Category Archives: Autism Challenges

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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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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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A Message to the Province of Ontario

I respond to an article from the Oakville Beaver, MAY2016:  Improving autism services for children and youths.  My comments are in CAPS and bold. Oakville Beaver By Kevin Flynn, My View There are approximately 40,000 children and youths in Ontario … Continue reading

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Autism Home for the”HOLIDAYS”

  When people ask me “How was your Christmas Holiday”  I put on my happy face and say “Great!”  It is really hard to tell people the truth, that it is actually for the most part, an ordeal for the … Continue reading

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Surviving Graduation with Autism and Developmental Disability

The gym was bustling with people. It was a small gym, and the presence of so many families made it seem overly crowded. Metal folding chairs had been placed in rows facing the stage, and most were now either occupied … Continue reading

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Are Social Events Possible, with a very Autistic Kid?

A few weekends ago, my dad’s long term care home held their annual BBQ.  We had gone the previous year, with N and my mother, and it was a fun event at which  N behaved admirably well.  So when it was time to … Continue reading

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Summer vacation with autism

The sky had just begun to pale in the east when we set out. For me it would be a 10+ hour drive to Maine, in a jam packed SUV with four adult sized men. I was wedged against the … Continue reading

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