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A Message to the Province of Ontario

I respond to an article from the Oakville Beaver, MAY2016:  Improving autism services for children and youths.  My comments are in CAPS and bold. Oakville Beaver By Kevin Flynn, My View There are approximately 40,000 children and youths in Ontario … Continue reading

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Summer vacation with autism

The sky had just begun to pale in the east when we set out. For me it would be a 10+ hour drive to Maine, in a jam packed SUV with four adult sized men. I was wedged against the … Continue reading

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Special Needs Moms

Found this poem on Pinterest and wanted to share it with you: You may think us “special moms” have it pretty rough. We have no choice. We just manage life when things get really tough. We’ve made it through the … Continue reading

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Swimming Lessons with Autism

We enrolled N in swimming lessons for the first time when N was 4. The community swimming program for special needs kids was called “Aquadapt”. As I saw it at the time, it was just another thing N could not … 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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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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