Category Archive: Autism Thoughts

Dec 15

Christmas and Autism

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I love holidays. From the big ones like 4th of July to Halloween and Thanksgiving – I love it all. I love the little celebrations with corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day to the cards, children give to each other in their homemade boxes at school for Valentine’s Day. Perhaps it stems from …

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Oct 13

4 years

Brody without red eye

I have been thinking about this post for a while. I have a lot I want to say, many feelings about the subject and yet I sit down to type this up and I am not sure what to say. Sometimes there is too much I feel and think. It becomes a jumbled mess in …

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Oct 08

The haircut!

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Since Brody was about 3 years old, he stopped cooperating when we cut his hair. Funnily enough, we had not given him too many haircuts before this time but when I think back to the first few haircuts, they were wonderful and it all was downhill from there! However, since Brody also does not allow …

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Aug 15

Sports

I have two boys and both are very active. If I had a fraction of their energy levels, I would always have a clean house and would be able to start and keep up with multiple hobbies. My husband even jokes at times that harnessing children’s energy could be a source of alternative energy…if we …

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Aug 07

Insurance

Health and dental insurance are a pain to most people. However, for parents with a child with autism it can be much more of a hurdle in life. Over the years I have come to find out that most insurances, the one through our State (Brody has a secondary insurance he qualified for because he …

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Jul 16

Brothers

Brody and Ryan

“God bless you if you have one child, but I don’t think anybody should have just one child. Everybody needs a sibling. I have siblings, and I have so many amazing, precious memories with my siblings. I don’t know what I would do if I had been an only child.” – Sherri Shepherd (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/siblings.html#0AFDtAFXIQcj32Jm.99) I …

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Jul 15

Link to something I wrote

I wrote a little something The Autism Site Here is the link for any who want to check it out http://theautismsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/aut/story/autisms-effect903

Jul 03

Guest post: Brody’s Joy

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I asked my mother to write a little something on Brody and this is what she had to say: Brody’s Joy There are challenges and sorrows with a child who has Autism. There is lamenting and grieving for what might never be—the normal days of a child’s life.  There is an aching for them to …

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Jun 25

5 books I wish I had read when Brody was first diagnosed

I love them because none of them dwells on the diagnosis but helpful, informative books that can empower and guide parents on how to raise those on the autism spectrum. 1   No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior by Jed Baker, Ph.D http://www.amazon.com/More-Meltdowns-Strategies-Preventing-Out-Of-Control/dp/1932565620/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_3_4W86?ie=UTF8&refRID=0ZK0FMPRVRK2FRA04W86 2.  1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising …

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Jun 19

10 sites to visit

The autism community is a vast one filled with skilled professionals, compassionate provides and teachers as well as fierce advocates that are usually made up of parents of those with autism. I wanted to list blogs and my commentary on them. Two blogs that I find a breath of fresh air are both written by …

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