A month ago we were celebrating the boys’ birthdays. Subsequently, we also had to plan for their yearly IEP meeting. All of those events went well and as planned. Since then though, I have noticed my 5 yr old (the youngest) has become much more impulsive. It’s really been building up. He already has sensory issues, his ASD diagnosis, but it’s becoming ever so clear he is definitely ADHD.
He has no patience. He used to be really good at waiting the 5 minutes for us to stop what we’re doing before attending to his needs. Now he has a hard time waiting more than 30 seconds. If he doesn’t get what he wants, he lashes out then immediately apologizes.… Read more.
I love being a mother, a wife, and all those things entail. There is also a part of me that says I could be doing ‘more.’ I do this site to give back to a community I see as needing some camaraderie. I’m sure there are some of my visitors who feel the same way.
What are some ways we can better ourselves and give back a little? I think a really big step for those that belong to our specific community is to find a way to bridge a gap. There is a gap between Non-Parent Self-Advocates (ASD non-parent adults), Parent Self- & Child-Advocates (ASD parents of ASD children), and Parent Child-Advocates (NT parents of ASD children).… Read more.
We are writing to you on behalf of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network. ASAN has partnered with researchers at multiple universities to create the AASPIRE Gateway Project (www.aaspire.org/gateway). The AASPIRE Gateway Project serves as a gateway for research that is committed to inclusion, respect, accessibility, and community relevance. We are excited to be involved in research that is conducted with us, not just about us. The AASPIRE Gateway Project is recruiting participants with and without disabilities and participants on the autistic spectrum. You can find more information about the project in the announcement below. We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward information about the AASPIRE Gateway Project to anyone who may be interested in participating.… Read more.
Before we moved back to Texas, we lived in a 5 room apartment, 2 bedrooms, two open layout rooms that were supposed to be a living room and a dining room and a eat-in kitchen. As with most parents, we kept our room somewhat off bounds to the children. I bring this up because a moment has just occurred in our new home that I don’t think would have worked out so well in the old home.
I have had a long week so really wanted some “me” time. D, my oldest, has been off because his day isn’t as structured as it would be with school.… Read more.
Are Aspie/Autie families on the rise? It’s a current fascination of mine. Obviously, to me, having made this site, I do believe there are enough of us out there. Even the other day, two Aspie’s from a prominent ASD forum made us aware of their new bundle of joy. Just the search of “Aspie Family” brings up hits. While there are only a few that are relevant, it does have me thinking.
As our means of communication changes, does that mean we are able to meet and reproduce? Now, I know, many Aspies and HF Auties have gone on to get married and have kids.… Read more.