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Halloween with Autistic Kid

Halloween is a scary delight for the senses.  For the eyes there are glowing jack-o-lanterns,  flickering candles, ghosts and goblins, and spooky scenery.  The sounds of Halloween, including piercing screams, haunting howls, eerie laughs, and echoing voices, all just as exciting as the visual imagery.  … 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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Eating in a restaurant w. autistic kid

Sometimes I am asked how do we manage to have dinner in a restaurant with Nicholas, our 10 year old very autistic child.   I get asked this from people because Nicholas has  auditory stim issues – he verbalizes almost constantly and … Continue reading

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A Vacation That Isn’t….. with Autistic Kid

As a kid I was lucky that I was able to enjoy many wonderful family vacations. I did travel to many destinations.  I wish I was able to pass that gift on to my sons. Unfortunately I cannot do that: our … Continue reading

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Persistant Potty Problems (acronym = PPP )

“And she still was not willing to sit on the seat!” cried exasperated mom at the coffee clatch. “What am I going to do? She is 3 1/2, and the Montessori School will not accept her unless she is independent … 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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