedtime. The only thing that we had to remember was that our family practitioner said that Nathan had to take a daily multi-vitamin when taking this o-t-c supplement. Nathan was extremely happy that he was getting a full night's sleep and only having to take his daily vitamin plus one melt under his tongue before bed each night!

     My son's Special Education Teacher of four years, who was also his Case Manager, unexpectedly moved when her military husband was transferred to another state this last May. Nathan handled her leaving quite well and it wasn't until the 2012-13 school year started that we noticed that he was starting to have outbursts at school. They were becoming more frequent, unpredictable and aggressive towards anyone who might get too close for him to tolerate. Nathan's Special Education Teacher had been a "calming" influence on him. His elementary school has not been able to replace her and the remaining Special Education Teacher is doing the job of two educators, to the best of her ability and to no fault of her own. Nathan's IEP Team and I have met several times since the beginning of the school year to what we can do to help Nathan self-correct his behavior. My husband and I bought him a noise reduction headset to help filter out the stimulus of his surroundings, which worked to an extent.

     Three weeks ago today, more research led my husband and I to consult our family physician on Nathan. However, this time was not for an over-the-counter supplement but, for an anti-anxiety medication called Risperidone or other wise known as Risperidal. My husband and I noticed a difference almost immediately in Nathan's behavior, especially how he reacted to the never-ending stimulus on the day of the school Christmas Party! This even made Nathan happy because for over two months he has not had a scheduled recess due to his uncontrollable behavior and he wants to be given the chance to prove he can handle being outside with his peers for recess. I think that his teachers and classmates will have to agree that he has made an improvement in his behavior once they spend some time around him upon return from Christmas Break. Please pray that Nathan will get to participate in recess whether it is outside or inside due to the weather. Thank you for your continued support!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Good Tidings We Bring..."

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


from our Family to Yours

May your family celebrate the time of Christ’s birth as you enjoy the time you have with each other.

Have a wonderful Christmas and the Happiest of New Years in 2013!

                                                                    The Servati Family
                                                                     Matthew, Lorrie, Vincent and Nathan
                                                                                                                                                          Nathan’s Voice                 
                                                                                                  Co-Leader of OKC group    


Monday, December 10, 2012

Oklahoma #Autism Friendly Photo Shoot Being Offered Throughout the Year!!

A few weeks ago, my family enjoyed the comfortable and relaxed opportunity to get our assorted family pictures only took 15 minutes while the proceeds go to support the Autism Oklahoma's Piece Walk!! The picture shown above is one of almost 20 pictures taken and made available on disk.

Email me TODAY at to schedule your sitting!!!!!

All proceeds for 2013 Piece Walk
Don't be shy to bring cranky kids or adults for that matter!!! We will work through it.
$25 cash 
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Framed 8x10
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Outside country holiday! Very simple yet classy!
This will be inside a fenced backyard (safe for little ones or wanderers!)

Also, we are looking for any photographers that would like to donate some time! 
Please email me at or leave a comment below the post. 
We would really appreciate the help! Thank you!!

*Join Autism Oklahoma for the 2013 Piece Walk. Register today. Your participation helps sponsor important Autism research and programs throughout Oklahoma..

Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Who Wouldn't Want to #Win an $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Just Before the Christmas Holiday?!?

     When it comes to money, every little bit helps especially during the Christmas shopping season! I am proud to be a member of the wonderful Giveaway Promote Community and love that this prize can be used for someone to shop online for either purchasing a loved one's Christmas present or something for their own indulgence!!
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

WANTED: Coverage of the Congressional #Autism Hearings on "1 in 88 Children: A Look Into the Federal Response to Rising Rates of Autism"

     This afternoon at 2:00pm, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will be holding the Congressional #Autism Hearings on "1 in 88 Children: A Look Into the Federal Response to Rising Rates of Autism". Orginally, the witness list did not include any autistic witnesses but, now it seems to have changed. The following is an announcement from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN):

On November 29th, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will be holding a hearing on autism. Invited witnesses include people from government agencies, parent autism advocacy organizations, AND Autistic self-advocacy organizations. We are pleased to report that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform staff have just reached out to us to invite Autistic representation to this Thursday’s hearing.
Thanks to all of you for making your voices heard and to the House Committee for hearing the message Nothing About Us, Without Us! Whether you faxed letters of support for Autistic representation at the upcoming hearing or signed our petition, your voice has been heard. Now Autistic voices will be heard as well. ASAN President Ari Ne’eman has been invited as one of not one but TWO Autistic witnesses scheduled to testify at the hearing.
The journey doesn’t end there. Come join us in showing support to Autistic people speaking! We’ll be gathering together at the Rayburn House Office, Room 2154 on the day of the hearing. The hearing itself will begin at 2 PM, but as we anticipate a packed room ASAN will begin gathering besides the door to the hearing at 11 AM. RSVP via our Facebook event page.
You made this happen!
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

     Yesterday, I responded to the attention-grabbing request of a fellow LinkedIn member to contact CBS Evening News Network to cover the Congressional #Autism Hearings by either phone 212-975-3247 or email and I did. Can YOU? It's not too late to still get news coverage on the proceedings! I encourage you whether you are a parent of a child(ren) on the autism spectrum or even a professional in the education system to follow TODAY's Congressional #Autism Hearings "1 in 88 Children: A Look Into the Federal Response to Rising Rates of Autismlater this afternoon and become more involved. Thank you for taking time to read my post!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Schedule Your #Autism Friendly Photo Shoot to Benefit's 2013 PieceWalk and 5K


This will only be available for the next two (2), don't wait too long to "schedule" your Autism Friendly Photo Shoot or you will miss out!

This morning, my family enjoyed the comfortable and relaxed opportunity to get our assorted family pictures only took 15 minutes while the proceeds go to support the Autism Oklahoma's Piece Walk!! 

Email me TODAY at!!!!!

All proceeds for 2013 Piece Walk
Don't be shy to bring cranky kids or adults for that matter!!! We will work through it.
$25 cash 
Sitting Fee
Framed 8x10
Disc and copy rights

Outside country holiday! Very simple yet classy!
This will be inside a fenced backyard (safe for little ones or wanderers!)

Also, we are looking for any photographers that would like to donate some time! 
Please email me at or leave a comment below the post. 
We would really appreciate the help! Thank you!!

*Join Autism Oklahoma for the 2013 Piece Walk. Register today. Your participation helps sponsor important Autism research and programs throughout Oklahoma..

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sit and Relax Hop! Open 11/22-11/29

Welcome to the Sit and Relax hop! I hope everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving.

This is a No Rules hop. Just link up your blog and enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Please Join "Nathan's Voice" by Walking or Making a Donation In Support of the Upcoming 2013 AutismOklahoma PieceWalk

     The fourth Annual Oklahoma PieceWalk will be May 4, 2013 which is the first Saturday of the month and it is organized by the PieceWalk Committee of, a local non-profit. Our Family and Friends Autism Team "Nathan's Voice" will be walking in support of our son, Nathan, and everyone affected by the autism spectrum disorder. The Piece Walk and 5K is the largest single autism event in the state of Oklahoma. The 2012 Oklahoma PieceWalk was attended by over 6,500 people, with over 500 runners in the 5K. The Annual Piece Walk and 5K generates monies back into the Oklahoma community in the form of grants or special projects and provides basic operating funds for Our Family and Friends Autism Team "Nathan's Voice" is very excited to be a part of such an AWESOME opportunity to "pay it forward" in the autism community!!  
     Nathan, our nine year old son was diagnosed with Autism almost five years ago. Please consider walking with and/or supporting our Family and Friends Autism Team "Nathan's Voice" by walking with us on Saturday, May 4, 2013 and/or making a donation towards the 2013 Autism Oklahoma Piece Walk, through our team's participation. You are welcome to follow our autism team on twitter @NathansVoice for updates on the upcoming walk.
     If you are wanting to start your own team, it is FAST and EASY! Walking in support of Autism can be fun especially with people that you know!! So get your friends, family and co-workers signed up to be a part of your team today. Have fun, get more people involved in the effort and raise money for Autism programs right here in Oklahoma. To get started, register, create a team name and then get started recruiting team members. Let's Walk!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Join the Special Family Support Group Tomorrow Night for a Special Presentation on Working with Autism Children that have Challenging Behaviors

I just wanted to make sure that everyone knew that Annie from the Oklahoma Autism Network will be making a special presentation to the Special Family Support Group tomorrow evening @ 6:30pm at the New Life Covenant Church located in Purcell, OK at 224 West Apache. If you are a teacher please pass this along. Annie will have helpful tips on challenging behavior. If you work with, or may end up working with, a child on the spectrum this would be helpful. This will also be helpful to parents raising a kiddo on the spectrum or just a strong willed child. 

If you are planning to attend tomorrow night's meeting, please leave a message on the event page so that they will have an accurate head count. Thank you for sharing this with someone in the autism community!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Salute to Our Nation's Veterans, Including My Oldest Son

     I want to recognize all of the many veterans that have served, or are still serving, our great country. No matter in which branch of the military that you served, Thank YOU for your service! Families across America appreciate everything that our dedicated servicemen and servicewomen do to protect and defend our country. 
     I am proud to say that my oldest son is currently serving in the United States Army. Nathan, who has Autism, and his older brother Vincent are both really excited to see Paul, their oldest brother, when he comes home for a visit this Christmas. 
     Please accept the gratitude of this Army Mom, everyone in her family and her closest friends. Thank YOU and God Bless YOU!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Be Sure to Go See "Wreck It Ralph" Tomorrow as AMC's #Autism "Sensory Friendly Film"!!

If you haven't had the chance to enjoy a "Sensory Friendly Film", you may want to try to get your family out of the house just a little earlier tomorrow morning! The new Disney movie "Wreck It Ralphwill be showing at AMC Quail Springs 24 and AMC Crossroads 16 Theatres tomorrow, Saturday, November 10th at 10 a.m. We hope that your family will be able to make it out tomorrow morning...see YOU there!

AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the "Sensory Friendly Films" program. In order to provide a more comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing - in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned. For more information and to find a theatre near you, click here.
You can follow @AutismSociety and @AMCTheaters on twitter.

Make Plans Now to Attend the Limited Premier of the New Movie, "SWANKY: the Most Awesome Art Show Movie Ever Made by Everybody!"

Saturday, November 3, 2012

What I Learned at The Oklahoma Statewide #Autism Conference to Help My Son Learn to "Self-Regulate" His Own Behavior

     Last month, I attended the Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference which was information packed between the speakers and the resource booths. The keynote speaker that they had for the full first day was Tony Attwood, who creatively captivated his audience as he spoke on Asperger's Syndrome! He had a way of explaining the autism spectrum disorder so that anyone could understand what they were dealing with. It was amazing! The second day of the conference was set up where everyone could listen to that day's keynote speakers and then choose from six consecutive classes, for each of the three training sessions throughout the day. I couldn't attend each of the sessions that I was interested in because most of them were unfortunately scheduled at the same time, and were only available at that particular time. We were told that most of the speakers would make their hand-outs available online for those of us that couldn't attend all of the ones that interested us. 

     Each of the sessions that I attended on the second day of the conference were on different evidence based strategies that I can use to help Nathan learn to monitor his surroundings and control his reactions to stimulus. If he is able to learn to self-regulate his behavior, it will benefit him, wherever he goes. I have also learned that if he has an incentive to work towards, he will make an effort to adjust his behavior. It will be a challenge getting the new teacher and Nathan to give each other a chance because of the rough start they had, during her first week together, right before Fall Break. She told me that she has a friend that has a child with autism. I shouldn't automatically assume that she has any training in that area but, I did offer her assistance in working with Nathan. I will not be offering from this point on...everything will be "this is what works with my son" or "this is how we need to prepare him in order not to disrupt the rest of the class". She will have to "learn" to modify her curriculum and how she interacts with Nathan, to accommodate him. If Nathan needs to remove himself from or "op-out" of a classroom situation because the stimulus is too much for him to handle, he will have to be given the "break" that he needs to cope with whatever was affecting him, and then the time to transition back into class-rotation. 

     I will be giving each of his teachers and school faculty the information that will help Nathan have a more productive and successful school year. If they are not able, as a team or individually, to modify to accommodate my son, within a reasonable amount of time, then I will have to take it to the school board, along with an advocate. Unfortunately, Nathan has not been given an permanent location to "calm" and time to process the reason why he needed to "op-out" of the classroom activities/environment. It is very important for him to understand how to know when he needs to remove himself from an over-stimulating environment and what may have happened to create the feelings he had. Something happened to "trigger" him to feel either embarrassment, frustration and anger. Any combination of these feelings can "cause" an uncontrollable situation where a child with autism is already challenged enough without being able to process the incoming stimulus. Nathan is constantly aware or reminded of his differences. When Nathan is in school, trying to get the education he deserves, and he is not given the appropriate time to "calm" down, away from his classmates, it undoubtedly affects his self-esteem and his overall temperament.  

     I know teaching is a unappreciated profession but, teachers should be required to have more training in the area of working with children on the autism spectrum, identifying different behaviors when it comes to these unique children being in an "inclusive" classroom, and modifying how they themselves interact with each of these complex individuals on a daily basis. I shadowed Nathan at school last Monday because his rotation schedule changed where he will stay in his homeroom classroom the first half of the school day. After lunch, he will be in the new teacher's classroom for the last half of the day. Just before it is time to go home, he will return to to his homeroom so that he can gather what he needs to bring home. It will be an adjustment period but, I have confidence that Nathan will be able to handle it with our help. It is more of a question of time but, I fully intend to start campaigning for Oklahoma Teachers to be "required" to have supervised "hands-on" training with children on the autism spectrum, in both "inclusive" and "self-contained" classroom environments. Not all children with autism have the capability to express themselves verbally and these teachers may need to be trained on augmentative devices in order to communicate with these children. Learning sign language would be essential just in the event that the batteries, for the child's electronic device, die and replacements are not readily available. 

     I can vividly remember how frustrating it can be working with a child that is "difficult" and not being able to understand everything about that child. You have to take everything minute by minute just so that you don't crack or have your own meltdown! It is character building while at the same time it is physically and emotionally exhausting. Parents don't have the choice when it comes to autism being a part of their child and their family but, those who choose to work in Special Education need to be better prepared for what they will encounter. Not knowing enough about autism and behaviors could be detrimental to everyone involved...the students and the teacher. It wasn't until we lost our Special Education Teacher and Case Manager, due to her military husband's transfer, that I realized just how special she was and how much she did to try to prepare Nathan and each of his many teachers for the school year. I am learning to become a better advocate for Nathan because the school has not hired anyone to fill her vacancy. The school has let the remaining Special Education Teacher assume the responsibilities of teaching the students that belonged to the other teacher, while still trying to manage the students that she works with. If they aren't careful, the school, and the district, will lose her due to a physical, mental and emotional "burn-out"! 

     I will try to keep everyone up-to-date on how Nathan's days go. I will be sure to share which Evidence Based Strategies or Practices work and which ones weren't as successful with him. Each child is unique in what may work with one child, may not work with another child! I am starting to stock up on my patience levels as I am preparing myself for the long-haul!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Your Creed Of Care: How To Dig For Treasure In People (Without Getting Buried Alive) by Author, Caroline McGraw

This is an excerpt from Caroline McGraw's book for caregivers, Your Creed Of Care:  How To Dig For Treasure In People (WithoutGetting Buried Alive). To receive your complimentary copy of the book via email, visit Caroline's blog for caregivers, A Wish Come Clear.

Pitfall #7:  Holding On

I’m not a parent, so I can only imagine how difficult it must be:  letting a babysitter watch your kids, letting them go off to school, to college, to the wider world. Add to that a child with a physical or intellectual disability, and the letting-go gets even more difficult. To let go, to trust another person with your child or sibling? It may seem impossible. Yet, it’s also extremely valuable, both for you and the person you love and care for.

I remember riding with my parents the first time we dropped my brother Willie off for a respite weekend. He’d be spending two days with a group in a local hotel, going to game nights and swimming in the pool. I knew that Willie would have a great time. Even so, I felt a rush of protectiveness and near-panic as he exited the car. I kept feeling a need to check on him, to make sure he was all right. I could tell that my mom felt this need even more than I did. Though she’d met the staff and talked to my brother extensively and prepared long lists of Willie’s routines and double-checked his food, clothes and medication supplies, she still felt anxious. She’d done all she could, but it all felt so insignificant as he disappeared from our sight. We all wanted to hold on to him as we drove away.

After that experience, I understand why one woman I know literally left the country after her brother came to L’Arche [a faith-based non-profit organization that creates homes where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life in community, where I served as a caregiver for five years]. She knew that, if she stayed within driving distance, she’d be sure to meddle with his  care. As my mother did for my brother, this woman made extensive preparations to ensure that her brother would be well cared-for. However, when the moment to let go of her brother’s care came, she felt a strong temptation to hold on.

I’ve met other families who have held on to their children tightly over the years. They continue to treat their adult sons and daughters as children. These parents are holding on to their role as primary caregivers, even as their sons and daughters are trying to make a new home and new life for themselves. It’s always difficult to watch this dynamic, and even more challenging to be a care provider in the middle of it. The adult child in this situation has a choice: they can either rebel against their parents’ holding on, or comply with it...and feel guilty for feeling stifled. Most people choose the latter.

To parents, it can seem as though holding on in this way will keep their child safe. When I watched my brother walk into the hotel, I wanted nothing more than a promise that he would be all right. I
wanted a guarantee, even though I know better. There are no guarantees. We can only know that, by holding on too tightly to those we love, we are not loving them as we should. As Martha Beck writes in Steering By Starlight: “The goal of real love is always to set the beloved free.”

We cannot wait for a time when we feel perfectly safe to open our hands.


Caroline McGraw is a would-be "childhood paleontologist" who digs for treasure in people. She writes about finding meaning in the most challenging relationships at A Wish Come Clear. You can also follow her on twitter @AWishComeClear.

Special Diets and Recipes

Dear Readers,

     I have been wanting to start a page for special diets and recipes for a while. I decided that there was no better time than the present! I will be researching and consulting with friends over the next few months. If you have, or someone you know has, a favorite recipe that you would like to share with us, please e-mail with the details. Please be sure to let me know in what type of special diet that your recipe would be categorized. I would also like to give credit to each person for their submission, linking it back to their website or blog. I look forward to hearing from you! 
     You can view the future Special Diets and Recipes page even though it is awaiting all of the great Gluten-Free, Casen-Free, GFCF-combination and other special diet recipes that we hope to receive. I want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as I attempt to compile, categorize and post all recipe submissions!                

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tis the season…for giveaways?

     I am sharing this giveaway that originated by Shelley over at "Slightly Off Kilter". I have to say I like the reason behind it...everyone needs a little extra holiday money! Head on over to her blog to enter for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!!

If you win, you decide what you do with it!

     Once you get through entering the giveaway, come back and browse the autism resources that we have made available to special needs families. If you know someone that has a child on the autism spectrum, please share our blog with them.

Thank you for your support!

"Hot Cakes with Dash" ~ Flapjack Fundraiser

You and your family are cordially invited to enjoy a
hot pancake breakfast with Dash and his friends
Saturday, October 27th 2012
4825 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
7:30am - 10:00am

Ticket price: $7.00 per person*
*plate of pancakes, sausage and a drink (no soda)

Please visit the Events section on
for more details about this event and to buy tickets!
Tickets can also be purchased on the event day at
the AutismOklahoma table set up at the Applebee's location.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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