ASParenting Blog

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Awareness? Acceptance! Accommodation…

Today is Autism Acceptance Day. Tomorrow is Autism Awareness Day. Next week the boys have their birthdays. This month is supposed to be devoted to Autism. After today, I realize more than ever the need...

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To Old Friends and Family

When I speak of Autism, please know I love your support and understanding. When I speak of my Autistic children, please know I understand them very well because I’ve been diagnosed myself. When I speak...

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The Wandering Code

It’s like dueling banjos over at Change.org and on Twitter. On the one side, you have the National Autism Association sending out regular tweets and getting “their side” to sign their petition. Their petition states...

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iReward App Review

Daniel has been really enjoying his iPad this past week and a half. Being home and iced in, it’s been nice for him to have some familiarity to his day. We just bought Stories2Learn this...

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Ice Days, Power Outage and More

We are in day 2 of ice/weather days. The Super Bowl is in 5 days. And the power has gone out twice this morning. The boys are handling school being out relatively fine. I taught...

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A Daniel iPad Update

Today is day 2 of school for the second semester. I’m happy to report that Daniel’s regular daily schedule has been set up in First-Then. The Morning Routine that came with the app has been...

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Only the beginning!

To give a timeline, April 2010, iPad + Wifi was unleashed upon the world; Daniel turned 6 yrs old; and what was to come was still unknown. In June, Shannon Rosa wrote on BlogHer about...

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iHelp for Special Needs

As you all know, I’ve been working hard to get Daniel an iPad, hopefully by Christmas. Since starting, we have raised over $300 to this end. There are other people who have said they will...