I’m so proud of my son. He is now using sign language. This will open up a new way of communicating for my nonverbal autism son. He is using the signs for “Thank you” and “help.” This morning, I tried to teach him to sign mom. He needs help with it, but . . . → Read More: Autism Son Using Sign Language
This year, my son and my daughter are both getting their First Penance and First Communion sacraments. My son is also going to get his Confirmation. I’m very excited about this. I went to my first parent workshop for my children’s First Penance and First Communion. I checked in and was given a folder . . . → Read More: Autism and Religious Education
He loved sleeping with the bunny when he was a baby.
I am sorry that I didn’t post much last week. It was extremely busy. I am still trying to figure out what is wrong with my son’s ears. I took him back up to Duke last week. We saw the ENT, and . . . → Read More: Still Trying To Find Out What’s Wrong With His Ears
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Caroline McGraw of A Wish Come Clear. This post is an excerpt from her recently-released book, Love’s Subversive Stance: Ground Yourself & Grow In Relationship.
When I was a little girl, I don’t remember having a firm concept of God, specifically. Yet I do . . . → Read More: Excerpt From Love’s Subversive Stance by Caroline McGraw
Swimming and autism are a complicated pairing. My son started his swimming lessons last year. It’s been a couple of years since the last time he had lessons. Swimming and autism are a complicated combination. For my son, learning how to swim has been difficult. It takes an understanding of the gross motor . . . → Read More: Swimming and Autism – Learning How To Swim
Every citizen is granted the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (among other things). But on the whole, children are not considered full-fledged citizens until they reach the age of 18, at which time they are adults (unless they somehow manage to become emancipated at a younger age). So whether children . . . → Read More: Legal Rights of Children with Autism
Traveling this summer? Then you need to read this guest post: Helping a child with autism participate in family life and vacations. She sas some great advice for traveling with kids diagnosed with autism.
By Caroline Eggerding, M.D.
Life can be challenging for families of kids with autism – but it . . . → Read More: Helping A Child With Autism Participate In Life and Vacations
It was a tough week, last week. First, my son’s CAP worker had to take a medical leave. We still haven’t found someone to replace her. Then, we had to say goodbye to our dog. She was in a lot of pain. The vet couldn’t do anything for her except prescribe medicines. The medicines . . . → Read More: Losing A Family Pet