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Sometimes Changes is Good; Little Man received Awards!

Many of you remember the issues that my Little Man (10) had in school earlier in this year, and the madness that ensured with his first IEP meeting.  Hubby and I had a difficult decision to make: fight the school for the Little Man’s accommodations, and support—or—change schools where they …

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The Tot had an Awesome Weekend; He used the Potty!

I thought the weekend was going sideways fast! By the time Hubby came home on Friday afternoon, I was trying to wash poop out of Little Man’s sheets while cleaning the mattress and carpet.  NO—Little Man did not poop on his bed; the Tot did!  Apparently, he decided (the Tot) …

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Little Man is Excited; He Can Tie His Shoes!

The little man came home from school today, dropped his book bag in the closet, said, “Mom, guess what? I finally learned how to tie my own shoes! Want to see?” Then he proudly demonstrated his newly acquired skill! I’m so excited for him because not being able to tie …

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The Tot Needs Help!

Despite all the therapy he is receiving in school, speech and ten hours of ABA therapy a week, the Tot seems to be regressing in some areas. My biggest concerns are his emotional regulation; anxiety, clinginess, irritability,increasingly violent and frequent meltdowns; frequent attacks on his brothers (particularly my-ten-year old); and  …

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Is the Tot regressing again?

Yesterday two boys stepped off the school bus; one had no words, and the other would not shut up! Usually when the Tot gets to the bus doors, he waves at me, and says, “Hi, Mommy!” He takes my hand, jumps off the last step into the street, and then …

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Tangible Accomplishments Equal Calm

Many times when I’m on the brink of a meltdown, tangible accomplishments can restore my sense of peace. I know this, so I had a plan. What do I mean by tangible accomplishments? Something that at the end of my day, I can see with my eyes. This for me, …

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The situation with the Tot is deteriorating…

While the Tot has developed many communication skills since beginning school (self-contained 3K autism class), he has become more “clingy” and in need of 100% hands-on attention. Basically it takes all of my time, energy, and resources to keep him calm, and prevent major meltdowns, and even then the meltdowns …

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#My Writing Process Blog Hop: Autism and Writing do Mix!

  This is my first blog hop! You may be thinking now, what is a blog hop, and why in the world should I continue reading…after all I visit this blog to read about your adventures with autism. A blog hop is simply a group of bloggers who get together …

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Do you know what happens to autistic children?

They become autistic adults; adults who grow-up, work (many jobs sometimes), get married, and have children of their own. Yes—you read correctly. We GET MARRIED, and often HAVE CHILDREN. Do not misunderstand me; I do not presume to say that every single autistic child will marry, have children, and have …

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