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 […]

Occupy Education part 2

Occupy Education part 2


  Occupy education is a movement to change education as it is today.  Today there are tests that all kids need to pass in order to graduate.   The school makes a very big deal about these tests.  The first year my son had to take these tests he was having anxiety attacks every night […]

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 […]

Moving in the Right Direction


On Tuesday when my son stayed home he seemed really depressed so I let him go get the new Call of Duty game that day.  I was really surprised that there were so many kids in that line instead of being in school!  I was hoping that the game would cheer him up and in […]

One down, Lots more to go


I always find the way he thinks to be fascinating.  He had been nervous about the seniors because he said that he had heard stories about what they do to freshmen.  He would never elaborate.  He today relieved that they were all shrimps and they couldn’t possibly shove him into a locker because he wouldn’t […]

It doesn’t need to be this hard, does it?


I work full time and I have full time management of B.R.’s care and schooling which is a full time job in itself.  Yesterday I worked 8 hours, attended a school open house, toured another school and attended a support group meeting where there was a speaker from OCECD.  I LOVED the one school and […]

Anyone Else Nervous About the School Year?


I know that I need to relax but that is easier said then done.  What if he is overwhelmed with all of the kids?  The high school is at least three times bigger than the middle school where he was at.  And hardly anyone at the high school knows him.  I just keep picturing the […]

The last 24 hours have gone too well…


So last night he had a great time at the family event so I thought for sure it would derail at the school meeting today.   We met with the case manager at the high school and went on a tour of the school.  I am a little scared of him going to the high […]