Category Archives: Autism Lessons

Life lessons learned through parenting a kid with autism

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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Making “line-ups”

One of the most fascinating behaviours that Nick exhibited as a preschool child was his interest in creating lines of random objects. I refer to them simply as, “Lineups“. Nick’s object “Lineups” began as relatively short innocuous lines of toys … Continue reading

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