Mylinda Elliott

Mylinda Elliott

Mylinda Elliott is the parent of five children. The third of the five has Autism which was diagnosed early on. The fourth of the five children has Aspergers. She is a self taught expert on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Mylinda Elliott has also worked professionally in the disability world for the past fifteen years. Since acquiring her own disability she is considered the "Go To" woman for advice or resources on disabilities.
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  • Controlling Fibromyalgia Pain with Metabolism
    I have found that eating to boost my metabolism seems to help with the pain. Winters are long and painful. My body, my arms and legs, and particularly my hands and feet hurt. I decided I needed to come up with a strategy.
  • Finding a Speech Therapist when Your Child Has Autism
    Speech Therapy is an important tool for a child with autism. Unfortunately like many other things not every speech therapist is effective and appropriate for children with autism.
  • If You Stim Do You Have Autism
    Stim or stimming is a term that is typically used when talking about a person with autism. It is specifically for a certain type of behavior. In reality, we all stim, every single one of us.
  • Friendships for People with Autism
    One of the concerns I have with daughters with autism is that they have friends. An interesting concept is something people in the disability community call community building. Many times people think of special education as a place or a room.
  • Fibromyalgia During the Holidays
    Holidays can be a source of joy for many people. Unfortunately for people with Fibromyalgia, holidays can be a major source of stress and pain. Even under the best of circumstances, the activities associated with holidays can be exhausting.
  • Planning for Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    Fibromyalgia is a manageable condition. Many people are doing it every day. Managing your life after your diagnosis will even change over time as well. One of the frustrating things is that many times my fibromyalgia changes from day to day.
  • Breast Pain and Fibromyalgia
    I have talked to so many women who have breast pain that it seems to be part of fibromyalgia. I certainly have it. I may have pain one day and then not the next. Some days it’s a horrible stabbing pain and other days throbbing.
  • Fast & Furious 6
    If you are a gal in the mood for an action-packed movie with fast cars, cool technology, and gorgeous guys, Fast & Furious 6 certainly delivers. Vin Diesel and The Rock are up front and center in the action.
  • The Best Kept BBQ Secret in Lake Charles Louisiana
    I recently had the pleasure of visiting a new BBQ place in Lake Charles Louisiana. The name is BBQWest. The restaurant was nice and fresh looking. I had heard they had some fantastic BBQ. I was ready to try it out.
  • Dealing with People when You Have Fibromyalgia
    There are several instances when you want or need to deal with people who may not understand your fibromyalgia. Although you may have had a long time to come to grips with what you have your family and friends may not understand.
  • I Learned Spring Cleaning From My Mother and Grandmother
    Spring cleaning around my house consists of several activities all of these I learned from my mother and grandmother. I live in a rainy climate and one of the first things that has to be done is the gutters on the house need to be cleaned.
  • My Income Tax Windfall
    I always get a small income tax refund. I do this by design. I have a full time job and a small business. There are more taxes than necessary taken out of my paycheck to cover the taxes for my small business. My business is very small.
  • Eye Care to Prevent Infections
    In the past few months I have been going through a medical issue that has been quite disturbing to me. Gradually without even noticing it I had begun losing the sight in one of my eyes. I am very busy and I didn't think.
  • Developing Your Presence on Social Networking Sites
    Many business owners are spending a small amount of time each day signing up with various social networking sites. They are finding benefit to doing this a few minutes a day. Sometimes the business owner will get young adult employees to do it.
  • Demographic Development for Pay Per Click Advertising
    When targeting your Pay Per Click (PPC) efforts you may want to keep in mind who your average blogger might be. Your average blogger is writing for people whether unconsciously or consciously like himself or herself and will have the same quali
  • ADHD and After School Activities
    Children with ADHD can have attention problems, activity problems, or a combination of the two. The most common choice is the combination of both. Parents of children with ADHD will tell you that it doesn’t just happen during the day.
  • Sequestration Will Negatively Affect Families with Disabled Members
    I live in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I work for a non-profit which helps families that have a member with a disability. Although I have not been directly affected by the Sequestration YET we are all holding our breath.
  • One of Our Favorite Sensory Summer Activities
    One of my favorite activities with the daughter with Autism and the daughter with Aspergers is to go swimming at our local public pool. They love to be in the water. It is cool and my oldest daughter just seems to love the feel of the water.
  • Raising Chickens as Pets
    We have had chickens for pets in the past. At first I thought this was a really odd choice for a pet. Now I am convinced chickens can and do make very good pets. They can learn and respond to their name. They will sit in your lap.
  • More About Getting All You Can Out of Twitter
    These are more ideas about how you might use Twitter for your business. It is not too late to go back and evaluate what you have done up to this point. It is to your benefit to go back and fill in parts you initially left out.
  • Blogs, SEO, and PPC
    There are several ways to monetize your Blog. Some of these methods are ideal for the Internet Marketer to use on other people’s blogs. I am always working on generating more sales.
  • Traveling for Mardi Gras when You Have a Child with Autism
    Traveling can be complicated at any time but it can be particularly complicated when you have a child with autism. When you add the excitement of the Mardi Gras festivities in to plans things become even more complicated.
  • Mardi Gras Festivities when You Have a Child with Autism
    Since we live in Louisiana Mardi Gras is an important part of our culture. Even with a child with Autism we were able to find ways to participate in the festivities. We anticipate different smells and sounds.
  • Three Linking Techniques to Build Readership and Sales
    Blogs marketing gives the website owner the opportunity to use many types of marketing techniques with his readers. Some of these techniques will attract new readers.
  • Are You Getting All You Can Out of Twitter?
    Twitter is a fun Social Networking Site that provides a lot of enjoyment. It also provides a lot of chances for building relationships which all people crave.
  • My Pet Dog’s Heartworm Symptoms
    Heartworms are an illness that will eventually cause the death of a person’s dog. Usually pet owners know that heart worms are a serious illness for their pet.
  • 20 Years of Change in SEO
    Sometime in the last 20 years webmasters and website owners realized that organizing a website for Search Engine Optimization or SEO was critical.
  • Just a Little Help: Raising a Child with Autism
    Many Families I meet just need a little help. Not a lot, just a little help. It goes a long way. Children with Autism need more attention than typical children. It is almost like having a much younger child all the time.
  • Three Tips for a Great Camping Trip
    There are many factors to look for when an adult or parent and children want to have fun and play while camping. Camping can be as enjoyable as any kind of play with a little planning and attention to detail.
  • Safe and Fun Camping
    Surprisingly camping is one of the best types of play for children and adults. Sometimes adults forget this type of play as we get older. It is important to know how to do it and do it well enough to be safe.
  • Targeted Marketing with Pay Per Click
    Pay Per Click is an advertising method that gives the advertiser more control. Essentially the advertiser pays a specified amount of money to a search engine or webmaster every time a readers clicks on the advertisement.
  • Playing is Healthy for Everybody
    People, for the most part, are born healthy and ready to go. They may have to grow and learn to use their muscles correctly but essentially all of the parts are tuned and ready.
  • Walk as Play
    Walking is one of the best forms of play or exercise. Many people have lost the ability to walk a mile to the store. It is also so easy to get into the habit of driving our children to school when they really do not need it.
  • All Kinds of Things About SEO
    There are many different topics to consider when using Search Engine Optimization. Whether using SEO yourself or hiring someone to do it many factors come into play.
  • Developing Trust in Your Blog Marketing Efforts
    Blog Marketing can be further developed by integrating everything you do on your blog with Social Networking. If you have effectively developed all of the other techniques available when developing your blog this is the place to multiply your efforts.
  • Is Blog Design Really that Important?
    You might think blog design is an insignificant consideration, but there is more involved. Blog design should not take up a huge part of your time. I always want my blog to mirror the theme for my website.
  • Autism Communication: What Do Pronouns Have to Do with It?
    Many times we talk to children with Autism in terms of '˜do you want?'. This is not a bad thing. What becomes a problem at some point is the transition from everybody, including themselves, to a her, him, she, or he.
  • Early Self-Help Skills
    always wondered at the term '˜self-help skills' when people were talking about my daughters who have Autism. I guess I wondered what that is. Do we need it? How do we start? It took me awhile to decide.
  • Early Signs of Autism at My House
    I was lucky in that when I had my oldest daughter I had two boys before her. I also had a girl and a boy after her that gave me other benefits, but the two children before her were the first place I noticed problems.
  • Going Past Pediatricians and Autism Diagnoses
    I talk to parents who many times tell me they brought their child to their pediatrician because of concerns. The pediatrician did not detect anything wrong. After months or sometimes years later their child is diagnosed with ASD.
  • My Four Stages of Autism
    There were four stages I went through when I thought my child might have Autism. I did not go through them in a clear cut way. I also went back and forth through the stages at different times. Even so there were four distinct parts to the processes.
  • Breathing to Control Fibromyalgia Pain
    Many times I will start to notice a Fibromyalgia flare up when I am involved in working with my hands or working on the phone. I am still employed even though I have Fibromyalgia and this is very challenging to being effective in my job.
  • Sugar Cravings, Pain, and Fibromyalgia
    Some people with Fibromyalgia including myself and of course some people without it have trouble with sugar cravings. When I eat sugary foods it does several things that seem to irritate my Fibromyalgia. I retain water, etc.
  • Search Engine Optimization Tips and Techniques
    Search Engine Optimization is a technique many webmaster employ on their websites. It is a rewarding technique when you can put a phrase into a search engine and see the link to your website. Learning SEO techniques is important for the same reasons.
  • Activities on Twitter to Build Followers and Sales
    Twitter like most Social Networking Sites is designed to let people find each other and new people. One of the aspects to this if you have not done it already to add your photograph or logo. Many of the people will not even consider following you.
  • Bed Bugs: How and Where to Find Them
    Many people do not have any idea what Bed Bugs do to a person. This is not surprising since people thought these bugs had been gotten rid of with pesticides in the 1950's. Unfortunately the pesticides had some nasty effects for humans.
  • Living With FibroFog: Tips and Techniques
    One of the scariest parts of Fibromyalgia is what the people who have it lovingly (not) call FibroFog. In addition to the pain it seems like you cannot remember anything at all. Just like the pain, some days are better than others.
  • Autism Services, Staffing in the Community
    There are several issues to keep in mind when you are the parent of a child with Autism. Issues which you will want to keep in mind when you are looking for services to help your family. My family is nothing like your family and visa- versa.
  • Christmas Presents for Teens with Autism
    I had problems with Christmas presents for my teenage daughter with autism. I suppose the biggest problem I had was with the dolls. It really was more my problem than hers though. I had to have friends, good friends, point it out to me.
  • Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability
    Getting Social Security Disability or SSI can be difficult when you have Fibromyalgia. Some people are able to get one or the other in a matter of months. Others have worked on it for years and still are having trouble getting anywhere.
  • Fibromyalgia Neck Pain
    Most people with Fibromyalgia will have neck pain at some time or another. Since several of the '˜hot points' are in the neck, spine, and shoulder areas this is not surprising. If the pain is accompanied with fever that might be another problem.
  • Discovering Bed Bugs in Your House
    Bed bugs like to and can hide almost anywhere. They usually like to be around the places their food lives. Since their food is us, it stands to reason they can live anywhere we are. Usually you will find the bugs in your bedrooms and living room.
  • Bed Bug Knowledge
    Since Beg Bug bites are easy to confuse with mosquito, dust mite, or sand bug bites you need to know as much as possible before you bump into them. Knowing what you are looking at early in the process will help you. This is a list of 10 facts.
  • Autism Services -Welcomed Changes From the Past
    Services for children with Autism have changed dramatically over the years. In the first part of the 20th century '˜state of the art' services was institutional care. You have to remember this was during a time when there were no services.
  • Christmas Presents for Children with Autism
    Some parents worry over what to do when buying Christmas presents for their children. This particularly is true when I was buying presents for my daughter with Autism. When my child was three I wanted presents and was looking through a catalog.
  • Variety of Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    The symptoms of Fibromyalgia can be so varied it can be discouraging. My Fibromyalgia seems to be so different than the next persons. I meet new people every week that have symptoms I do not necessarily have. It is totally confusing.
  • Children with ASD and the Dreaded Christmas Tree
    Many of my friends with a child with Autism spend a one miserable Christmas after another. They go to great lengths to block off the Christmas tree and all the other decorations.
  • Autism Communication - Processes to Use Every Day, Part 2
    Similar to the first part of this article parents can think through speech for their child in a variety of situations. The process becomes a little more difficult when our child uses equipment or tools to communicate.
  • Autism Communication - Processes to Use Every Day, Part 1
    Research tells us that close to half of our children with Autism do not have speech. Unfortunately there is some evidence to lead people to believe that researchers were talking about functional speech in the way typical people communication.
  • Autism Communication: Speech Therapy for the Long Term
    It still surprises me when I meet parents who do not understand the importance of speech therapy helping their child with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Many times parents think that speech therapy is all about articulation.
  • The Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Lake Charles
    I wanted to write and tell about the best Vietnamese Restaurant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. As you may know Lake Charles is the first major city you reach on the Interstate 10 corridor between Texas and Louisiana.

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