Monthly Archives: August 2011

Enlightenment and the passing of time (via Thirty Days of Autism)

You know… I was reading one of my old journals the other day (a recurrent theme of late, methinks) and I came across an entry from when we first were learning of the diagnosis of autism for H. The entry … Continue reading

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School Based Teams, IEPs, and a Parent’s Journey with Autism (via Thirty Days of Autism)

I have been reflecting over the past week about how important it is to me to share the experiences that I have had parenting a child on the Autism spectrum.  So many of them have been positive, and although they … Continue reading

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Coping with Anxiety: the power and message of a parent’s response (via Thirty Days of Autism)

My child experiences anxiety. Unfortunately, anxiety is often one of the tag-along companions on the journey of a child on the Autism spectrum, along with attentional issues (ADHD), sensory issues, tic disorders, and speech and language challenges, to name a … Continue reading

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Siblings, stress, and love: A big sister’s view of autism (via Thirty Days of Autism)

I have a beautiful daughter who will be 18 next week. Nika was almost 6 when H was born. He was like having a real baby doll and she was just awesome with him. Nika was precocious and very social: … Continue reading

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Aa is for Applecus and Autism: A look back at supporting language development (via Thirty Days of Autism)

The other day I was reading about a mother's excitement over her daughter's language acquisition. It had me thinking back and remembering how that felt for us. My son is now 12 and has amazing expressive language – it took … Continue reading

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“tic tacs”: a light-hearted look at autism intervention (via Thirty Days of Autism)

In the midst of things that are challenging I find that a little laughter goes a long ways to help with my resiliency. Today as I am somewhat stressed with the joys of … ahhhhh…ya… camping prep, I thought revisiting … Continue reading

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Co-regulation and Social Referencing: family fun and autism intervention

Yesterday I headed off  with my three guys (The Amazing Craig, H, and Finnegan the Labradoodle) to a wonderful lake that we love to frequent in the summer months. Last week we hiked around it – this week we decided … Continue reading

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Treasures I found at the Thrift Shop: Autism and Understanding (via Thirty Days of Autism)

Today my boy and I were skulking in a thrift store – hunting for treasures. It is one of our favourite pass-times: something we can do together, an adventure of sorts, and always there is the promise of finding something … Continue reading

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Together: the ice-cream experiment and other adventures

My Boys (meaning the Amazing Craig and H) are in the kitchen right now. I have strategically removed myself to let them experience father and son time – and to keep out of the fray. (At least that’s my story) … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: AUTISM …part 1 (via Thirty Days of Autism)

Every so often I am contacted by parents  who hear about me through their sister-in-law, or are friends of a friend, or they know someone who knows me, and they need support in the midst of the diagnostic process… or … Continue reading

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