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About lifewithautistickid

I am a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), with an MBA and BA. I have been fortunate to have had an extraordinary life with an autistic kid. I have learned so much from him about people and life in general. I want to make a difference by sharing my extraordinary experiences. Raising a son with severe autism and developmental disability has made me realize how we who are "normal" do not understand "disability". Instead of trying to "fix" people like my son by burying them in the community, I would like to see a society that respects and honors them for who they are. The potential is endless, in a world that can celebrate with sincerity, the dignity of the individual. Love and blessings to people of all "disability" . That includes you and me!

Ok – There is more! Monday morning Mayhem

It was a hot Monday summer morning in August.  At 7:00 am the humidity already hovered in the 90% range when I had to open the door to let out the dog for a pee. I would normally shut the … Continue reading

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Thats all folks!

It has been a while since I posted about lifewithautistic kid.  We, our family, have made many changes, we have adjusted our lives post CPRI, with a new understanding of our son, we are grateful for the support of the … Continue reading

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Post Intensive Intervention

N came home in January,  about 1 week after New Years. We came away from intensive intervention understanding N a lot better.  We came back to our life with a knowledge that those who cared for him there, truly loved … Continue reading

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The Respite

You are in a plane. There are no rows of squishy comfy seats, no TV screens, nobody patrolling the aisles to provide for your comforts. It is dark inside this plane, you are sitting on the perimeter along with other persons … Continue reading

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Intensive intervention…it begins

N has been admitted to what I suspect is the only inpatient intensive intervention program in Ontario…and he started today, Friday, October 21. The program is  in a different city about 2 hours drive from where we live.  We have … Continue reading

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An APB for Thanksgiving

Friday morning, just before the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend:  a beautiful day with crisp cool air and lots of sunshine.  A perfect autumn ambience that was about to be shattered by my worst fear. I had taken N to the doctor for a … Continue reading

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Cashing out with Autistickid

Now that N is approx twice my size I am reluctant to take him shopping with me, by myself.  I have had shopping failures in the past that make me afraid to take him with me to the supermarket.  I … Continue reading

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