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Stephanie

About Stephanie

Hi, I’m Stephanie, mother to Max, a sweet, funny, and wonderful little boy. This is our journey.

The Dreaded Meltdown

By | 2017-01-05T15:17:35+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Autism Awareness, Parenting|Tags: , , |

The Dreaded Meltdown The meltdown. A common characteristic feared and dreaded by parents and caregivers to those with an ASD. The meltdown happens when someone becomes completely overwhelmed by their current situation and temporarily loses behavioural control. This loss of control can be expressed verbally (eg shouting, screaming, crying), physically (eg kicking, lashing [...]

An Open Letter to the Farm Owner Who Didn’t Judge My Family

By | 2017-07-12T10:04:41+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

An Open Letter .. Dear Farm Owner, You likely don’t remember us, you probably see hundreds of families come in and out of your apple orchard throughout the day.  But I remember you.  You were a lovely woman, you had short brown hair and you were wearing a maroon jacket. We recently visited your farm with our [...]

Autism and the Haircut Dilemma

By | 2017-01-05T15:48:14+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Categories: Kids|Tags: , , , , , |

Haircuts can sometimes be difficult for children with autism and many parents of children with an ASD are all too familiar with the challenges of taking their child to get a haircut.  These challenges can range from sensory issues or anxiety about what will happen during the haircut.  I think the latter applies to [...]