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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 just the right way.    He’s watching My Little Pony, or watching someone else watch My Little Pony and commenting on it, or some mash-up of My Little Pony and some other show (probably Gravity Falls) for the umpteenth time. Or that screaming Irishman who talks about games. I think. Or Game Grumps (which even  ...

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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 hasn’t lost its watchability, I am enjoying it as much (if not more) as an adult as I did as a teen. When Girl Meets World turned into a thing, we jumped on it. 

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Autism, Parenting

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. Camp was such a hit that we pre-paid for camp (I only underestimated by 6$!) waaaaaay back in February. 

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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 getting ready to turn 18, have turned 18, or are well beyond 18. That means services basically stop. If they are low functioning (not where M falls) and in a special needs school (again, not where M is), school continues till 22, and then stops. Apparently if they are on Medicaid/disability as a child, they have to reapply  ...

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