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Another Year and Another IEP

Me and Autism Son

This year has gone by so fast. Yesterday, I had another IEP meeting for my son. He’s 15 now, and the focus is completely different on what his goals should be. We are now looking at having his IEP goals geared towards life skills. He is still getting his general academics in . . . → Read More: Another Year and Another IEP

Ending Friendship With Autism Friend

My Daughter 2008

My Daughter 2008

Ending a friendship with an autism friend is as difficult for your child as ending a friendship with a NT child. The fact that my daughter was able to hold onto the friendship for as long as she did says something for her as a person. This school year started . . . → Read More: Ending Friendship With Autism Friend

Chuck E. Cheese’s For Autism Awareness Month

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There are a few places that everyone in my family likes to go. One of those places is Chuck E. Cheese. When I was offered two family passes to visit a location near me, and write about it for Autism Awareness Month, I immediately agreed. To make the experience the best for . . . → Read More: Chuck E. Cheese’s For Autism Awareness Month

What They Don’t Tell You About Autism

autism sign language

Raising a child with autism for the last 15 years, I have learned more than I could ever imagine about autism. There’s nothing like hands-on experience to teach you about autism. You can go online, or talk to “professionals,” but that is never enough to learn about your autistic child. A lot . . . → Read More: What They Don’t Tell You About Autism

Raising A Child With Autism A Punishment

Dean Confirmation 5

I was going through and approving some comments, when I read one that really fired my engines. It was a comment from someone that obviously has no understanding of what it is like to raise an autistic child. It was left on a post I did about a mother and son suicide/murder. . . . → Read More: Raising A Child With Autism A Punishment

Southport and Oak Island For Birthday

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We took a day and went to the beach for my son’s birthday. We stopped in Southport, first, and walked on the pier. The kids enjoyed watching the birds that were amassed all around. My daughter collected a couple feathers to put into her bird watching book. My son enjoyed walking up and down . . . → Read More: Southport and Oak Island For Birthday

Fire Department Called Last Night

autism child

The last thing I wanted to do at 3:00 A.M. was call 911 and have the Fire Department come to my house. I really didn’t want to rush around, wake up the kids and get them dressed. I really didn’t want to throw clothes in a bag quickly, (my kids, not mine) . . . → Read More: Fire Department Called Last Night

Annual Reviews And Goals For The Next Year

Me and Autism Son

I was busy last week with meetings for my son. His annual review for CAP services was due, and his speech therapy plan was also up for renewal. Although the actual reviews have gotten easier, the emotional impact of them are still difficult for me. The CAP services annual review meeting was done here, . . . → Read More: Annual Reviews And Goals For The Next Year

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