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Sometimes surviving is a monumental victory I wasn't dealing with a surplus of patience, so there were times that his behaviors got the better of me. It's really important that I keep in mind he's only 6 years old on the inside. It's not always easy to keep that on the forefront of my mind, especially in the heat of the moment.
Not Talking is Not the Same as Not Thinking I am honored you took the time to check out my blog.Here is a link to my opinion piece in Monday's Wall Street Journal. Not talking is not the same as not thinking. The converse is also true.
Trying to reduce the stress in our house is not easy Anyway, aside from being a constant reminder to the boys, how close we came to having our house smashed, the tree itself is relatively benign right now. It's absolutely taking up most of the yard but it's also not creating any more problems than what it already has, at least in the short term.
Autism's Emotions Fall down seven…get up eight… Late Thursday evening, I took a few minutes to catch up on some autism and vaccine news I'd seen earlier in the week. FYI: A lot has happened over the last few days! Two groundbreaking books debuted, one on the autism epidemic and the other about the HPV vaccine.
The heartbreaking reality of parenting an adult child Gavin's going to be 19 in a few months and we're still adjusting to him being an adult. My goodness, does that make me feel old. I've been raising Gavin as my own since he was about 15 months old. I legally adopted him many years ago and that was a moment I will never forget.
This has been hard on my kids with #Autism One of the things we try to do as Autism parents is control as much going on around us as possible. We don't do this because we're inherently control freaks, we do it because we try to limit the things that can cause our kids distress. Sometimes we have some control but more often than not, all we can do is deal with the fallout.
Woman with Cerebral Palsy Opens CrossFit Gym In this episode, the Philadelphia Eagles get set to launch their 2nd annual Autism Challenge, Stanford launches a concussion education course, and a cancer survivor with cerebral palsy opens a CrossFit gym, and more! Your email address will not be published.
So yeah, it's worse than I thought When I did remember, the first thought was how lucky we were that it wasn't any worse than it was. That's still true but thinking that somehow made it seem like is really wasn't that bad. You can read in more detail about what happened by clicking here.
Deportation and Autism And Double Trauma Note: At Age of Autism, we of all people, know that turning real humans into caricatures is folly. It's easy to create scapegoats and boogeymen / women/children. Imagine the trauma of autism and deportation. When does human decency prevail?
It's pretty bad but thank God no one was hurt He did a quick sweep of the inside of the house to make sure there wasn't any water damage and thankfully, as of now, there is no obvious signs of damage. Although the areas that would be damaged are not easily accessible. We'd have to venture into the crawl space on the third floor.
Fitful sleep Anyway, if you're not charging your fitbit while you shower, you're missing out on my sweet life hack. But try to get more sleep. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Copyright Jim Walter 2014. Simple theme. Powered by Blogger.
Our Summer Evening Ritual My husband mountain-bikes with a group of like-minded folks every regularly in the evenings during the summer. They start in the spring when there is enough light to make it safe to zoom over rocks and stumps and stop when it gets too dark in the fall.
It's so hard to feed my kids with #Autism This is something he has no control over and while we try to work with and encourage him to try new things, there isn't a great deal we can do but keep trying. The difference between a picky eater and a kid suffering from sensory related food proclivities is that one will eat when they're hungry enough, while the other will literally starve.
John’s Crazy Socks announces $3,000 “Autism Can Do” Scholarship Contestants must submit a fun sock design. As part of its Giving Back Program and its mission to show what people can do when given a chance, John's Crazy Socks is sponsoring an Autism Can Do Scholarship. This program will present a $3,000 scholarship to a person on the autism spectrum in the United States to use at a college or trade school.
Hopefully we'll beat the incoming bad weather Hopefully, we'll beat the incoming bad weather.
Students with learning disabilities welcomed at top Scottish university Charity Enable Scotland is behind the move to widen access to Strathclyde University. The programme is known as Breaking Barriers. Under it, eight students have been studying for a Certificate in Applied Business Skills at the university's Business School.
Here's how our appointment with Pain Management went Lizze and I met with Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic yesterday. The objective of this appointment was to find ways to help Lizze manage her dibilating chronic pain. Lizze is living with Fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos and daily migraines.
Why am I so exhausted? I'm an #Autism parent, that's why Going into this post, it's important to know that I'm frustrated and trying to make a point about why Autism parents, like myself are so exhausted all the time. Every time I'm asked why I'm so exhausted, it's a reminder how little people understand the challenges I face as an Autism parent.
New Autism-Friendly Travel Agents Can Help Plan Your Perfect Vacation Traveling can be so difficult for those on the spectrum. Not only is it a disruption in routine but it comes with a whole slew of new sensory input from all directions. There may tons of strangers around, unpredictable schedules, odd smells, unfamiliar foods, and cramped seating.
Boy with Autism Was Banned from His School Photo. Now He's a Model for Popular Brands. "Since starting modelling, he just seems different. It was like he was born to do it. It's helped him to come out of himself. From a boy that was angry all the time, he is now so confident. It's just fabulous." Modeling has given Alfie an outlet and helped greatly with his behavior problems.
Poems & Art for Peace 2018 - 3rd installment Peace: By Samantha Craft. I treat people, no matter their age, creed, beliefs, values, economic status, celebrity status, political stance, the same, regardless. I accept people at face value. I am not easily offended. I respect others and they respect back.
How To End The Autism Epidemic Is Amazon Best Seller This is astounding, especially considering not ONE mainstream media print or broadcast outlet picked up the press release or will invite JB on to discuss the book. The media spoon…
Doctors Paid to Overprescribe Humira Despite Deadly Side Effects. Sound Familar? Note: With articles like this, you'd think the average American, even the slowest slug in town, would be able to wrap his or her head around the fact the doctors are overprescribing vaccinations with even less knowledge of side effects than with the drug Humira.
Cyber security arm of UK government seeks to recruit people with autism Reports suggest the centre believes people with autism could make a key contribution in the battle against cyber attacks. The NCSC is an arm of the state security operation at Government Communication Headquarters. The NCSC's move reflects attempts elsewhere to adapt workplaces to attract autistic talent.
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