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
Halloween is my favorite holiday! It always has been. I love the decorations, the costume making, going door to door and getting candy, carving pumpkins, and having a spooky ol’ time! This Halloween was the most memorable one for me. It was my most favorite one since having children of my own. Two years ago […]Read More Happy Halloween!
I know, it’s cliche…but where did the last 4 years go? When I was ordering balloons I even said “I’ll take a large number 3….I mean 4! My son is turning 4!” When planning John’s party we sat down and looked online at different themes. At first he wanted Thomas, and then he changed his […]Read More John’s 4th Birthday Party – TMNT Style
This is a bit of a late post, but John started his 2nd year of Preschool! This year he had moved locations and has a new aide in class so I wasn’t sure how he would react to all the change, especially after him asking about his 1st year preschool aide and teacher all summer […]Read More John’s 2nd Year of Preschool
I’m starting to feel pretty helpless when it comes to my children and their needs. I do have a lot of help with FSCD and Specialized Services, which just started in June after a year of trying to get that in place. The support is great, but I’m feeling really overwhelmed. Every book I read […]Read More My frustrations
Last Tuesday the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) called with an appointment for Jule for last Thursday. I was relieved to get her in so quickly, but also made me wonder why they got her in so fast since they had told me to expect a long wait. Of course a Mothers mind goes crazy and […]Read More Jule’s Neurosurgeon Consultation
Most of us have experienced some kind of loss or life change and are familiar with the 5 steps of mourning: 1. Denial / isolation 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance This past year since the kids were diagnosed with Autism I’ve definitely gone through these steps. I went through them in the […]Read More Acceptance
Yesterday morning Sophia + Jule had an appointment with the Paediatrician and the MRI results were in. I wish I got a copy of the report. I think I might ask for one today, but this is what my understanding was yesterday at the meeting. Sophia’s scan came back as normal brain development and grey […]Read More Sophia + Jule’s MRI Results
And I’m not talking about the Walking Dead, I’m talking about Sophia!! Sophia has been knee walking since she was about 14 months old. Everywhere she goes she walked on her knees, with the exception of pulling herself to stand on her feet along furniture. A couple months ago when Specialized Services started she was […]Read More Looks like we have another Walker!