I’ve been wanting to write about the Autism Speaks Op-ed piece written by Suzanne Wright, but finding the words is difficult. I’m not going to write (much) about how upset I was at her words – others have written very powerful commentaries and have already done it better.
I’m taking a different approach – Responsibility. Continue reading
My son was evaluated when he was a little over 4 years old, after a few references from his daycare about something being a little “different” with him. DS falls into what many would call the “quirky” part of the spectrum. At home, he wasn’t symptomatic in a way that we recognized. Continue reading
This post goes all over the place, but it’s all inter-related.
Having a child on the autism spectrum makes your mommy radar go a little crazy. Add to that having a “helper personality” and it kicks up a notch. Stir in a little desire to compensate (hopefully not OVERcompensate) for my own mother’s narcicism and lack of empathy by making sure it doesn’t happen with me and MY kid adds another lovely layer to mix. Continue reading
Last year’s back to school was easier.
It was kindergarten, so you’d think I would be more nervous about it. But we’d sold our house and we were moving – RIGHT BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL – so I didn’t have time to be nervous about how things would go, what the year would bring, how my son would do?
How would his Autism affect him in the classroom? Continue reading