Tag Archives: Special needs

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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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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Siblings of Special Needs Children

Thoughts of fairness between my two children haunts my mind frequently.  Do I spend more time with my son with aspergers because he needs it?  Is there enough of my time and attention left for my daughter?  Does she notice … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Autism

A few days ago, several incidences came up where I was reflecting on the “Sweetness” of Autism.  My first day back to work full time after a summer off working only one day a week, I read a fellow Single … Continue reading

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Treasuring the Differences, Yet Yearning for Normal

I love my 6.5 year old son with aspergers to pieces and even cherish some of his differences, yet at the same time ache for him to fit in and feel comfortable.  He is a very loving, cuddly boy which … Continue reading

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Summer: Is it over yet?, no wait, Why is it going so fast?

Well summer is here.  Friday was the last day of kindergarten.  Lots of emotions with that one (probably should have posted on that).  Saturday was a busy day of fun activities.  Sunday (day 2) we were bored already!  What?!?  After … Continue reading

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extremely loud and incredibly close movie

I finally saw the movie, extremely loud and incredibly close.  What an appropriate choice for mother’s day weekend.  I was leary given the 911 context, because I thought it would be too depressing and sad, but that was not the … Continue reading

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