Tag Archives: handling change

Aspie Travel… And Were Off!!

We are on the plane… heading far, far south… to Mexico. Every few years Craig and I have been fortunate to be able to take some time away and do a bit of travelling. In fact, each summer my parents … Continue reading

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Pockets full of rocks!! River walks and rainy day ideas

We had an amazing and somewhat rainy walk by the river today… You might be able to picture Craig and I sharing brief exchanges as we sidestepped the wettest of the puddles, interrupted by H’s excited and typically non sequitur … Continue reading

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The hardest day… a message to a friend

I wrote this post this past summer… for a friend. It was written in response to something she had written. It didn’t feel like the right time to release it then, but I sense that perhaps it is useful now: … Continue reading

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Building Relationships, Perspective Taking and Episodic Memory: Let’s make cookies for the dog

If you have been following my blog you likely heard mention of Finnegan the  Labradoodle who is an important part of our family. Finn, as we often refer to him, is friendly and energetic sweet curly mop of a hound. … 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 grounding and magic of tradition: Meddlers be advised

Like many children with autism/Autistic children, H is drawn toward routine – it gives him comfort. He seeks it out and uses it to help him make sense and order of his world. We have deliberately established family traditions, as … 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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Efforts in increasing Autism Awareness: an AA intervention…

When H was first diagnosed with autism, I remember my own parents expressing concern about the potential limitations that a label like this would put on my child. There was a time when a label was considered such a negative … Continue reading

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Bounce… Bounce… Bounce… The skills of resiliency

❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀ It just so happens that Resiliency is my super-power. I cannot jump tall buildings, or stop a bullet mid-flight, and my son will certainly confirm that, although my lightsaber style is developing a certain flourish, I am sadly lacking … Continue reading

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