Category Archives: Totally not coping

Autism meets the Eye Doctor

It really was no surprise that N’s first visit to the eye doctor was such a disaster. But I wanted to know if his vision was ok. And he cannot tell us, because he is non-verbal. I knew he could … 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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A Pilgrimage…

Maybe it was because there was too much autism and too many awful repercussions for me to handle, that I went on a pilgrimage with the church.  I went to Europe, for the first time, not on vacation but to find something, something spiritual.  … Continue reading

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Autism Mom Meets an Angel

Do you believe in angels? I do. However, I don’t think they are beautiful androgenous humans dressed in flowing white, with feathery wings and golden glowing halos. I believe  angels are all around us: they are you and me. I believe … Continue reading

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The Road Abandonned

It was 2007 and Where the hell was I? It was somewhere unfamiliar, somewhere I never expected to be. Some kind of moral wasteland without social services! In this place, there was no public care plan, no funding for expensive … 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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Parent Support Group

My preschool days with N were like nothing I could ever have imagined. My life had gone ridiculous on me. In a typical day, I had to do crazy things to help him cope. I would spin him (and me), … Continue reading

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