Category Archives: Autism Challenges

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Christmas from the eyes of autism

I received this letter a few days ago. It is Christmas from the perspective of a child with autism. I felt when reading it that if my son could speak, or write, this is what he would say. Dear Family … Continue reading

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OMG!!! POSITIVE feedback!

We moms with autistic kids have to listen to some pretty uncomfortable feedback, fairly frequently, often repeatedly, from schools and community programs. I know that nobody intends to cause us grief. I know that the intention is to inform. However … Continue reading

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Summer camp

In early March I was panicking. Special needs camp spots are hard to secure, and early registration is a necessity if one needs to be sure of something. I work part time. I needed to find a SUITABLE summer camp … Continue reading

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My Autistic Kid – Nick Noise

How do you get a noisy autistic kid to become a quiet autistic kid?  Where is the “off button”? N is a walking one man band.  Or perhaps  a “one man choir”  is a more apt description.  He is constantly making … Continue reading

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Autism Bath Adventures…

Do you have a dog that hates the water? Do you try to bathe him/her anyway? Then you might have the skill set to bathe my kid with autism.  Read on to find out if you have a possible second … Continue reading

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Teaching Autistic Kid to Ride a Bike

We have had great difficulty teaching our autistic son to ride a bike.  I am hoping that a reader of this post may be able to offer a suggestion or suggestions, as I do continue to believe in him, in … Continue reading

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Judgement

“When you judge another, you do not define them. You define yourself.” ~Wayne Dyer Everybody judges. We are predisposed to it, it comes from our basic survival instincts. It evolves over time from what we experience. As the quote above … Continue reading

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First respite visit

Yesterday we had our first visit to a new respite house. We had been to two other respite establishments previously. The first one closed. The second one nick stayed at twice but after that they never returned my calls. It has … Continue reading

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Autistic Fun

What amuses a normal child may completely confuse my kid with autism. My son is has no clue what to do with toys. Right now at age 10 he depends alot upon the active participation of an adult to amuse himself. … Continue reading

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Eating in a restaurant w. autistic kid

Sometimes I am asked how do we manage to have dinner in a restaurant with Nicholas, our 10 year old very autistic child.   I get asked this from people because Nicholas has  auditory stim issues – he verbalizes almost constantly and … Continue reading

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