One thing I've learned about autism over the years is that everyone has a different opinion about it and everyone is entitled to their own personal view and stance. We all know Autism is a SPECTRUM, meaning it has many different facets, angles, and shades. If you have met ONE person with autism then you … Continue reading AUTISM- Your opinion is not my opinion and that’s okay.
I'm still shook up!! Bug had almost a whole hour tonight where he was totally and completely lucid and stim and script free. For an entire HOUR! He told me more in that hour than I've heard in the past 3 months. He talked seriously about things he never talks about and he spoke with … Continue reading Autism Miracles- 11/12/13 THE NIGHT THE STARS ALL ALIGNED JUST FOR US!!
I literally almost had a heart attack today...like a serious, FULL-ON, major mom meltdown in my front yard. My son had a field trip and I got so worried and frazzled about him all day that somehow I forgot that he would be home late and he wouldn't be riding the bus home like normal. … Continue reading MAJOR MOM MELTDOWN. Thoughts of wandering
What What!! Who got an award for the amazing feat of making the Honor roll ALLLLL year long? Bug did, that's who! He also scored not just one, but TWO "Always make me smile" awards! Well duh, ya know those were a given! I know I say it all the time, but I am so … Continue reading HONOR ROLL ALL YEAR BABY!
Some things in this video are a bit outdated but the overall message is timeless. I encourage everyone to watch and share! "13-year-old Rosie takes us into her world and explains what autism is and what it's like to live with it. Rosie introduces us to Tony, Ben and her brother Lenny, all children who … Continue reading A MUST WATCH AUTISM VIDEO- Girl explains autism
The day before yesterday I had one of the happiest moments I think I have ever had in my whole life. We were at the store in the checkout line and Bug was talking up a storm about medieval times, knights, and swords. He wasn't overwhelmed by the lights, the sounds, or the people behind … Continue reading A Truly Beautiful Moment
I cannot even express the amount of happiness and utter joy I am feeling at this moment! All kinds of WooHoo today! Things in our life the past few months have been so chaotic and they were starting to really pile up into mountains of stress. It was feeling like it was only getting worse … Continue reading A Great Day.
My wish for Autism Awareness day and everyday, this year and every year- For parents to teach their kids to respect and embrace people that are different. For the extended families, offer to babysit! You have no idea how bad mom and dad could use a break. For the friends, be supportive and patient, autism … Continue reading Autism Awareness Day – My wish
I'm sure you have heard the news by now, the Autism rates have skyrocketed to 1 in 50! Most of the reports and media outlets are saying there aren't really more children with Autism, it's that doctors are doing a better job diagnosing people. I have to say it, I just don't buy that … Continue reading Autism-1 in 50. Better Diagnosis or something else?