How a Teenager Spreads Autism Acceptance


My son has suffered from anxiety, depression and bullying in the past. It was so sad that other kids did not accept him. Lately he seems to be less depressed but he honestly doesn’t talk to me as much as before due to teenagitis. Anyways he spends a lot of time playing video games online. […]

Acceptance means Acceptance

Acceptance means Acceptance


Autism Speaks and other groups have advertised April as Autism Awareness month. I think it is great to try to rally people up and try to make sure everyone in the community is aware of autism. Recently Life on The Spectrum went out and poled people to ask them what they know about autism. The […]

Twice Exceptional = Twice Screwed


I really like the name Twice Exceptional.  Probably because it doesn’t have any bad connotations to it yet.  Special or special needs shouldn’t have a bad connotation either but lets face it, those titles unfortunately do. I was recently in a store and the cashier was having trouble and commented “don’t mind me, I’m special!” […]

Tale of the Cat Hat

Tale of the Cat Hat


For Christmas I usually say that I want nothing for christmas. My husband always harasses me and goes out and buys something anyways so I thought of a few things to ask for. I think I asked for 3 small things and there are now 6 gifts under the tree. One of the things I […]

#youmightbeanautismparentif

#youmightbeanautismparentif


I only started using Twitter a couple of months ago because I just never understood the concept or the appeal. Now I love it! I have met so many wonderful people on there! There is also a lot of real time discussion and support. On November 20th Elise who tweets under @RaisingASDkids started a fantastic […]

Love and Accept your Kids

Love and Accept your Kids


I have had the pleasure of meeting lots of wonderful people through this blog.  So many people are so supportive and I really enjoy talking to so many wonderful people.  Some of those wonderful people are autistics.  Some of these wonderful autistics have commented to me that my son is lucky to have me because […]

Cheer Each Other On & Try to Enjoy the Scenery!


For clarification I found this post in my drafts, it has been here for a while, it is not in response to yesterday although yesterday did prompt me to go finish it.  If you don’t know what I mean by yesterday, I am sorry I don’t plan to cite the heated discussion that occurred yesterday. […]

Co-workers really awesome for Special Needs Mom!


On the bright side, my co-workers are awesome.  He woke up this morning and was agitated about going to school.  I gave him time, I tried to bribe him, I threatened, but no matter what I did he refused to go. He asked me if he could go to work with me.  I asked why […]

Who Really Lacks Empathy?

Who Really Lacks Empathy?


My son refused to go back to school today because he says he no longer trusts the school.  Why would he say that?  Because we convinced him that everything would be okay if he returned yesterday after the nightmare that occurred Friday.  It wasn’t completely okay, he arrived to band to discover they were having […]