Autism

The Day He Asked for Orange Soda

  A few weeks ago we were sitting in the office of a psychologist, where H was getting evaluated to see where exactly he was developmentally. The doctor was asking him to complete a variety of tasks, none of which he apparently wanted to do. Instead, he sat and looked at his hands that he was… Read More The Day He Asked for Orange Soda

Autism

My Wannabe Criminal

April is Autism Acceptance Month and I hope to share many of my colorful autism stories.
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Autism

Our Family Habit

I’m starting namoblopo 2 days late because you know, I was busy forgetting to take out the trash.… Read More Our Family Habit

Autism

Day 23: 45 Minutes of Connection

I was trying really hard to get some homework done today. But then something happened. Henry came up to me and wanted to sit by me.  He sat on my lap as we looked at random pictures on the computer. When he connects like this, there is nothing else in the world that matters. Maybe… Read More Day 23: 45 Minutes of Connection

Autism

Day 20: Through The Eyes of My Child

One of the things that fascinates me the most about my ASD kiddo is his fascination with technology. He doesn’t talk a lot, and it can be very frustrating to not know what he is saying. But when he gets behind a camera, we start to have a glimpse of the world. He stages his… Read More Day 20: Through The Eyes of My Child

Autism

Day 11: Ignorance Knows No Boundaries

A few years ago I was browsing in a bookstore and found a book called “Ten Things Your Child With Autism Wishes You Knew.” I was tempted to buy at least a dozen copies of the book and wrap it up and give it to a bunch of family member as Christmas gifts. I didn’t.… Read More Day 11: Ignorance Knows No Boundaries

Autism

What’s the Point?

Today I stumbled across on interview that NBC’s Brian Williams recently did with Jerry Seinfeld, where Seinfeld reveals that “on a very drawn out scale,” he thinks he is on the autism spectrum. Because I have personal experience being a mother to children on the spectrum, I always find articles like this interesting.  Last year… Read More What’s the Point?

Autism, Parenting

We Stand Out, Yes We Do

Last night I signed my two older sons to work the fundraiser for our Special Olympic group. We’ve been participating for 3 years now and I figured it’s time we give back. For some reason I thought that Henry would be able to handle sitting in one spot for 2 hours while my other boys… Read More We Stand Out, Yes We Do