Birthday parties, Pinatas, and Expectations

I’m not sure if I’m making a big deal about something insignificant, but my gut says this is important – that it’s a “minor” illustration of an important thought process my autistic son has, and that I need to help him work through to navigate through these situations in the future.

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I’m not entirely sure how I found it. Possibly it was through the Autism Speaks website, as that was my first encounter with advocacy as a parent of an autistic child. I’ve only been in the autism “mix” for a couple of years and Autism Speaks has been shifting from a cure focus to an awareness focus (this wasn’t always the case). That’s how I found “A Diary of a Mom” (DOAM). DOAM is a wonderful blog, written by a mom of 2 girls – one autistic and one NT. I read the entire 5 years in two weeks and it was a game changer for me.

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