Monthly Archives: January 2012

Yours, Mine and Ours: autism, self-advocacy, and setting limits

I have been thinking about limits: the edges of ourselves… that place where we interface with the world. Our limits and where we set them are the control valves for our emotional, social, physical, cognitive, and sensory experience. These boundaries … Continue reading

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Audrey Hepburn’s 5 Rs, Autism, and The Journey of Diversity

Just this: “People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”       ~ Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993); Actress, Humanitarian And this: _________________________________________________________ 30 Days of Autism is a project designed to promote social … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Thirty Days of Autism:
Sometimes our fridge almost scares me. It is like intervention central. It can feel like it’s out of control and taking over the house – but it is also the hub of the…

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Mom… tell me what I did wrong: Autism and Social Development

In my role as a special educator I often remind others (myself included) to consider that H and others like him who are Autistic are working doubly hard to make their way in the world. The effort my child makes … Continue reading

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Appreciate the small moments…

I have walked by the river a number of times this past week, accompanied by my thoughts, my camera, and my enthusiastic side-kick, Finnegan the Labradoodle. I have contemplated long and with mixed feelings some summative thoughts to end 2011. … Continue reading

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