Category Archives: Coping, sort of

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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A Long Weekend with autistic kid.

July 31, 2016.  Well it finally rained, for a few minutes, briefly relieving the drought we have been experiencing, and while the humidity continues to press down on us, it is almost comfortable outside, thanks to a steady breeze and … 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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Lost….Code ADAM…..and Found

It has not happened, in years, but it did again today. I lost N at the Superstore. I was selecting a flavour of ice cream in the freezer aisle, and I did not notice that he had wandered off. My … Continue reading

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Halloween Hopes

Here’s to a Halloween enjoyed by N! Here’s to sufficient understanding so that there is no fear. His pumpkin carved by him, with kind and understanding help.

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At the store…..

I find myself thinking about all the crazy things that we have experienced taking N to the store. Decided to write about it. If you opened this post last evening and discovered there was nothing – I apologize. I should … 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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Persistant Potty Problems (acronym = PPP )

“And she still was not willing to sit on the seat!” cried exasperated mom at the coffee clatch. “What am I going to do? She is 3 1/2, and the Montessori School will not accept her unless she is independent … Continue reading

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Top 5 Healthy Autism Coping Strategies

We all know unhealthy coping strategies, like chocolate and wine, work great but have the unfortunate side effect of weight gain. I tried some other things. What did NOT work for me: 1. Spending Money. After my son was diagnosed … Continue reading

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Wait List after Wait List after Wait list

OK, with diagnosis “confirmed”, now what? There must be services out there to help him? There has to be something out there to help impacted families? The provincial government had closed or was in the process of closing all institutions … Continue reading

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