There is always a lot of talk about genetics and autism. “What causes autism?”, the big question on a lot of people’s minds. They are doing a lot of research to figure out what causes autism and what the genetic make up looks like. Sophia + Jule’s pediatrician referred them to the genetics lab at […]Read More Autism + Genetics
John’s preschool class has this stuffed puppy named Ruff. Each child takes turns taking him home and having him spend a few nights. He comes along with his journal and we are supposed to put in photos and a diary entry about his time with us. John is absolutely excited and showed me all the […]Read More Ruff
I am beyond excited!!! I have witness Sophia interact and try to play with two toddlers this week! First time was on Tuesday when we were at Playtopia with the parenting coaches and their physical therapist. We were in the bouncy castle and a boy around a year old was in there with us and […]Read More Good News
It’s been a really tough end to 2014 and start to 2015. We all caught this wonderful cold bug that’s been hitting everyone around the Calgary area. It lasted about 3 weeks for the kids. John and Sophia were getting better around mid December but Jule was still taking a bit. Her cold symptoms were […]Read More Jule
Exciting changes in 2014! We started Specialized Services for John, Sophia + Jule. It took me a year to get the approval and I can’t tell you how much it has helped and continues to help. There have been a lot of little successes which mean so much, yet I have found myself a little […]Read More Hello 2015!!
John’s preschool class had an adorable Christmas concert today for the parents. So adorable! I was thrilled this year and compared to last year, John has come a long way! He wouldn’t do any of the actions last year, and this year he did it all and sat so well on his own. His aide […]Read More Christmas Concert
Today the kids and I are participating in Calgary Children’s Foundation Pledge Day Radiothon! I was asked to participate by the Ability Society, our therapy team and big part of our support system. I’ll be interviewed by Betty Jo Kaiser about my experience with the Ability Society (the kids therapy provider)! So please tune in […]Read More Calgary Children’s Foundation – Pledge Day Radiothon
We’ve been going stir crazy and so time to get the sillies out at Playtopia! The kids love it there! Sophia & Jule had a great time in the bouncey castle and were more and more adventurous and brave with climbing and exploring! They absolutely love the ball pit and spend quite a bit of […]Read More Stir Crazy!!
OMG, this is the most amazing video I’ve seen! This is like my family! Please watch, it’s so incredible.Read More What My Family Wants You to Know About Autism
Recently I read a post by another Autism parent using the analogy of North + South Pole as each end of the Spectrum. It was part of a discussion about how Jerry Seinfeld has diagnosed himself as being on the spectrum recently in an interview. You can read about that here. A lot of parents […]Read More North + South Pole