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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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Autism Enlightenment… while Shopping!

Just before Christmas N and I had gone to Walmart to buy a few last minute gifts. We were waiting, in a very busy store, in a very long line. This is the very stuff of autism shopping nightmares of … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Special Needs

As I was sipping my morning coffee and reading about yet another closure of public services for special needs kids, this time in Hamilton, I had a great idea. I think it is time to close all political offices and … Continue reading

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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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Christmas with Autistic Kid

I have not had much time for writing of late, although I do have much to say, much that remains to be written, about lifewithautistickid.  So, as Christmas draws nearer, I have decided to republish an earlier post about Christmas … Continue reading

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Puzzle Pieces

When my autistic son N showed an interest in puzzles, I was beyond excited. I was truly over the moon. At last, N was interested in something that could be considered “normal play”! Before the peg puzzle, there was little which … Continue reading

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Happy Autism Thanksgiving

Three words that do NOT belong together – happy and autism and Thanksgiving! There is not much to be thankful or happy about when it comes to autism. I wish I could sit here tonight and write some mushy thanksgiving … Continue reading

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