sudden-realizations
Autism

Sudden Realizations

It’s been a hot minute. I’ve had M on my mind a lot lately. From good-natured complaining about his early morning antics to legit concerns about his future, there he is. Looming large. Literally. The […]

camping
Autism

Boy Scout Advancement

I know Boy Scouts gets a lot of flack as a group. But I’ve long said most groups are jerks while the individuals that make up the group are usually at least tolerable, if not […]

special needs
Autism

Special Needs, Smecial Needs

Raising independent kids in spite of their special needs. I feel like I spend a lot of time talking about this with other people, and then even more writing about it here.    I spent the […]

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Belly Laughs
Autism

Belly Laughs

I watch as he laughs deep belly laughs. The kinds of laughs that most people grow out of by the time they’re five or six. The laughs of pure joy. Something has tickled him in […]

Girl Meets Farkle
Autism

Girl Meets Farkle

Girl Meets World had an autism episode this week. My daughter and I watched it, like we do. I love(d) Boy Meets World, we’ve watched it, and re-watched it, many times over the years. It […]

Camp Anawanna - Salute Your Shorts
Autism

Sleep Away Camp Time

I feel like it’s barely been long enough to need another sleep away camp time post, but here we are, a year later. It’s absolutely that time again. See, camp last year was a sensation. […]

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Autism

Don’t Borrow Worries

I guess it is autism time. One of the few lists I’ve stayed on since M was dx ASD (and we’re talking what, eight years now?) has quite a few parents with children who are […]

Autism Awareness
Autism

Autism Awareness

I haven’t had an autism post in almost a year. I’m pretty pleased with that. I mean, I’ve had some posts that could, maybe, possibly have been filed under “autism”, but they encompassed so much […]