Monthly Archives: November 2010

Everyone is Special on Thanksgiving

It is the calm before the storm tonight. The girls are in bed. My husband is still out, scouting a basketball game with the head coach of the local high school. Daniel and Robert are in their rooms, watching tv … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Son… Seeing My Aspie Son Shine

Daniel is incredibly kind. Empathy is supposed to be a struggle for Aspies. I used to be able to see that clearly with Daniel. However, he also picks up the “rules of interaction” quickly and applies them in ways that … Continue reading

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When Do You Take Bullying Seriously, Part II

Note: I meant to have this completed Wednesday, but I injured my left shoulder during my morning swim and my entire left arm/hand has been effectively  useless for the last two days. My first instinct was to email Daniel’s teacher, hoping … Continue reading

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When do you take Bullying seriously? Part I

Daniel was tense all afternoon, last Tuesday. At first, I thought it was because he had struggled with his morning routine that morning, leaving the house without a shower or lunch. However, that evening as he stood in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Sexuality in my Asperger’s Son

Today, I read this article on CNN: Study: Girls take more chances during first sex. We have 6 children – three boys and three girls ranging from 17 down to 2 and a half. We are in the middle of just … Continue reading

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Saturday Evening Blog Post

I am once again participating in the Saturday Evening Blog Post at my cousin’s blog, Elizabeth Esther. While most of the authors that participate in this monthly blog sharing are not specifically oriented towards special needs children, they do tend to be … Continue reading

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Severe Autism – Remembering the Bigger Picture

“This video highlights a moment in the life of a family raising a non-verbal child with severe autism dealing with episodic, chronic savage self injurious behaviors. Footage (2009) taken after Jamey’s mother had just removed son from group home, following … Continue reading

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