Saturday, 28 April 2012
An interesting event has occurred within the "autism" community and quite frankly I find it highly disturbing. There are some in this community that think it is their business to tell others how to raise their children. They make it their business to alienate those that disagree with them. They make themselves out to be the arbiters of what is and is not right when dealing with autism and persons on the autism spectrum. I say baloney to that... More Here...
My Dad recently sent me an Audio Digest CD to listen to with a 3 page article titled:
Autism: A developmental Pediatric Perspective
From Pediatrics Updated 2009, presented by Phoenix Children’s Hospital Ruan D. Melmed, MD Medical Director, Southwest Autism Research and Resources Centre, Phoenix, AZ and Director, Melmed centre, Scottsdale, AZ
On the third page it is talking about Educational Programs and says: More Here...
I Teach Autism’s favorite independent publisher AAPC has come through again with another wonderful resource to help teach students with high functioning autism. We highly recommend this book for it’s unique perspective that will surely prove helpful as a teaching resource. Young artist Haley Moss knows that middle school can be rough. In her new book, Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About – A Teenage Girl with High-Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences, Haley wrote an extensive “survival guide” for succeeding in middle school, a time she found particularly difficult because of her autism. The book is the latest release from Autism Asperger Publishing Company. More Here...
Friday, 27 April 2012
The hardest part, I think, to being an autism parent is the doubt. Not just in general but the self doubt in particular.
We ask ourselves
It doesn’t really matter where your child is on the spectrum, we all ask ourselves the same questions.
Am I doing the right thing?
Am I strong enough?
Am I smart enough?
Could I find a way to make more money?
Could I fight harder/smarter to get the services my child needs?
Am I listening to the right people?
Will what I’m doing now, be enough?
Am I making the right choices? More Here...
I hate parties. Hate them. They're loud, there are a lot of people, and I'm expected to socialize, even with people I don't really know. If you ask me, that's plenty of reasons to hate parties.
But, it was my sister's bridal shower, and I had to go. It's my sister. She wanted me to be there, and I would never let her down, if I could help it. More Here...