Tag Archives: asd

Think Differently… it doesn’t fall far from the tree

___________________________________________________ 30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently. © Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2012)

Posted in Aspergers, Autism, promote social understanding, the box | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Today is April 1st – do you know what that means???

It is Sunday morning – and I asked H to help me with this post. I want to talk with him about Autism Awareness/Acceptance. It is April 1st… do you know what that means?? It means we get to goof … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, Aspergers, Autism, Father, promote social understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

I am so NOT a Superhero: Autism, Holiday Stress, and Making Cookies with the Kids

I sometimes think I would like to be a superhero – well perhaps not actually – but I have previously admitted that I am coveting the cape!!  A cape would be cool – but I digress! Around this festive time … Continue reading

Posted in Aspergers, Autism, Big sister, Cooking with kids, family | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The magic of perspective and the perspective of magic: teaching sleight of mind (via Thirty Days of Autism)

There can be surprising effectiveness in addressing an issue from an unexpected angle or finding another way. Thus, I have been teaching H the skills of a magician and encouraging him to do 'magic shows' for friends and family. This … Continue reading

Posted in Autism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Michelle Garcia Winner and Amazing Social Thinking Strategies: I ❤ this stuff! (via Thirty Days of Autism)

Last fall I went to a conference on Preparing for Transitions to Adulthood and Beyond… with Michelle Garcia Winner. I just love the work she is doing with Social Thinking: I love the work this enables me to do with … Continue reading

Posted in Autism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Enlightenment and the passing of time (via Thirty Days of Autism)

You know… I was reading one of my old journals the other day (a recurrent theme of late, methinks) and I came across an entry from when we first were learning of the diagnosis of autism for H. The entry … Continue reading

Posted in Autism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aa is for Applecus and Autism: A look back at supporting language development (via Thirty Days of Autism)

The other day I was reading about a mother's excitement over her daughter's language acquisition. It had me thinking back and remembering how that felt for us. My son is now 12 and has amazing expressive language – it took … Continue reading

Posted in Autism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Diagnosis: AUTISM …part 1 (via Thirty Days of Autism)

Every so often I am contacted by parents  who hear about me through their sister-in-law, or are friends of a friend, or they know someone who knows me, and they need support in the midst of the diagnostic process… or … Continue reading

Posted in Autism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment