Monthly Archives: December 2009

It is How You Play the Game

Remember the old saying, that the ends justify the means? Well that tends to resonate a lot with parents of children on the autism spectrum. Have you ever played a board game, a card game, or video game with someone … Continue reading

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Social IQ: Your Child and the Future

Well collegeman’s grades came in last week. He like usual did exceptionally well. No not Dean’s List. The panic attack did affect his grade and his behavior in art also affected his grade. Together the tiny point difference kept him … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not to Tell or The Tempest About Autism: With All Due Respect to Master Shakespeare

  To tell or not to tell that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer  The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or take arms against a sea of trouble… (Hamlet Act III, Scene I, sort … Continue reading

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The Search For Universal Truth: God and Your Aspie

I have written all about my own search and relationship to God and religion lately.(See under YOU) It was and still is, an outgrowth of my acceptance or nonacceptance, of what my children have to deal with on a daily basis in … Continue reading

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Mother-May-I Part 2: Oh CRAP

Thank God for tomorrow. Finals for collegeman will be over. He had had the best semester I could ever remember. He became social, appropriate in classes (most of the time) and even managed to navigate the campus alone. He managed … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled: A Parental Journey

Now that you have that diagnosis, what do you do? You have heard the words autism spectrum disorder. You may have even been given the diagnosis pervasive development disorder or asperger’s syndrome. You have known for quite some time that … Continue reading

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You May Have Big Dreams but First You Need to Do the Assignment

Highschoolboy is greatly enamored of his film study class. He spends hours picking apart some of the greatest films ever made. He uses terminology and has an understanding of film configuration that I do not comprehend and think I never … Continue reading

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