School Tragedy


There are so many good things about homeschooling (or in our case online school).  Yes it is a lot of work but when I think of all the work I used to do when he was in school… I think I may have less to do now. Also it is less stressful in so many […]

Thank you Chuck Lorre


Big Bang Theory is one of our favorite shows because we all relate so well to all of the characters.  My son especially relates to Sheldon in so many ways.  My son is brilliant but struggles with interactions with others.  Like Sheldon he needs to be told what social conventions are.  Sheldon makes him feel […]

My Meltdown


We are both still adjusting to Online school I suppose even though it has been a few weeks.  It felt like it was taking a lot of organization and executive functioning skills to figure out what needed to be done when.  I kept having a nagging feeling that I was over complicating things.  I think […]

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!” […]

Fun with Science at 3AM!

Fun with Science at 3AM!


So the great thing about doing online school is that it can be done at any time, day, evenings, weekends, or 3 AM! He has been having a really bad week with sleeping again which has made school work difficult this week. I have been trying to work with him and understand when he is […]

Wordless Wednesday- I help with Online School!

Wordless Wednesday- I help with Online School!


We Will Get Through it Together


The morning I realized he wasn’t going to go back to the brick and mortar school I told him we would figure it out and we will get through it together.  I was scared and I knew it would possibly require more work on my part.  I expect there will be bad days and I […]

Emotional Withdrawal


I hate saying goodbye.  It is clearly a social skill that I have never really mastered.  There will probably be many blog posts about our “new adventure” over the next who knows how long but I first need to discuss a very difficult part for me. I apologize for any redundancy I am still working […]

Welcome 2012 and Homeschooling ?!?!

Welcome 2012 and Homeschooling ?!?!


I never thought I would write that as a title.  I guess we will be doing an online academy but will be at home.  Not sure correct term but guess I will be learning ASAP! I have written a lot about school refusal ever since that fateful day of the pep rally. He has never […]

2011 Newsletter

2011 Newsletter


With 2011 almost ending I thought about writing a post summarizing the year.  In follow up to my Happy Holidays post @LaurieMit commented on twitter can you imagine an autism newsletter?  Well here is mine… Dear Family and Friends Hard to believe that 2011 is almost over.  It has been a year of many changes and […]