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Grad Day

My daughter is officially a grade eight grad. It was a day of joy and sorrow, beauty and ugliness, and kindness and selfishness. Nothing brings out the duality...

Mother’s Day means I Spawned

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful women who bravely spawned, especially the Autism Moms. Unlike salmon, we just couldn’t roll over and die after depositing our...

Party like a Penguin: the Ups and Downs of turning 12

My son turned 12 years old recently. I wish it was all happiness and rainbows, rather than a week of ups and downs; highs and lows; and tears...

Girl Power: Martial Arts isn’t just for Boys

Remember the days of Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and the Karate Kid? Days when martial arts was primarily presented as a boy’s sport. Maybe I'm dating myself, but...

World Autism Day!

Today is World Autism Day! When I look back at when we started the Autism journey over a decade ago, I realize how far we’ve come. I say...

ABA King and Acute Behavioural Angst

In Autism land, parents eventually follow the path to the fated ABA or Applied Behavioural Analysis therapy. It’s great. It works. However, Acute Behavioural Angst is the side...

So much snow…

Septoplasty for a Deviant Septum

I’ve been off-blog for a few months. First, we had our regular rounds of winter colds, depressions and hibernations. Also, I was very, very patiently dreading…er…waiting for my...

The ABA Jedi: Behaviour Analysis and the Force

Soon, we are starting another round of ABA, or Applied Behaviour Analysis, as part of Autism therapy. It’s been a whole two years since our last ABA block,...

Family Game Night, get a Clue!

As a family, we love to occasionally sit and play old-fashioned board games. It’s fun to actually communicate with our voices instead of texting each other. Yet, in...

Merry Christmas to all Autism Families!

Christmas is fast approaching. As things get a little crazy, I want to wish all Autism families an early Merry Christmas! We celebrate in the North American fashion with opening...

Snow and Sliding: a fun Autism Activity

Winter arrived. It snowed and snowed and snowed. However, opportunity presented itself. I bargained a trip to the slide hill in exchange for my son to do his...