Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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...

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,...

Social Blues and Autism

Last night was tough. My son, C, has been very agitated lately. He hasn’t been eating well complaining of an upset stomach. With his increased fidget-spinning and loud humming,...

Grade 8 Girls are Scarier than Vampires

With Halloween around the corner, it’s a scary time of year. Horror movies are playing vampires, ghosts, zombies and other frightening creatures. I’ve come to the conclusion that...

Devicing my Son: the Evil of Echolalia

Vices are sinfully evil habits. Devices are electronic toys; ipads, ipods and computers. Normally, devices are great tools for a boy with Autism. They offer my son knowledge at his...

Deductive Reasoning, sort of, kind of, in a way…

In my earlier post, My Son has Autism Superpowers, and someday he'll remember his Cape, I mentioned the math problem. According to my son, he discovered a new way to do...

My Son has Autism Superpowers, and someday he’ll remember his Cape!

Yesterday, my son C had to solve a math problem at school. Apparently, he had papers and numbers flying all over the place, but he never gave up....

B is for Bullies, among other B Words

What happened to respect and discipline? Society seems to idealize the bullies; rebels with the irresponsible ‘who cares’ attitude of modern gang culture. Combine this with laws that favour politics and...

Labour Day, the Calm before the Storm

Today, it's Labour Day! We're enjoying our family time taking a little walk on our city's waterfront. Honestly, we're also exercising our anxieties because tomorrow school starts. Labour...

Alone at School – the Autism Survival Gear Guide

Returning to school for an Autism family is often a difficult transition. Like TV survival shows, school feels very isolating and confusing to a child on the spectrum....
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