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Autism is My Son’s Superpower

By |2020-01-24T10:18:02-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

"Autism is difficult and stressful but it’s also indescribably special." Recently, my Mom asked "what does ASD mean?" It hit me that I never explained what it stands for. ASD is an acronym for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Someone can be mildly, moderately or severely autistic. In Kenden's case, he is severely autistic because [...]

The Dreaded Meltdown

By |2019-03-29T16:45:41-04:00November 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 |2017-07-12T10:04:41-04:00October 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 [...]