Someone Tried to DDOS Me

If you tried to visit Mindless Mommy yesterday, you may have noticed that the site was down for quite some time. Someone launched a DDOS attack against me. Me! Little ole me! There is no benefit in taking down my site, seriously. I’m guessing that someone mistyped the IP address and discovered it yesterday evening. A typo in the IP address in a DDOS attack is laughable. A friend joked that perhaps Adam Jasinski commissioned it after I called him {Read More}

Three Years Ago Ava was Diagnosed with Autism

Three years ago, on November 20, 2006, a local psychologist told me that Ava has autism. I can honestly say that I wasn’t completely surprised, I’ve always been an information junkie and kind of expected it but the words were still a bit of a shock to my system. However, I didn’t have much time to dwell on things, as November 21, 2006 was Ava’s third birthday. I started Mutterings of a Mindless Mommy, in part, as an outlet for {Read More}

Blast From the Past – Adam Jasinski Busted for Reselling Oxycodone Pills

I peeked at my Google Analytics stats for today and noticed that my blog was getting a massive influx of traffic, way more than I usually get on a single day. The majority of the traffic is coming in via Google searches related to Adam Jasinski. So what’s a net sleuth like myself to do? Google Adam Jasinski myself to see what is up. *wink* Sure enough, the former Big Brother winner is back in the news amidst new controversy. {Read More}

Rally to Protest Disability Cuts in Arizona

PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY JUNE 23, 2009, 12:00 PM, HOUSE LAWN, ARIZONA STATE CAPITOL RALLY/DEMONSTRATON TO PROTEST SEVERE CUTS TO DISABILITY SERVICES IN ARIZONA – “YOU ARE NOT LISTENING” Phoenix, AZ – On June 4, 2009 the Arizona State Senate and House of Representatives passed a budget that at best can be described as punitive – at worst it is economic and social violence against Arizona’s most vulnerable citizens with developmental disabilities and their families. “Across this state a diverse {Read More}

Arizona Special Ed Restraints Bill – Call to Action

Posted with permission: *** As some of you know, there has been some press recently on the dangers of restraints/holds for our Special Education students in schools. There have been over 10 deaths nationwide from using these practices on our children. We had the opportunity to meet with Senator Huppenthal and Representative Crandall (the Education chairs in the Senate and House). Senator Huppenthal is running a bill to establish a task force on restraints/seclusion and we need your help to {Read More}

Special Education Meeting Hosted by the Arizona Autism Coalition

Special Education Issues Got You Confused or Frustrated? You’re Invited to a Meeting Focused Entirely on Education Issues Related to Autism. All Are Welcome and Please Feel Free to Distribute! DATE: July 15, 2009 TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM LOCATION: Disability Empowerment Center, 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034 GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Dr. Joe Gentry, Dr. Bryan Davey, Elaine Berkley, Jan Cawthorne, Barbara Ross, and mor

Ohio State ASAN Chapter Trying to Get off the Ground

The Ohio State chapter of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) was originally formed in late 2008 but the group is trying to get the organization off the ground and up and running. An article appeared in today’s edition of The Lattern – Autistic students self-represent. A big difference between ASAN and similar organizations is that it is a self-supporting organization where autistic members holding power. “We’re an alternative organization. We’re especially concerned with self-advocacy and issues of representation, and issues {Read More}