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OK Ontario – It is election time!

We here in ONTARIO are just a few days away from another provincial election. Maybe I am cynical (OK…I admit yes..I AM cynical) but I find myself wondering – is there any point? What real difference will this election make? … Continue reading

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Easter with Autism

About 17 years ago, Easter Bunny passed me the hat, and the basket of eggs. I have to say, it was lots of fun, but It was not always easy, staying up late, finding good hiding places that weren’t TOO … Continue reading

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Autism Appearances……are Deceiving

There are 2 stories that I want to tell. About appearances, and how they are not necessarily reflective of reality. One is about autism, the other is not. In both cases the families live on the edge, at the extreme … 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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Personal Hygiene tips and tricks for parenting severely autistic boys

If you have a kid with autism, especially on the moderate – severe end of the spectrum, you probably have experienced difficulties teaching your child basic personal hygiene. I believe that the challenge relates to relevance: if something is not … Continue reading

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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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The big pop bottle

I need your help! With a silly problem. It is not a serious problem, just one of those little embarassing ones that perhaps should not embarrass, because it is kind of funny. Here is the story: Whenever I take N … Continue reading

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I’ll have a Blue Christmas, any year!

Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville – did not. The Grinch hated Christmas – the whole Christmas season. Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows the … 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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