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4 Homeopathic Approaches for Allergy Relief

It seems that this time of year we all feel the joy of the renewal of nature, the warming of the earth and…AACHOO…the trigger of pollen in the air.

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Tired of fighting allergies every year?

There’s a reason these allergies keep coming back, and it may not just be a matter of pollen. In Houston, we have up to 5 times more mercury in our air than almost any other city in the United States.

It’s not just our air, either. Other common sources of mercury toxicity are “silver” dental fillings, batteries, broken CFC or fluorescent light bulbs and many vaccines (such as the flu vaccine!).

What does this have to do with allergies? Actually, a great deal.

In the Homeopathic Materia Medica, the symptoms that are brought on by mercurius vivus (quicksilver, or pure mercury) include, but are not limited to:

  • Burning arid discharge from the eyes
  • Sinusitis and colds
  • Runny nose with sneezing
  • Frequent sneezing
  • Yellow, green, fetid, possible glue-like discharges
  • Inflamed, irritated mucous membranes
  • Thick yellow nasal discharge

Sound familiar?

That’s right, these are all commonly found symptoms of many seasonal allergies.

There are different ways to try to detoxify this heavy metal, but one of the most efficient, gentle approaches is through the Houston Homeopathy Method™ of sequential homeopathy.

We have had many people come to us over the years with chronic sinus issues, such as hay fever, eye irritation and other common symptoms of allergic reactions. As we work to desensitize the system to the known pollen allergens and simultaneously support the detoxification exit routes, we can usually also get tangible relief through reduction of inflammation and the histamine reaction.

Many of our clients have been able to get off of their allergy medications, allergy shots, sinus medications and even steroids.

Scroll down to discover how homeopathy can help relieve your allergy symptoms with these 4 simple remedies.

Allium cepa (Red onion):  If your symptoms include sneezing with a burning, runny nose and burning, tearful, red-rimmed eyes as if you’d just peeled an onion, this remedy is a good starting point.

Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright): If you tend toward conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye and eyelids with weeping or thick discharges), this may be the remedy for you. It also helps with headaches from the stuffiness. If you have so much nasal discharge that you feel like you’re drowning, this is a good remedy for you.

Sabadilla (Cevadilla seed): If you have red, burning eyelids, spasms of sneezing and watery nasal discharge, this remedy may bring relief.

Nux vomica (Colubrina): Reach for nux vomica if you have sneeze after sneeze with stuffiness that changes sides as you roll over at night. Nux can help with any symptom where you feel you “want to but can’t,” including itchy ears and stuffy nose.

So, if you’re saying, “If I could just blow my nose, I’d feel better,” try nux!

If you have been plagued with chronic allergies or sinusitis, you may need a longer-term detox. The Houston Homeopathy Method™ can offer healing without drugs and their side effects or expensive testing through gentle homeopathic detoxification and desensitization.

Learn more about these deep-healing programs here, or contact us to learn more about the best choice for your unique situation.

Pregnancy-safe Cold & Flu Remedies

Homeopathy offers literally thousands of pregnancy-safe cold and flu remedies, as well as literally thousands of other acute and chronic symptoms.I wish someone had told me about homeopathy when I was pregnant and had a cold! Even though I was hardly the internet-educated, supre-crunchy mom of today, my gut told me that taking drugs while pregnant was something I should avoid, for the sake of my baby.  Here are tips that may help avoid drugs, but also give symptom relief.

Colds:  Over-the-counter combinations are wonderful. My personal favorite is Boiron’s Cold Calm®.  It can be purchased at many health food stores, and if you can’t find it anywhere else, our office keeps it on hand for our clients.

Coughs:  While there are many individual remedies that are great for coughs, there are several OTC combination remedies that we love.  Boiron’s Chestal® and B&T’s Bronchial Cough Formula® are two of my favorite cough syrups.  Again, they’re readily available OTC.

Flu:  The best remedy in the world for flu, in my humble opinion, is Oscillococcinum.  We’ve even personally found that it may well be helpful with other viral illnesses, as an early-onset immune booster.  Whenever I fly it seems I land next to someone who is obviously ill.  So I start popping my Oscillococcinum® and most of the time I find that I stay healthy.

Stomach “flu”:  Again, I suggest Oscillococcinum, along with homeopathic remedies specific to such illnesses.  For instance, Arsenicum album is excellent for stomach and abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.  It is my go-to remedy for “food poisoning” as well.  It typically knocks the symptoms out very quickly, and has no side-effects of its own.

Of course, there are other remedies that are great for the nausea associated with early pregnancy, such as “morning sickness” (even when it lasts all day long), such as Cocculus.

Fever: two of the best remedies for fevers are homeopathic Ferrum phosphoricum Belladonna.

Homeopathy is safe medicine

Even though Belladonna is a toxic plant, when rendered in the diluted homeopathic form, any toxin becomes a remedy for the same symptoms the toxin would bring on.  And virtually all homeopathic remedies are non-toxic by their very nature.

If you are pregnant and need homeopathic help, we LOVE working with moms-to-be.  We can also help you do a safe detoxification before, or even during, pregnancy.    We can also help with allergy symptoms, almost any new or chronic illness during pregnancy, and can help you stay healthy or get healthy while pregnant, safely.

Of course, if you have any doubts about taking any homeopathic remedies during pregnancy, call us. We can help you find remedies that are safe and effective for whatever might come up during this wonderful time of life, all without side effects!

Call us today.  We’re here for you. And CONGRATULATIONS!

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Homeopathic Detoxification

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Homeopathic detoxification remedies

Homeopathic Detoxification

Homeopathic detoxification may be the most important thing you can do for your health. We cannot over-emphasize the importance of detoxification to the average human being. General and specific homeopathic detoxification is safe, thorough and gentle. The Houston Homeopathy Method is a super-individualized detox method for anyone.

Homeopathic Detoxification is for Everyone

Why? Because we are all bombarded daily by toxins in our air, water, food, on surfaces all around us. These toxins can build up in the system and, over time, can create an entire set of symptoms of their own.

Homeopathy Organics Detoxification Remedies

Every day the subject of detoxification is our first priority at Homeopathy Center of Houston.   The Houston Homeopathic Method can provide a deeply individualized systematic detoxification approach for health and well-being for virtually anyone.  Whether you have no symptoms, or as a part of remediation of health ills and problems, our homeopathic detoxification can be the basis to stay healthy as well as to improve the overall quality of life.

We start with generalized support of the organs and systems of elimination, opening up the exit routes.  This alone may result in improvement for all sorts of health challenges.

Then, as we see improvements such as better digestion and elimination, we can move to more specific, individualized detoxification through homeopathic isopathic remedies, or “isodes.” These are specific highly diluted remedies from the very substances that a person has been exposed to in his/her history. By using isodes, it is possible to homeopathically nudge the body to release cellular residues from chemical exposures, such as pesticides, petroleum products, drugs taken in the past, and contaminants from the air, food and water.

Daily Contamination Demands Daily Homeopathic Detoxification

We are all exposed to unknown and often unacknowledged chemicals on a daily basis.  Our world has had over 80,000 new chemicals unleashed since World War II. Many are derivatives of petroleum, the basis of everything from “miracle drugs” to pesticides, herbicides, and common household products of all sorts. Many people are highly reactive to these chemicals.  We have had clients observe that homeopathic detoxification helped reduce this immediate reactivity.

After WWII, American troops liberating German concentration camps found barrels of a new chemical called “fluoride” sitting all around.  When the German officers were asked what it was used for, they stated “it keeps the prisoners docile and controllable.”   Most municipal drinking water systems add fluoride to the water.

Homeopathy Organics Detoxification Remedies

The military openly admits to spraying heavy metal nano-particles from airplanes in order to extend the reach of radar over the horizon.  What do you think happens to them? Perhaps that is why so many people now suffer from heavy metal toxicity.  Homeopathic detoxification can help eliminate them.

Ever think about your food growing all over the world and what lands on it?   And what about our drinking water reservoirs?   If you live in an urban area like Houston, the municipal government sprays chemical pesticides as often as several nights per week to control mosquitoes!  The residue can easily enter the home on feet, pets or simply through opening and closing doors and windows.

Homeopathic detoxification is good for you – even if you’re healthy NOW.

We all need cleansing from today’s world. Toxins may be a part of life, but it’s not living if one is becoming ill from the world’s toxins!

Science proves that toxins build up in the system. The body can eliminate food very efficiently. But chemicals are foreign to the built-in healing and elimination systems.  They cannot naturally be broken down, metabolized and eliminated.

This is where the Houston Homeopathy Method shines: homeopathic detoxification is safe.  Many detoxification methods depend upon adding chemicals into the system (such as chelation drugs) in the hopes of “capturing” and eliminating toxins.  Homeopathic detoxification merely inputs the “signature” of the offending toxins so that the body can identify and eliminate them. Because homeopathic detoxification adds no actual chemicals (the remedies are too dilute to contain any actual molecules), there are no side-effects, no dangers, just gentle elimination by the body’s own mechanisms.

It does take a professional trained in our method, and in both classical and sequential homeopathy.  Please “don’t try this at home!” There is a definite order that makes the process gentler through our method. While the remedies cannot cause any permanent harm, this level of deep homeopathic detoxification can bring on some elimination symptoms that may catch people by surprise. Our well-versed, experienced practitioners can give you a heads up on what to expect during the process each month.

Some Results of Homeopathic Detoxification

Clients report improvements in digestion, elimination, skin tone and quality, overall relief of aches and pains, and generally improved energy levels just from detoxification. A few clients have shed some unwanted pounds. Science demonstrates that often our cells maintain excess water to dilute toxins. There are innumerable reasons to undertake homeopathic detoxification.  The best reason is because you deserve to feel and look healthier.

No one can guarantee specific health outcomes.  But when someone undertakes homeopathic detoxification, they will be less toxic than when they started.

Our professionals have been successfully helping people gain improvements in their health since 1998, often completely eliminating problems that have plagued them for decades. You CAN get healthy, or stay healthy simply through homeopathic detoxification with the Houston Homeopathy Method.  Call us today.  We can help.

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4 Go-to Homeopathic Remedies for Urinary Tract Relief

You know the feeling—that odd sensation something isn’t quite right “down there.” Then you start to feel the urging, the pain … and you know you’ve got the dreaded urinary tract infection (UTI).

UTIs are extremely painful and can put you out of commission for a day or even a week.

That’s why we’re sharing 4 easy homeopathic remedies you can do at home to heal your UTI.

Before you read any farther, go get a HUGE glass of water and start pounding water while you read! Water intake is crucial for urinary problems.

And of course, if your symptoms are chronic, if they worsen or if you have extenuating circumstances such as a kidney transplant or diabetes, you should consult a healthcare professional, such as a homeopath or naturopath, and consult your doctor before undertaking any new approaches. Click below if you’d like to check out our professional Urinary Health Program.

The key is to match the symptoms to the remedy.

Remember, the real trick to homeopathy is to match the greatest number of symptoms with the best remedy that will relieve those symptoms. Little things matter, like when, where, and how it hurts, what makes it better or worse and even urine odor and color. The following are the most common UTI symptoms and the remedies to use to relieve them.

  1. For burning urine, use Cantharis. Burning urine includes the following symptoms:
    • Burning pain that gets worse after emptying the bladder
    • Pain focused in the urethra rather than in the bladder
    • Itching and burning together in the urethra
    • Urine that feels hot and looks cloudy
    • Constant but useless urging followed by just a few drops of urine

    When you are so frantic that you can’t think about anything but the pain, it’s time for Cantharis.

    Cantharis is perhaps one of the most widely applicable urinary tract remedies because there are so many different symptoms that it relieves.

  2. For stinging pain, use homeopathic Apis mellifica 6x (honey bee). Stinging pain may be accompanied by the following symptoms:
    • Very hot urine that looks milky and has an offensive odor
    • Very little urine each time you go

    If this is you, pick up homeopathic Apis mellifica 6x (honey bee) at almost any health food store.

  3. For suppressed anger, use Staphysagria (stavesacre). If you are suppressing anger at someone or had an invasive procedure (including childbirth, a colonoscopy or a cystoscopy) just before the onset of your UTI, you need this remedy.It’s no secret that our mental state affects our physical state. Staphysagria, known in homeopathy as the best “honeymoon cystitis” remedy, will both help with the UTI and allow you to express the anger, let go of the grudge and move on!Because it can also help with the low backache from UTIs, either from referred pain or from inflammation of the kidneys, this remedy can help keep things under control while you wait to get in with a doctor or professional homeopath.
  4. If you have severe but dull pain not relieved by urination, use Equisetum. With severe but dull pain, there is often constant urging. While you may pass large quantities of urine, there is no pain relief from it. The urine is typically either clear or light-colored and profuse in quantity.Bonus: Equisetum can also be a good remedy for bedwetting in young and older children.There are a few other simple things you can do to help your UTI in conjunction with one of the above methods. First and foremost, drink lots of water. We recommend adding the juice of a quarter of a lemon or even a whole lemon to the water. The lemon soothes, adds antibacterial vitamin C and alkalizes, making your urinary tract less welcoming to bacterial invasion. To make the drink more palatable, you can add a few drops of stevia.

    Vitamin C supplements are another great way to soothe your UTI. Finally, Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus probiotics in general have been shown to help reduce the recurrence of UTIs and can shorten the duration of your attack.Remember, these remedies all work best with occasional UTIs.

    If you frequently or chronically have to seek urinary tract relief, if you run a fever or if any of the above remedies don’t help after a couple of days, please click here to learn more about our urinary tract relief program that can help you find the long-term relief you need.

What Does Homeopathy Help?

A Guide to the Published Research on the Therapeutic Action and Positive Effects of Homeopathy

If you are wondering “Can homeopathy help with…?” or “Are there any published studies on homeopathy?” you’re in the right place.

Thanks to the help of, we have compiled an extensive list of documents recording the illnesses, injuries or therapeutic diagnoses that have been successfully treated with homeopathy.

Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive. Individuals with virtually any illness or injury can experience relief through homeopathy, whether it has been written about in research or not. This is only a large sampling of those symptoms or illnesses for which there is published research available.

Scroll through the following list—chances are your problem appears below.

To download the full PDF of resources, click here.

Homeopathy is not limited to physical illness. It works with symptoms in the physical, mental, emotional and behavioral realms, no matter the severity of the issue. Homeopathy, particularly the kind offered through our DIY+ programs, shines with acute, minor contagious illness. Sequential homeopathy offers untold answers to chronic complaints.

The Houston Homeopathy Method™ has worked with most of these issues. The truth is there are very few things that don’t yield to homeopathic treatment.

To learn more about how we can help you with your specific condition, contact us here.

Reduce Anxiety, PANDAS and OCD: Read the Label!

This one dietary tip could greatly reduce anxiety, PANDAS or OCD.Child needs to reduce anxiety

Much research has been devoted to the role of streptococcus in anxiety, OCD, and PANDAS/PANS.  From a homeopathic perspective, we are taught nuances of many substances, including pathogens, from our literature.  Even a tiny amount of the wrong substance can greatly hamper the healing responses. If you eliminate just one ingredient from your diet, you may greatly reduce anxiety.

One of the neurological effects of some streptococcus species can include high levels of anxiety, behaviors, and rituals to try to control the anxiety. In our experience, two such unexpected sources can be from probiotics and yogurt.  Who would have thought? Many probiotic combinations contain streptococcus thermophilus (often abbreviated “S. therm.”).  And virtually all commercially produced yogurts and kefir as well as some yogurt starters include this same species.

Reducing your intake of S. therm. may help reduce anxiety, PANDAS and OCD.

You don’t have to live with anxiety!

When there is a constant influx of any pathogen that the body is already trying to eliminate, it is very difficult for homeopathy’s gentle detoxification to get a sufficient response.  No matter the source, (diet, environment, illness or a vaccine) streptococcus forms may increase anxiety in some people.  We don’t fault the manufacturers for what they are doing. But we have seen remarkable improvements when our clients eliminate this species from their dietary supplements or stop eating commercial yogurt. For some people this may not be a problem. But S. therm. can be anxiety-producing for those who are streptococcus carriers, or exhibit high levels of anxiety or OCD tendencies. We may not be able to reduce anxiety until S. therm. is eliminated from the diet.

read the label to help reduce anxietyIf you still crave yogurt or kefir, several options are available for homemade yogurt starters. There are innumerable probiotic combinations on the market without S. therm.  As with many things in life, you must read the “fine print” on the label in order to avoid these substances. But the payoff may be startlingly helpful at reducing anxiety. Consequently, reading the label may reduce anxiety!

If you’d like to a more permanent answer to reduce your anxiety, the Houston Homeopathy Method offers deeper, longer lasting answers.  Give us a call! We can help.

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Tips for Stimmy Kids in Autism

Quick Tips for Stimmy Kids in Autism

If your child’s “stims” have you climbing the walls, here are some tips for Stimmy Kids in Autism to help!

What are stims? The word comes from “self-stimulation” – which actually is a misnomer. Many of the behaviors seen as “stims” or “typical autism behaviors” may have their basis in the child’s environment, or from internal pathogens such as bacteria, viruses or parasites.  Others may be reactions to physical pain or sensations. Houston Homeopathy Method offers help through sequential homeopathy for many of the “stims” by addressing them at the root.  But here are some tips that might help you find some peace through things you can do to improve your child’s diet or environment.

Tips for Stimmy Kids in Autism
Some so-called “stims” like head-banging are actually a reaction to pain, and in that case, typically it means headache pain or gut pain.  This is always a “red flag” to us that a child is in severe pain, so it is a strong immediate focus of our approach.  Sometimes a strict gluten-free/casein-free diet will greatly improve gut distress and its associated behaviors.

Scratching, biting or intense lashing-out at others, or wrist biting can indicate pain such as reflux or heartburn. We have a number of options for temporary relief, but long term recovery is one of the top ten things we are “famous” for, through sequential homeopathy.

Aggression can be indicative of pain, but can also be driven by reactions to MSG, food colorings, preservatives or other additives in the diet.  A “clean” organic, chemical-free diet is always our recommendation for children with autism or other vaccine injury. And if you can’t pronounce it, probably it’s not healthy for anyone to eat it.

Using organic, human-friendly, non-toxic cleansers at home may help reduce stims and improve attention and social interaction. So check your laundry detergents, shampoos and soaps – and don’t spray that cologne near your autistic child! If you can smell it, or can’t pronounce the ingredients, it could be a culprit. You may be surprised at what can set off a spate of stims, tics, or stims.

Does your child flap his hands wildly or hold them in odd positions in front of his eyes and scream “eeeeeeeeeeee?” When was the last time s/he ate fast food or highly processed foods? Often this behavior is related to excitotoxins such as MSG, artificial food additives, colorings or flavorings. Simply cleaning up the diet often eliminates or greatly reduces such behaviors. It can also be an indicator of overgrowth of parasites of various sorts.

Professional Clean-up Required – Don’t Try This At Home!

The following behaviors help us discern which pathogens might be a problem requiring deeper cleansing through sequential homeopathy.

  • Are the behaviors worse around the full moon or the new moon? Either way, parasites may be behind any generalized behavioral worsening that occurs in a 4-week cycle. Obsession with water play, mud, fecal smearing or saliva play that cannot be redirected easily is another indicator of parasite presence. We have developed a non-toxic, gentle program that has resulted in parasite reduction for hundreds of clients over the past decade. (You might enjoy reading “The Best Full Moon Ever!”)
  • Does s/he climb on furniture, or constantly jump? He may have measles virus surfacing.
  • Does s/he repeat the last phrases of videos or your last conversations? You might want to check for strep titers or possibly clostridia.
  • Is your child’s behavior impossible to redirect? Whatever your child’s “stimmy” behavior, if it’s difficult or impossible to redirect her, we always consider whether or not there is an underlying obsession or compulsion. If so, we consider addressing some bacterial overloads.

Each child’s autism is a unique manifestation of behaviors and what’s behind them. The tips above come from our observations and experience with some of these more common “stims” what is behind them and what has helped them.  In our consults, communications of the parents’ observations of “stims” and other behaviors are greatly helpful in determining why various behaviors are present, and which pathogens are present in the system can be discerned and addressed by the The Houston Homeopathy Method. Since 2002, we have offered the first and only cutting edge sequential homeopathic approach to be based upon the full biomedical model of autism – the Houston Homeopathy Method for Autism. Call us today and we’ll do our best to “de-stim” your “stimmy” child!

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Homeopathic Tips for Colds and Allergies

With much of the northern hemisphere already sneezing and blowing, here are some timely  Homeopathic Tips for Colds and Allergies suggestions from our homeopathic experts.

Homeopathic Tips for Colds and Allergies


Homeopathic remedies can help with the short-term symptoms of both colds and allergies.  Because we base our remedy choices by matching symptoms to the proper remedy, and colds and allergies often share similar symptoms, it’s possible to gain relief of either without necessarily knowing which it is.

Grab and Go with Combination Remedies

Some wonderful combination homeopathic remedies are available over the counter as well as through our office for cold and allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, stuffiness, mild fever and body aches, sore throat and cough. These combination remedies usually contain a broad enough spectrum of remedies to cover the most common symptoms or combinations of cold, flu, or cough related symptoms to work well as an easy “grab and go” approach.

Try your hand at classical homeopathy armed with a remedy kit and a bit of knowledge

If you wish to try your hand at a few single remedies, here are a couple of our favorites.  These remedies can be purchased over the counter at most health food stores, are included in our custom 50 remedy homeopathic remedy kit (available through our office) and it won’t matter whether your sniffles and snorts are from a cold or allergies, if they match how you feel:

Allium cepa: made from red onion, this remedy can help you when you have all the head cold or allergy symptoms that look just like you’ve peeled an onion! Red rims around the watery, burning eyes, runny, burning, thin nasal discharge, lots of sneezing, and a craving for fresh air characterize the symptoms this stand-by remedy can help.

Euphrasia: for stuffy, congested, packed sinuses with constantly watering eyes, red, swollen and burning  of the upper lip, post-nasal discharges in the morning that are so difficult to hawk up that you sometimes gag, grab Euphrasia.  It’s also great for coughs that are so hard and long you may gag.

Nux vomica: Irritability, impatience, and a general grumpiness coupled with copious sneezing and fevers with a need to be constantly covered mark this remedy.  It also helps with “stomach flu” nausea, hangovers (!) or constipation.  A great all-around remedy to keep on hand.

Pulsatilla: Whine, whine, whine is the stellar attitude in those who need this remedy.  It helps with bland, yellow discharges from the nose, ears or throat, with a dry mouth, but little thirst.  Also great for ear pain from the congestion of a cold.

Still not finding the answer? We’re here to help.

A simple 15-30 minute minor illness consultation and a few remedies from our office may get you back in the pink with simple colds or flu symptoms. If you’d like to be able to call on us immediately during cold and flu season, you can even send in your paperwork for your family early, with a note that you only seek our care on an “as-needed” basis.  And if you’re fed up with allergies, our sequential homeopathy approach can combine detoxification from heavy metals which can be behind many allergies, while offering supportive symptom relief as needed and desensitization remedies for common allergy triggers as well.

Grab ‘n’ go, do-it-yourself, need to buy a family kit, or call in the cavalry, we are just a phone call away!




Houston Homeopathy Video: Autism One 2015 Overview

Let the Houston Homeopathy Video Method fill in the missing pieces for autism

Grab a snack (gluten-free/casein-free, of course!) download the slide PDF,  and settle in to watch our presentation from Autism One 2015 Conference, “Is Sequential Homeopathy the Missing Piece to Your Child’s Autism Puzzle?”


Introduction:  0:00 to 6:30
Homeopathy History and Classical Homeopathy: 6:30-19:54
Houston Homeopathy Method – Keeping Up with 21st Century Illnesses: 19:55-29:20
THE GOOD STUFF: Successes and Works in Progress in our Cases:  29:20-43:59
THE BEST STUFF: From the Grandmother and Mother – a Recovery Story of one of our Clients (with the client chiming in when they got something wrong!) 44:00 – End

Watch the Houston Homeopathy Video Below!

There is MORE than hope – there is HELP for your child’s (or grandchild’s) autism!