Tag Archives: developmental disability

Hope for Understanding – Autism/DD

We strode across the grassy field of the campus. It was a quintessential June day: sunny with wispy clouds, pleasantly hot, stirred by a breeze filled with the fresh scents of cut grass and newly burst leaves and flowers. The … 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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A Long Weekend with autistic kid.

July 31, 2016.  Well it finally rained, for a few minutes, briefly relieving the drought we have been experiencing, and while the humidity continues to press down on us, it is almost comfortable outside, thanks to a steady breeze and … Continue reading

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Autism Home for the”HOLIDAYS”

  When people ask me “How was your Christmas Holiday”  I put on my happy face and say “Great!”  It is really hard to tell people the truth, that it is actually for the most part, an ordeal for the … 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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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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