Author Archives: aspergersmom

About aspergersmom

I am a 35 year old woman. I am the wife of an amazing man, who keeps me sane. As a recent California/Florida transplant to the midwest and the mother to a combined family of 6 children; 3 boys, 3 girls, my life is an adventure. I blog and raise our family with my best friend.

Humor in the IEP Process

It is IEP season in our home. We have meetings, conferences and Functional Behavioral Assessments. This is a stressful season for me. Today, I saw this on Facebook. I think I will be using this technique to deal with the … Continue reading

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Everyone is Whole and Beautiful!

I just read Schizophrenia Revealed: Accepting Uncle Leopold at “A Quiet Week in the House”. It is a bittersweet and uplifting story. It is beautifully written. As the daughter of a paranoid schizophrenic (my father) and the mother of an … Continue reading

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Defining Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome as a Mental Illness

Recently, the mother of 23-year old Paul Corby received a letter from the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania’s transplant team. Her son has a congenital heart disorder which leaves his heart unable to pump blood as efficiently as required. … Continue reading

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Integrity – A Parental Lifeline

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”    – Abraham Lincoln I have always viewed integrity as … Continue reading

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X-Ray Vision – the Key to Dealing with My Teenage Aspie

Even in the NT world, teenagers are famous for having a self-centered perspective. I am sure there are plenty of NT teens out there who view their parents as hypocritical, selfish, or even lazy. Teenagers are not known for the … Continue reading

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Do You Regret Having Your Aspie Child?

A week ago, I had a very painful and difficult interaction with my teen-age, Aspie Son over  the ordinary chore of putting away the washed dishes. This escalated quicker than normal into a rather violent outburst. He screamed unkind and … Continue reading

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Life is Now – Lesson 3

As a parent to an atypical child, I find myself spending a large part of life living in the future or the past. I come by it honestly. Having a child that will respond to life atypically or have unique … Continue reading

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