No Talkie

This week has been rather straining for me.  At work I am taking classes that are required by all managers and since I was sick I fell behind.  I had been pacing them out about once a month but then lost a few months.  For my law degree I need to have my hours finished […]


I have started to write this post and scrapped it numerous times.  It may not all come out right, my feelings, emotions are still very raw.  I am still in the “recovery” phase. I had written previously that when you are ill and in need of help you find out who your true friends are.  […]

Great Conference OCALI!

Great Conference OCALI!

Thursday I was blessed to be able to attend the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence OCALI annual conference. This website is also a fantastic resource for parents, even if not located in Ohio. As a parent it was only $100 to attend the whole conference. I had originally planned to go for a […]

What We Can Do to Protect Our Kids Against Bullies

Welcome to my last post in the series on Bullying that I did for the month of October. In the previous posts I have revealed my story and my son’s story of surviving bullying. I have also discussed Bullying Campaigns and the Zero Tolerance law and why they do not work. So what can we […]

He went to a Party!

Last night I was struggling to get my son to do his writing assignment for band.  Yes you read that correctly, a writing assignment in band.  And to make matters worse the assignment was to create questions about culture and music and then interview at least one adult and one student.  Then write about your […]

Teenagers Working it Out

I try hard not to get my son aggravated but I can’t just let him do whatever he wants to do either.  It is really tough sometimes when I want him to do something and he isn’t willing to do it right then.  Usually he is pretty good and does what he needs to do […]

Special Needs Mom Needs Special Person as Friend

I have had many friends come and go in my life. I know it is hard to be my friend. It really takes a special person to be my friend. I can’t speak for other parents because we are all on a different journey.  How our life works is I need to maintain routines with him while […]

Forgiveness for our kids

Our kids make mistakes sometimes.  Even if they don’t have Asperger’s or another disability they make mistakes.  But especially our kids make mistakes when they are trying so hard to learn to regulate emotions.  My son went to a christian elementary school which wasn’t the best idea but I didn’t know of his diagnoses and […]

Can Someone Define “Normal” (or neurotypical)?

We have just returned from a weekend adventure at Kalahari Waterpark in Sandusky.  We LOVE it there and we go at least twice a year which is good because then our son is nice and familiar with it.  My husband (ADD, but we sometimes wonder about Asperger’s), my son (Asperger’s) and his “neurotypical” friend & I all […]

Sometimes it works out!

Tonight was the family event with the Aspie support group.  My son’s friend was unable to go and so my son had mixed feelings about going.  Of course we were the first ones there because he kept bugging me to go in between asking me why we were going.  The first kids to arrive were […]