All Blog Posts Tagged 'autism' (86)

Saying Goodbye

For the entire month of August, I just didn't let myself think about it beyond the facts.

For the last two weeks, I just focused on anything else that took my mind off of it.

Over the weekend I was busy getting things ready, so I was too busy to think about it.

Tuesday came. Miss V came. It was a good visit, with laughing and smiling, and questions asked and answered, and Kit played with her, and smiled and made us laugh like usual. But it was different, and we felt it.…

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Added by Judy on September 6, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Evaluations and an IEP

Well, we are finally done with all the evaluations and paper work getting ready for Kit's transition out of Early Steps and into the services of the school district.



She will not be going to school, but when a child turns three, the school district takes over responsibility for further intervention. With a catch, of sorts.



Early Intervention's aim is to provide assistance in any area that the child has an assessed need, and in any part of…

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Added by Judy on September 1, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Four Awesome Things I Learned From My Kids

Like any parent, I think my kids are pretty awesome. But sometimes their awesomeness just blows my mind. And it's even more awesome when they don't realize that they are being awesome.

I like to think that I work really hard to be a good person, but I'm still a work in progress even at the tender age of 41 (did I just say that out loud?) I still judge when I shouldn't, say things I wish I could take back, and let my fears stymie me from reaching my dreams.

That's why I love…

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Added by Whitney Fleming on March 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mom Finds Natural Remedy for 7 Yr. Old Autistic Son

This is a wonderfully, touching testimony about an autistic 7 yr. old boy, Riley, who finally smiles at his  mom and so, so much more.  Click on the link to read the entire story on my blog.

http://wp.me/p25ymO-2GI



 Here's just a little…

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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on December 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Autism and Creative Activities

Any form of creativity helps kids with autism express themselves and discover new forms of communication. Creating art helps bridge the complicated gaps between “normal” and “different.”

A close friend and mom to an autistic son has recently started series of creative workshops for autistic children to…

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Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on July 28, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments

Meet Zack – He Didn’t Let A Mental Illness Keep Him From Achieving His Dreams

One evening I was hanging out on Twitter and started talking to Zack about my toddler’s love for coloring and drawing.  After talking to Zack, he shared with me his story about “Taking Care of Business – Mental Illness is Not a Deterrent“.  At the age of 16, Zack is working on becoming an entrepreneur and using his gifts and talents to make…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 25, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments

GAPS Diet, It has helped the boys

I found out about GAPS via a mom at the OT office . Two year a go, there wasn't much about this, but sense then, it seems to have blossomed. I just wanted to share two great site that has helped my kids. I wasn't that stick. We already ate bone broths, and I already cooked everything homemade. I did have to switch to making GF breads vs other breads that I made. I did have to switch noodles.  Also, I took a year to make the switch. My kids were so finicky about foods, that I couldn't change…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on May 10, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Before Autism.....

Before Autism touched my life, I considered myself the kind of mother who pretty much had it together. Before Autism, I worked a full-time executive position, where my obsessive and control freak tendencies served me well. My three children were used to the daily routine of full-time school or daycare. Weaning, potty-training, bedtime issues, discipline, those were things OTHER mothers struggled with, for me it never seemed like a huge deal. I managed to sail through the first 9 years…

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Added by Shavon Robinson on April 20, 2012 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

Nail Cutting - The Bridge of Death









There are many bridges to cross as an autie family.…


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Added by Jean Carroll on February 17, 2012 at 5:15am — No Comments

A day well spent at the Autism Summit

Today was a success! We had a plan this year. Last year we stuck around about an hour too long. This year, we brought separate cars and as soon as Ian & boys couldn’t take the noise anymore, they hit the door running. Meltdowns successfully averted… (patting myself on the back now as we speak)

If you have yet to go  to one of these events, you are missing out. Ok, perhaps it’s not the end of the world, but some of the information you get is priceless. Not to mention the…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Why do I have to take B-12 shots, Mom?

B12 has been amazing for both boys. Every day Zeke is communicating better, and now has wonderful intense eye contact. Admittedly I was like “WTF?!” He looked a little possessed to me, mostly because I was so used him looking at me out the corner of his eyes. Gabe has been focusing on his school work better and is seeking less.  Which is so very awesome because he is always in seeking mode. All very wonderful things for the boys. The first day, was a bit sad.

Gabe asked “Why do…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Do you see the Halloween Fairy? If not, you should

Do you see the Halloween Fairy? If not, you should. Thanks to my wonderfully clever husband, the Halloween fairy comes to our home The boys pick out 10 pieces of candy, then they leave it out on the table for her. She then slips into the house, takes their candy and leaves $5 in it’s place. She is much like the Tooth Fairy. But then again, we tend to explain and blame everything on the fairies. Poor fairies, they get a bad rap sometimes around here.

Shhhhhh.. don’t tell my kids…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

FYI chocolate covered coffee beans = kids who wont go to sleep

Thanks friendly neighbor for giving my ADHD, ASD, OCD boys chocolate covered coffee beans… either they are for me, then AWESOME! I love you!  Or you can’t read Spanish, in which case you are an idiot for buying candy and you don’t know what it is. Or you’re  just an asshole and you thought it would be funny to give coffee beans to children. I am HOPING that these were intended for me and  that you’re not an idiotic asshole who buys things in gourmet aisle just to say you bought your neighbor…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Happiness Is...

Happiness Is...

When Finian came home from school today, I just finished listening to (yet another) particularly gloomy news report about the…
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Added by Jean Carroll on October 19, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

Favourite Kid Syndrome, Anyone?

 

In the last few days I became uncomfortably aware of an article doing the rounds promoting the notion that parents have a favourite child (apparently there's a guy promoting a book about sibling rivalry, which I don't need to…
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Added by Jean Carroll on October 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Growing Friendships in The Classroom

 

One of the topics I am asked about often is social skills.  The importance of social learning for all children, but especially children with hidden challenges & special needs cannot be emphasized enough.

 

In many of my adaptive yoga programs I've observed not only the 'bringing together' of mind and body, but also the bringing together of friendships, some unlikely on the surface at first, but then watching them growing spontaneously out of small groups sessions,…

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Added by Barbara Gini on September 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Another trip to the ER goes badly…Thank God for DAN Doctors

Monday, was such a long day. We did our normal, all day therapy. We visited some friends, when Gabe said his stomach hurt. I asked if he had to go “Caca.” Of course he said No, and I proceeded to make him to at least sit on the toilet. I get him to go, he comes out saying he feels better, and goes back to playing. About 30mins later. He come out and says. “Mommy, I don’t feel soo good, my tummy hurts.” I look at him, and all color has gone from his face.

We left quickly. I was…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 14, 2011 at 12:56am — No Comments

New Study Connects Autism to Environmental Exposures

Healthy Child Healthy World, who I blog for because they educate parents to protect children from harmful chemicals, just informed me that a new scientific study linking autism to environmental exposures has rocked the pediatric health care community. That’s important information I want to pass on to you. Maybe your family is impacted by autism, or maybe this information can help prevent future cases of autism.

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 13, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Nauticaus w/ Lighting Bolt Man & Inspector Gadget aka my boys

The Naticaus, based out of Norfolk, Va.They retired the USS Wisconsin, and turned her into a 3story museum. Ranging from Ocean life, History of Jamestown to Naval History. We had such a wonderful time at the Nauticaus, in semi costume at that. Gabe so wanted to where his Liberty Spikes, but unfortunately, I was out of hair spray, so he had to settle for making a costume instead.  He is such a character. I swear, he…

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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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