Kimberly Aikman offers a unique look at what children with sensory integration issues, including those on the autism spectrum, might be feeling. Kimberly is considered a miracle survivor after a ruptured brain aneurysm and ischemic stroke in July 2000, at age 31, left her brain injured. Her lifelong struggle with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and sensory integration dysfunction were ultimately diagnosed and treated during her ten year quest to restore brain function. Kimberly facilitated Lifelines: The Brain Injury Wellness and Recovery Group from 2001 to 2011 and is now pursuing a Master’s degree at Southern Methodist University.

Her sensory integration blog first appeared as part of The Dallas Morning News “Dallas Moms Blog” in the fall of 2010. Kimberly is also published in the October 2010 issue of The Autism File.

Blue Thumbtack hosts all Lifelines group meeting information (2007 – 2011 is transferred from the original blogspot site).  A new and online version of Lifelines: The Brain Injury Wellness and Recovery Group can be found here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lifelinesdallas/

In addition to her volunteer and patient advocacy service that continues with Lifelines: The Brain Aneurysm Recovery Group, Kimberly is currently working on a manuscript, Gaining the Use of Reason, about her amazing restoration of brain function following her first aneurysm rupture. (She survived a second aneurysm rupture in 2011).

Feel free to contact Kimberly by email: aikmank [at] gmail [dot] com.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Kimberly! Have you completed your Masters @ SMU? Just curious. Didn’t realize you were located in Dallas? We are, too.

    • Hi, Deb! Not finished yet – 2014 is my goal. What a wonderfully small world, both being in Dallas. I thought you were in some exotic location, given the complexity and richness of your posts!

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