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A visit to the doctor w. autistic kid

Last weekend I had a doctor’s appointment and decided to take my autistic son with me, as he loves outings and car rides. The decision to bring Nick is always a risky one, and not for the faint hearted: having … 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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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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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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Diagnosis

When Nicholas was just over 2 years old I took him to a speech path, because as yet he had no speech and language. As i have mentionned in previous posts his principal method of communication was crying and screaming. … Continue reading

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Making “line-ups”

One of the most fascinating behaviours that Nick exhibited as a preschool child was his interest in creating lines of random objects. I refer to them simply as, “Lineups“. Nick’s object “Lineups” began as relatively short innocuous lines of toys … Continue reading

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Early Signs of Autism

When he was between 18 months and 2 years there was a significant change in N’s behavior. My smiling, good-natured baby became highly anxious, and unsettled. His behavior reflected this anxiety, it appeared that N was having difficulty coping with … Continue reading

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