Monthly Archives: April 2012

30 Days of Autism to ‘I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers': a letter to my son #AutismPositivity2012

To ‘I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers/Autism': A letter to my son I have written three posts over the past few days… none of them this one. I have worried about saying the wrong thing, offering useless platitudes, or trite … Continue reading

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Autism Positivity… and the motivation to reframe “tragedy”

I will begin with the words of my son, H: “I am not a tragedy and autism is a part of who I am. Mom – autism means I think differently… and that is a good thing. Isn’t it?!?” I … Continue reading

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Vectors of Autism: A short story of the Premier

It has been a busy couple of weeks. As often seems to be the case – I have a tonne of things I am trying to accomplish simultaneously. I had imagined a certain leisurely pace existed somewhere – but I … Continue reading

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To “I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers”: An #AutismPositivity2012 Flash Blog Event

A couple of weeks ago, someone somewhere googled, “I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers.”  The phrase popped up in a blogging dashboard and struck the blogger as being particularly sad. She wished she could have answered that someone, and that … Continue reading

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I am in Arizona… but I can’t figure out my own system!

I’m heeeee-ere!! I have arrived safely in Arizona!! I’m very excited about the next few spectacular days surrounded by wonderful people sharing amazing perspectives at the Northern Arizona Autism Conference! Hmmm… Do I sound enthusiastic?!? I am rather enthusiastic!! Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness: 13-year-old Style

“I believe that autism is one of the things that makes me different from other people. I think differently – I look at the world differently. I build cool creations with Lego, K’nex, and sometimes the way I hear music … Continue reading

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Appreciate the Big Things: perhaps my shadow traits are showing

This week I am leaving my lovely spring dappled little town on the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada – and heading down to the icy cold of Northern Arizona. Yes! You read that correctly! In my little town, spring is no … Continue reading

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Aaaack! Too much to do!! Deep breath… and again… and other strategies…

Aaaack!! I seem to have too much to do! Working hard is the game plan… fueled by caffeine and enthusiasm! When enthusiasm fails – I have dedication, commitment, and a sense of purpose as fall back resources to keep me … Continue reading

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The Simple Joy of Car Wash Wonderment

This past weekend I took my absolutely filthy car through the car wash. I do not commonly do this as it seems rather extravagant to me. Lately though, I’ve been so busy and my car has been getting increasingly caked … Continue reading

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Think Differently… it doesn’t fall far from the tree

_________________________________________________________ 30 Days of Autism is a project designed to promote social understanding and offer a glimpse into the perspectives of those whose lives are touched by Autism. © Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2012)

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