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Thats all folks!

It has been a while since I posted about lifewithautistic kid.  We, our family, have made many changes, we have adjusted our lives post CPRI, with a new understanding of our son, we are grateful for the support of the … Continue reading

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Post Intensive Intervention

N came home in January,  about 1 week after New Years. We came away from intensive intervention understanding N a lot better.  We came back to our life with a knowledge that those who cared for him there, truly loved … Continue reading

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The Respite

You are in a plane. There are no rows of squishy comfy seats, no TV screens, nobody patrolling the aisles to provide for your comforts. It is dark inside this plane, you are sitting on the perimeter along with other persons … Continue reading

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Special Needs Need Special Summer Camps

We have 19 years of experience with summer camps, 14 of them with N.  My husband and I work for a living and we have had to find a program  of suitable length and duration for our kids when school … 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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Uniforms – Modified for Autistic Kid

It’s High School time for N. At our high school the kids wear uniforms.  It is a light tan bottom with a white polo style top– and while I love the idea of uniforms, those colours, for N, translate into “potential … Continue reading

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Five Christmas ideas for an older Boy with Autism and/or Developmental Disability

Christmas gift giving can be difficult, stressful, even emotionally painful, for friends and family of a youth with autism and/or developmental disability. A giver wants to please the gift recipient, and feels badly if the response to the gift is … Continue reading

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