Tagged: understanding

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They have coping skills!

I’ve mentioned before the playgroups we go to for Olivia. Today was no different. I have gotten to where I like the feeling of social interaction. Olivia likes it a lot. The boys like that...

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Targeted Solutions

As Olivia’s daily life becomes more structured, and the boys are doing well in school, I seem to find myself more relaxed. This means I’ve taken up some new hobbies, but it also means I...

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The Place I Belong

This is the way all places should be.. This is the place I’ve always wanted to find.. And I feel like I have now, even if for a fleeting moment on our journey. And I...

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A Tween Among Us

So I knew this day would come, but I didn’t expect it so soon. Daniel has turned into a tween (preteen) and seems to be picking up on a lot of things. I will admit,...

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Did you know….

Did you know… ….tomorrow starts Autism “Awareness” month? ….Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day? ….that the messages that came out of last week’s prevalence rates are damaging to Autistic people? ….that the messages that will...

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A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

I have been recently following a few different conversations online about raising autistic kids. There has been something that I keep saying no matter what the situation is, that’s being talked about. There is a...

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“Because I’m stupid?”

Tomorrow is the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (and my birthday). We are also celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the ADA Amendments Act which was particularly important for the Autistic community....

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On Being Disabled

This is an emotional subject for me. I don’t typically like to think about it as it hurts. In my nearly 28 yrs living, or the 10 years since graduating from high school. I have...

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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...