Tag Archives: aspergers

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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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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Aspergers on TV

I have been going back and watching the old seasons of The Big Bang Theory, Parenthood and Third Rock from the Sun.  For the first two, I was curious to see how aspergers (or what the public sees as aspergers … Continue reading

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Movies about Autism

There are several great movies out there about people with Autism.  It would be great if these movies were held by every doctor’s office that delivers autism diagnoses and loaned to parents so they have some real life examples of … Continue reading

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Unexpected Reaction and working through the challenges: Autism and the Theater

Yesterday we got free tickets to see a high school performance of Beauty and the Beast.  Considering that my kids saw a junior high performance a few years ago and sat in the front on the floor with other kids, … Continue reading

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