Category Archives: Resiliency

Relaxed and it is soo good: Meeting Sensory Needs…

It is interesting for me to consider H’s sensory needs and how these seem to have shifted and changed over time. In many ways his sensory processing differences are not as obvious in terms of needing accommodation as they once … Continue reading

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Managing Overwhelm… The Beauty and Utility of Lists

I am gathering resources to make it through the final week of school. Not actual learning resources, but personal resources, energy, stamina, resiliency… remembering to breathe… I didn’t do much this weekend… I am keeping some parts of myself, my … Continue reading

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Feet on Ground… Heart in Hand… Be Yourself…

I know one thing for certain… I am not going to get this whole motherhood thing completely right. I know there are things I do well, and that there are also things I need to work to do better. I … Continue reading

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The Spectacular Joy of Inventing

Inventing… the idea becomes the prototype… and onward from there! H made the hot sauce for me as imagined/dreamed up the other night (see Spice of life!). Um ya… it is aptly named: Twitching Corpse Hot Sauce! Today he is trying … Continue reading

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Strengths, Stretches, and Autism: More Lessons from the Thrift-Shop

H and I are the same in many ways: we don’t really like shopping or malls but we love the thrift shop with its lure of the find and the potential of treasure. Buying H’s clothes there means they are … Continue reading

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Building Stilts and Resiliency

H built stilts yesterday. His dad, Craig the Amazing, has offered to build some wooden ones with him, but apparently H couldn’t wait. Here is his prototype… Pretty cool, really… Then one of them broke – or more like… tore. … Continue reading

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Social Hangover…

Anyone else have a social hangover? Fortunately, Craig and I are on the same page. He says we should just hole up in our burrow and embrace the priorities of Hobbits… (Well, maybe really geeky Hobbits…) Second breakfasts… Tweensies… Afternoon … Continue reading

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Supporting Special Interests: Strength-based opportunities for development

H has been working on a project for weeks and weeks… I believe, however, that he has been planning it in his head for months. The potential for skill development embedded within this sort of self-directed special-interest project is enormous! … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on Thirty Days of Autism:
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,…

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Silliness and Invention at the End of a Long Week

Yay! It is Friday!! TGIF!! Don’t get me wrong – I love, LOVE my job! However, this is the first week back at work for me… and it has shocked my system somewhat. On Monday I could feel the stress … Continue reading

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