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April Fool’s Day and Autism

It has been a very long time since I have written anything and this blog post has been in my head for a year since last April Fool’s day, so I have to get it out there. Last year, my … Continue reading

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Books on Girls and Autism/Aspergers

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum by Eileen Riley-Hall, mother of 2 girls on the autism spectrum, l with aspergers and 1 more severely affected.  She has terrific insight into how boys and girls on the spectrum are different.  She … Continue reading

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Books for kids with Autism/Aspergers

The busyness of life has taken over and I have had little time to develop any profound thoughts to write about.  I have, however, continued to read and watch any possible thing I can about Autism/Aspergers, so the next few … Continue reading

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Starting over: summarizing my philosophy on raising a son with autism

So, after much turmoil, I have finally been granted a new case manager to manage my son’s iep and adaptations at school!  I could have done without the guilt trip they gave me before granting my request, as I feel … Continue reading

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Helping teachers get to know your autistic child and the fallacy of high functioning

With a new school year upon us, I have done a lot of work to help new teachers and people working with my son with aspergers understand him better.  I decided to create a document to help describe his challenges … Continue reading

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Why does something small set off an autistic child?

As back to school time approaches, I have been thinking about all of the anxiety that a typical day includes for an autistic child.  Because they process things differently, every experience takes a lot of effort.  Going to school requires … Continue reading

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And We All Meltdown

Yesterday was a challenge to say the least.  The morning started pretty normal, kids fighting over the space my son with aspergers created for himself to hide out.  My daughter loosing her tv privileges because she wouldn’t listen when I … Continue reading

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