Author: Melody

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A Call to Arms

Ladies and Gentlemen readers, ASParenting was started with the idea that all parents with Autism Spectrum Disorders could find a place of support and strength. What I have found, though, is that I’m not supporting...

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Potty Training

What I’ve learned… ‘All children are different.’ This one seems pretty self explanatory. But in my case, my son seems to be different than ALL children. Peer pressure is not always a bad thing. We’ve...

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Understanding Grief

I’m thinking about this because of a discussion that started on a listserv I’m a member. What does it mean to grieve? Should we not grieve because it’s illogical? I have 3 instances in my...

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The Floortime Approach

We are looking into starting a floortime/DIR approach with both of our boys. I have been thinking about it and feel this is the best way for our family. But as I look more into...

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New Year, New Goals

2010 has begun. I hope the end of 2009 was as good for all of you as it was for us here in Texas. As with tradition, I’ve been thinking about my goals for this...

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Ari Ne’eman nominated for National Council on Disability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2009 President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts: *      ...

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Nonverbal, but communicating….

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. I have been busy with side projects, life, and being AS. I say the last part as I knew I was going into a ‘meltdown’. I dislike...

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After the Firestorm

Amongst the controversy from this past week (RE: “I am Autism.”), a very intriguing, but startling question was posed. “What will happen when [/if] Autism Speaks folds?” I don’t expect them to fold. I think...

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“I am Autism.”

More like, “I’m what happens when you cannot accept Autism.” Warning: If you have not seen this video posted else where, it is very hurtful to those of us on the Spectrum. My husband even...