Saturday, January 31st, 2015

blog posts & recipes

Autism, The Internet, Cyber-Bullying & Suicide…

It’s been, well, forever since I’ve put a blog post.  Long story short for the catch up, we made the move to California and love it here, but our world as we knew it got turned upside down once we did.  Which made it difficult for me to write for a long time. I’m writing now because a recent event that has happened here was so hard and painful, that it gave me pause and cause to... [Read more]

Transitions SUCK!

Okay, so I’ve pondered this post for over a week now, trying to come up with a better title (at least), and there’s just no two ways around it. For our kids on the autism spectrum, transitions suck, period. Being the military family that we are, we’re about to go through the mother-of-all transitions yet again…. Moving! (Although, in all fairness to the military, for once,... [Read more]

Autism: Go Ahead, Get Angry

I’d like to take you back in time. It’s July 1992, and I’m in the advanced portion of my training for the Army. (It’s called AIT & it’s where they teach you how to do the job you signed up for.) My Grandaddy had been ill before I left for the Army, and I got pulled out of ranks my first day of class to be told that he had passed away. I was then given the choice to stay in training... [Read more]

Autism: Strength vs. Weakness

When you look at your child with autism, what do you see?  Where is your focus?  The educators that work with your child, what do they see?  What is their focus? This is a great time of year to look at this, because it’s time to start focusing on goals and reaching milestones for next year’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  Most of the time, the focus is on the child’s weakness.  I... [Read more]

Autism:Clearing Up a Myth – #1

There are more than a few myths or misconceptions still floating around out there about autism.  I’m not going to go into all of them into one post for a couple of reasons.  Reason one being that it would make for one very long post.  Reason two being that I’d be sure to forget a few, just because I’d be all wrapped up in the ones I was remembering at that given time.  So I think what I’ll... [Read more]