Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lessons from the blogosphere: Thirty Days (and then some) of Interacting

When I began this project I was hoping to touch a few hearts, spread a few new perspectives, and get myself writing. I was uncertain if anyone would be reading my posts aside from my friends and family, and I … Continue reading

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Perspectives on time and the end of a busy week: Autism and Temporal Development

All of my weeks are busy – but this one has seemed more so. My head is spinning with things I might write about. I am flying about on different tangential thoughts and mapping out ideas, only to be interrupted … 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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Diagnosis: AUTISM … part 2

Like any parent, I don’t want to focus on the differences in my child from a deficit point of view. Although I know that I must be realistic in addressing areas in need of development if H is to be … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: AUTISM …part 1

Every so often I am contacted by parents  who hear about me through their sister-in-law, or are friends of a friend, or they know someone who knows me, and they need support in the midst of the diagnostic process… or … Continue reading

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TweEtiquette: my struggle with unwritten social rules

I have just started to use twitter. A couple of weeks ago a brilliant tech-savvy colleague nudged me: “Your blog is doing great Leah. Now you have to get on Twitter.“ In response, I think I produced a nervous giggle … Continue reading

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Skeleton of Hope: building the diversity mosaic

This little blog of mine wasn’t really a planned venture. I had no idea what I was doing and no experience with blogging, but on the evening of March 29th, 2011, I decided I would take the leap and write … Continue reading

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If it’s Tuesday …this must be Starbucks

I have a confession to make: I am a thief… I steal time. I look for places to take time for myself – or my projects – that won’t be missed. I get around this sometimes by writing in a … 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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To Premier Christy Clark… You say you want to put families first…?!?

This is not my usual post: instead it is a message and a link to some very important information. Please read and share with those whom you think might be affected or are in the position to advocate for themselves … Continue reading

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