Tag Archives: struggle

I’m on Healthy Place TV!! A Guest Interview about Autism

I have had the amazing opportunity to be interviewed on  Healthy Place: America’s Mental Health Channel. The interview is in two parts… and… yes, of course it is on the topic of autism. I hope you enjoy it: http://www.livestream.com/healthyplace/video?clipId=pla_951de949-9b9f-4c95-b8dd-43e2676ba3db&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb Thank … Continue reading

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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/have autism are working doubly hard to make their way in the world. The effort my child … Continue reading

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Supporting Diversity: The Vectors of Autism Project

There is a woman named Laura Nagle, whom I have come to know both through her blog and through our sometimes witty – sometimes profound – Twitter interaction about ideas and experiences. She is Autistic, is brilliant in the areas of … Continue reading

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Aaaack!! Are we Thankful? Autism and the Family Dinner Party

Navigating sensory issues, social stress and anxiety for children on the Autism spectrum can be a challenge at any time. However, I was recently asked by a parent for some tips or suggestions to help her Autistic child get through/handle … Continue reading

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Enlightenment and the passing of time (via Thirty Days of Autism)

You know… I was reading one of my old journals the other day (a recurrent theme of late, methinks) and I came across an entry from when we first were learning of the diagnosis of autism for H. The entry … Continue reading

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School Based Teams, IEPs, and a Parent’s Journey with Autism (via Thirty Days of Autism)

I have been reflecting over the past week about how important it is to me to share the experiences that I have had parenting a child on the Autism spectrum.  So many of them have been positive, and although they … Continue reading

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Siblings, stress, and love: A big sister’s view of autism (via Thirty Days of Autism)

I have a beautiful daughter who will be 18 next week. Nika was almost 6 when H was born. He was like having a real baby doll and she was just awesome with him. Nika was precocious and very social: … Continue reading

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Enlightenment and the passing of time

You know… I was reading one of my old journals the other day (a recurrent theme of late, methinks) and I came across an entry from when we first were learning of the diagnosis of autism for H. The entry … Continue reading

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Not eloquent… just tired

Last night I participated in Relay for Life – a 12 hour event to raise funds for Cancer Research. I was up all night and, I although I require little sleep, I just can’t pull that off anymore. As I … Continue reading

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Mom, mom, mom… mom… mom… mom…

It is Mother’s Day and I am thinking of myself and other moms who have had to deal with the unexpected… and the mundane…  the miracles of little things, and moments of sheer joy….  the fear of loss, and the … Continue reading

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