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“tic tacs”: a light-hearted look at autism intervention

Today I encourage you to think about tic tac candies. Yes, I mean the teensy little mints that come in the clear plastic dispenser. As a parent of a child on the Autism spectrum, I must admit that the tiny … Continue reading

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Who says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives

As I shared in a previous post, I have a magnet on my fridge that reads, “Who says I want to fit in?” For me this message serves a function on a number of levels. It reminds me of strategies … Continue reading

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Efforts in increasing Autism Awareness: an AA intervention…

When H was first diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, I remember my own parents expressing concern about the potential limitations that a label like this would put on my child. There was a time when a label was considered such … Continue reading

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Oh No!! Not again!! Perspectives on handling change

In my post the other day I mentioned the fiasco caused by my encounter with a new cereal, and since this I have been noticing that many of us are creatures of habit. Think about it: how many of us … Continue reading

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Lego Music

Today – like many days – leaves me somewhat tired at its ending. As I enter the house, I am greeted by the over-the-top enthusiasm of our 3-year-old labradoodle, and the shout-out hello of my wonderful boy. I unload my … Continue reading

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30 Days of Autism Project…(Countdown to April, 2011)

It is hard to know if I am writing to anyone else at all – perhaps it is just me and no one will read this little post. If that is how it shakes down, that is ok, but I … Continue reading

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