Sensory Issues in Magazine’s

This post will name any magazine, digital or paperback that includes sensory issues in at least 1 article of it. With specific edition info, and how to get it. It must be written in ENGLISH. And I’ll update the post as needed.

Autism Parenting Magazines, paperback and kindle versions available (You Don’t need a a kindle for the kindle version, just a kindle reading app or icon on your computer.)   March 2014 edition and June and July 2014 Magazine’s).  Their are at least two issues in June. The June 4th issue, labeled issue 1, talks about diagnosing,  PSD.   All 4 issues are on amazon. But, I haven’t read, all of these sensory articles. 


Any magazine dedicated only too Sensory Issues. Is NOT included in THIS post. 

Sensory World

   Sensory World Organization, focuses mainly on sensory issues and SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder). Their organization is mainly for parents, teachers, children and teens with it, and caregivers that work with those with SPD.  However, some of it, also will help older individuals with these challenges and anyone who cares about them. They also, publish four times a year, the only internationally recognized magazine focusing only on SPD.  How great is it to have a MAGAZINE dedicated only too SPD struggles?! 

   Anyhow, the cheapest way to buy subscriptions to it, currently- is via this website.

   On that website (Just linked), you can also, find a couple free articles, to give you an idea of the magazine better.  Otherwise, I know the Apple, App Store has an app kinda, they place in there default, app newsstand app.   You can find it under the name of SF, which stands for it’s title, which is Sensory Focus. There cheapest digital subscription price is 15$ a yr. via iTunes it’s 21$ though and 7$ per issue.  The paperback, subscription price, starts at 25$ however.   Famous ASD authors sometimes write for SF, like Temple Grandin. 

   I hope this organization helps at least a couple of you, if only buy giving you hope that SPD, is actually, starting to get more recognition- world wide. 

Stand up, too eliminate/ lessen, more GMO use

Please read the below. Don’t buy ANYTHING from this company. Till it changes it’s ways. Fill in the form correctly on the pg linked below. And then try to get as many others too support this stand against coca cola, as possible. 


 From: Food Democracy Now! Team <>

Date: July 28, 2014 7:04:17 PM EDT
Subject: Tell Coke to kiss Monsanto goodbye
Reply-To: Food Democracy Now! Team <>

Tell Coke to Kiss Monsanto Goodbye and Stop funding campaigns to kill GMO labeling!

You make not drink Coke, but their organic and natural brands are increasing Coca-Cola’s profits! Tell Coke; you’re done with Honest Tea, Odwalla, Zico, Peace Tea and Vitamin Water until they’re done with Monsanto!

Join the Coke Boycott and Refresh Democracy!

Dear Everyone,

GMO labeling – it should be a no-brainer, but greed and power keep getting in the way! Polls regularly show that more than 90% of Americans agree that genetically engineered foods should be labeled! Unfortunately, corporate America hasn’t gotten the memo.

In the past 2 years alone, giant biotech seed and chemical companies have donated more than $70 million dollars to defeat citizen-led GMO labeling ballot initiatives in California and Washington State.

Standing side-by-side with Monsanto for the past 2 years, executives at Coca-Cola have chosen to side with biotech seed and chemical companies like Monsanto and DuPont over the American public by donating more than $3.2 million defeat GMO labeling ballot initiatives Prop 37 in California and I-522 in Washington State.

Tell Coke to kiss Monsanto goodbye and stop spending millions of dollars to kill GMO labeling campaigns in America! Join the Coke Boycott and tell Coke that you’ve had enough of their anti-transparency campaigns. 

Every voice counts!

click here if you want to drink any of those drinks again.

What are Coke, Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Trying to Hide?

  Last year alone, Coke secretly funneled more than $1.5 million dollars through the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) in order to block the I-522 initiative in Washington that would have required the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).


    It’s time for consumers to put their money where their mouth is and join the Coke Boycott so executives at Coca-Cola understand that standing with Monsanto is not what their customers want.

    According to Bloomberg News, these Coca-Cola brands played a major role in a recent 13% increase in their fourth-quarter profits in 2012 and it’s time to hit them where it hurts the most – their wallets!

     At Food Democracy Now! we think it’s time to show Coke and Monsanto the power of the market and remind them who they really work for. If Coke wants to keep siding with giant biotech seed and chemical corporations like Monsanto, DuPont and Dow Chemical, that’s their choice – but it’s time to remind them that in a democracy and a “free” market – we have a choice as well.

    Tell Coke to Kiss Monsanto Goodbye! Or we’ll be kissing these brands goodbye forever!        Every voice counts.

  That’s why Food Democracy Now! is standing with the Food Revolution Network and Center for Food Safety to encourage you to join the Coke Boycott.

   Food Democracy Now!, Center for Food Safety and Food Revolution are gearing up to bring this fight to Coke in a big way, and we need your voice behind us. Help us by joining the Coke 

Boycott Campaign!

Thanks again for participating in food democracy,

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team



DEADLINE TOMORROW: Help Stop ‘Agent Orange’ Crops!

I got this newsletter in my e-mail today. If your state congressman hasn’t signed it yet, please encourage them to, before it’s too late. Then tell everyone else you know to do the same ASAP.  If there in a state that still needs senators against it. Thank you! Everyone one will benifit greatly, if we stop this. If we don’t. We’re in big trouble! 

Organic Consumers Association
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DEADLINE TOMORROW: Help Stop ‘Agent Orange’ Crops!

Dear Everyone,

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) want to approve Dow’s new Enlist-brand corn and soy crops that are engineered to resist a deadly herbicide, concocted from a combination of Monsanto’s Roundup and Dow’s 2,4-D herbicide. (2,4-D is one of the chemicals used to create Agent Orange, used by the U.S. Army to defoliate jungles and destroy food crops during the Vietnam War).

Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) are trying to stop them. But they need your help today.

Please contact your Congress members today and ask them to sign on to a letter by Reps. DeFazio and Pingree asking the USDA and EPA to reject Dow’s “Agent Orange” crops! (You can check the list below to see if your Congress member has already signed).

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signaled it will approve Dow’s new Enlist-brand corn and soy crops, even though the agency admits that if the new crops are approved, the annual use of the herbicide 2,4-D would jump from 26 million pounds to 176 million pounds.

In their letter to the USDA and EPA, Reps. DeFazio and Pingree argue that the agencies are ignoring the science that shows that 2,4-D-resistant crops pose “significant threats to farmers through genetic contamination and herbicide drift, which can damage neighboring crops, wild plants and pollinator habitat.”

They conclude: “The risks of approving 2,4-D crops are simply too great to jeopardize public health, the environment and the long – term health and safety of our food supply.”

Please contact your Congress members today and ask them to sign on to a letter by Reps. DeFazio and Pingree asking the USDA and EPA to reject Dow’s “Agent Orange” crops!

More here and here.

Read the Dear Colleague letter

Congress members who have already signed:

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.)
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.)
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.)
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.)
Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.)
Rep. Paul Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
Rep. James Langevin (D-R.I.)
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.)
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.)
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.)
Rep. Mary Kaptur (D-Ohio)
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)
Rep. Mike Michaud, (D-Maine)
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.)
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.)
Rep. Janet Napolitano (D-N.Y.)
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia)
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.)
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.)
Rep. Bobby Rush (D- Ill.)
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.)
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.)
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)

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Save the US Organic standards

Note- The link below is now dead. Your too late, sorry. 

If the organic standards weaken do you know how bad that would be? No, really!? Do, you? It’s bad enough certain other countries sometimes have some higher food chemical standards. But, how could we even meet a country like Europes strict standards if we weaken our own. Many people would be sick all the time. Some, VERY sick. We won’t live as long likely, and none of us will ever be at our best. Do you know that some people are allergic and sensitive to some of the pesticides,   hormones, and herbicides? Especially those with sensory issues, and similiar diagnosis’s with weakened immune systems. Please read and sign this. Then, try to get as many others as possible to sign this too. Thank you! 

Keep Organic Standards in the US

GF with Sensory Issues added

Do you know the base of many GF flours? Some are nut based, soy based, dairy based, /rice based.  Folks with ASD, complex neurological and neurobiological issues,  / complex/ multiple food intolerances, will especially benefit from the below link and this post.  Because, this population often,  if not always,  is sensitive too one (/ often more then 1) of those GF flour alternative bases. Although, these links and posts mentioned or linked below have some similarity, the angle of the information, and supporting information is somewhat different,  and vital to know, for certain populations. 


I recently found this page. And felt, I had to share it. It’s titled, “Rice and GF Intolerance.” Although, I’m defiantly endorsing the linked page (Obviously) I’m NOT endorsing any of her books,  I haven’t read yet. I’m just not like that. Although, a couple I will look into more, to see if I want any of them.

If you haven’t read yet my post titled, “Gluten Free Flour options”. Or you need a review, look for it buy the title in the search box above.    I highly recommend you atleast skim it prior to preceding with this post. It will help you really see the pain staking detail involved here. And more specifically possibly what is or isn’t needed in your diet. Among other things. Even if you can have rice but, not gluten, giladin,  barley, oat, wheat, malt, rye, or barley intolerance(s)/ as an allergy.  There WILL be working alternatives for you. The link below AND the previous post mentioned above. Will start you on your way to finding alternative baking options. For the healthiest, bread, pasta, and baked good alternatives, for those with super sp. nutritional needs.   some very good food intolerance, advice.


The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July, is fun, right? You get to relax, picnic, see fireworks, and light displays, hear blasting music and possibly see family or friends you often don’t see enough of. Right?

If you have PSD, and possibly roscia, or MCS ( Although, they often don’t react as badly as someone with SPD, ASD, dysgraphia, ADHD, or anouther sensory, or similiar issue.). Fun is sometimes often far from what the Fourth of July is. Between, schedule changes, unpredictability of outside crowds ( Like smokers, Yuck!), loud sounds, bright colors that produce pain in some of us, massive socializing, and possible food reactions. Fun is sometimes NEVER had.

However, what if, you eliminate some of that, some of the stuff that makes it hard for us. Then could we enjoy it? It depends on how you eliminate stuff and what you eliminate. I’m not going to lie.Very possibly, within the restrictions of this blog. And more importantly this post, I may not have all the answers for y’all. Esp. For those NT significant others, / the NT parents but, here’s some suggestions.

If all you or some of you want is after dinner entertainment and fireworks. Some of which are GREAT bye the way. With a pledge of legions to the flag, off course! To support our loyal dedicated troops. This should really fit the bill. It’s not that I’m unaware of or find other ideas bad. I just feel for this post, these are best.

If timing is an issue, and you have a DVR or any TV recording features I recommend for yourself/or the sp. people in your life. To record either or both the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on the NBC channel. Or the Capitol Fourth on PBS from 8-930 this Friday. I’ve seen both atleast once before on previous years. There both, very good, to outstanding in my opinion. And common, you can’t expect anything less for the US president. Can you? That one was leaving me wanting more when I saw it, for certain.

If timing isn’t an issue, and you can make yourself available, watch it on the 4th. With or without the sensory sensitive individual, if possible. You can adjust the volume on the TV and you can easily leave the TV, if it becomes too much. And if your a parent without these issues or have a preferred preference like you love fireworks but your 6 yr old can’t stand them who has PSD. Then it shouldn’t be hard to find away to watch it in a different room in the house wile the 6 yr old does his own thing in his room, for example. As for food, off course take the time and effort to plan well enough to make sure you eat the proper foods, like always. When you have these kinds of issues splurging on typically forbidden foods should NEVER be an option.

The most important thing is this. If you don’t have these issues. You CANNOT assume the individual with them likes them or can handle them or things surrounding the fireworks or festivities. Just cause many people love them. Doesn’t mean everyone does. Just because something isn’t overwhelming, toxic, or painful to you. Doesn’t mean it is the same for them ( I’m not saying fireworks are safe for anyone either). Some of us could like them like I said in the right environment and context. Some more easily can enjoy fireworks. But, others really don’t, or can’t, so, don’t just NOT PUSH. Make sure they can tell you don’t resent them for missing them, if you actually do. If you push, the stress for them, of you being disappointed, they will see, and we REALLY don’t need that, do we?

Happy Fourth of July everyone! And thank you, for reading.