Tag Archives: April is Autism Awareness Month

Beyond Awareness and Irony: Autism is for life…

The title of my previous post Thirty days and counting… Autism: Day 4,711 was meant to be ironic. To me this was amusing in that it was poking fun at my own intent with this blog by pointing to that … 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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Transition woes: a quote and a note and possibilities…

Today a quote: And a note: So… it is April 28 and I am almost at the end of my 30-day-blog-adventure. There have been a couple of times when I have regretted that I began 3 days early and posted … Continue reading

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Approximating typical: navigating the label “high functioning autism”

School can be a difficult place for children on the Autism spectrum. It can be particularly tricky for those who approximate typical, who seem almost to be like everyone else. These are the children who are sometimes referred to as … Continue reading

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The benefits of dial-up and the sketchy internet connection

Today I am not going to curse the bandwidth (or lack thereof) of the internet connection at my present location. I am going to connect with Craig, H, and Finnegan the Labradoodle, hang out, go for a walk, and possibly … Continue reading

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I am so not a morning person: the time shift exigency

I am seldom up earlier than I need to be – I am not a morning person! I stay up late – way too late – because I like to have some time in my own head – and I … Continue reading

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Understanding Autism: if I didn’t have you…

I wrote this poem when I was completing my Master of Education (MEd) with a focus¬† on supporting educators in understanding the experience of students with autism. This writing represents a growing awareness that we should not be judgmental when … Continue reading

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Lego Music

Today – like many days – leaves me somewhat tired at its ending. As I enter the house, I am greeted by the over-the-top enthusiasm of our 3-year-old labradoodle, and the shout-out hello of my wonderful boy. I unload my … Continue reading

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30 Days of Autism Project…(Countdown to April, 2011)

It is hard to know if I am writing to anyone else at all – perhaps it is just me and no one will read this little post. If that is how it shakes down, that is ok, but I … Continue reading

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