Added by Jo Sayer on July 31, 2013 at 11:32pm — No Comments
A close friend and mom to an autistic son has recently started series of creative workshops for autistic children to…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on July 28, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 25, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on May 10, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jean Carroll on February 17, 2012 at 5:15am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments
Gabe asked “Why do…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments
Shhhhhh.. don’t tell my kids…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:21pm — No Comments
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Added by Jean Carroll on October 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Barbara Gini on September 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 14, 2011 at 12:56am — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I could not be prouder of my boys, than I am today. They made me teary eyed. I was shocked by their response, and need to help this man. We had driven by a Taco Bell, where a young man sat on a corner.
Gabe yells at me. “Mom, aren’t you going to stop and give him a bottle of water?”
“Sure, love, let’s get our order first, and on our way out, we’ll give him that bottle of water.” I replied.
I pull in, I order only 2 meals, for 4 people, I am broke even though its payday.…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 8, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments
I have been coming across blogs here and there about the stress of having their children home for the summer months. And I can’t help but wonder why. Summer is such a wonderful time of the year. There is so much to do. Homeschooling changes your view on things.
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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 8, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments
Last year we were un-schooling. We moved from public school to homeschool. Now we are going to Waldorf. I am thinking about going a Star Wars route for technology based sciences. We spend a lot of time at the Air & Space Museum Aquarium, the Nauticus. And they are in LOVE with Star Wars. I think it would be so much fun. Just thinking about all the possibilities. Plus taking them to Neckocon this year, Balticon would be freaking fantastic.
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 7, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments
I have been dealing with this for at least 8 years or more, maybe 20. And I don’t even know where to start in regards to my feelings. It is a mix emotions or horror, self pity, self doubt, even hatred, loads of anger, yet a clear understanding of myself. I never lacked motivation, drive, or desire. But I have always lacked stamina. I will get this urgency to say rearrange the whole house in a day, but I am exhausted for a month. Holidays are the same way for me. And I am not talking just…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 6, 2011 at 5:57pm — No Comments