Category: Autism

My Littlest Artist

My nine-year-old, lovingly referred to as "M." on this blog, recently took a liking to art. The other day, we sat together with a pile of paper and he drew for awhile, then I gave him suggestions and he drew some more. Here are some of his pictures: This one looks like an angry dude … Continue reading My Littlest Artist

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“Happy My Teeth”

My eight-year-old son, M., has autism. For an autistic kid, M. is very in tune with other people's feelings. He shows a great amount of empathy. He gets very upset when others are upset.For example, when our house gets loud or we're arguing with M.'s older brother JC, M. gets very unsettled. He starts to growl. … Continue reading “Happy My Teeth”

Elf Stress

For those of you who aren't familiar with the popular Elf on a Shelf bonanza that happens every Christmas, let me briefly explain. Some genius came up with the idea to make a toy Elf that comes to your house Thanksgiving night and makes himself at home. This Elf supposedly watches the kids and then … Continue reading Elf Stress

Daily Prompt- Trick or Treat, and Halloween “Hi”

Today's Daily Prompt from The Daily Post reads: If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out? You can see the prompt and other answers here. After some careful thought, I decided that I would hand out coffee. You'd totally come visit if … Continue reading Daily Prompt- Trick or Treat, and Halloween “Hi”

Companionable

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is to show "Companionable."  You can see the post (and cute pictures of dogs) here. That's JC and M. playing with the hose in our backyard. We had two kids so that they would have each other. Though they share the same blood, they are as different as day and … Continue reading Companionable

“Yeah Blue, I’ve Got Two!”

This week my soon-to-be eight-year-old son M. performed in his school play. About a month or two ago we started getting handouts with song lyrics and dates and scripts. A quick review of the script revealed a line highlighted in blue for M. to practice.  Our M., who has autism, had a speaking part! He … Continue reading “Yeah Blue, I’ve Got Two!”

The 1% and Disney

Disney has a policy in place for disabled patrons (along with up to six of their guests) to access rides from a "more convenient entrance" and avoid the long wait lines. Disney also offers a personal family tour guide and VIP passes for non-disabled (and presumably disabled) families for $310 to $380 per hour. An … Continue reading The 1% and Disney