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Cindy

Hi - I have a 9 year old son with Asperger's Syndrome. I homeschool at this time after some very dramatic and troubling times in the public schools. My son is bright, engaging, and fun. He struggles with many areas that NT kids don't. I created this blog to write about our lives, and to... Full Bio
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Answering A Question by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I got a comment on my blog.  I was going to answer it in the comments section, but I figured it's a question others may have.  The question concerned my son's very successf ... Read on »
Double Digits by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum AJ turned 10 this year.  Such a huge milestone, and so much progress has been made.  But, at his birthday party, we saw the evidence of the most important progress of all - ... Read on »
Free To Be... You And Me by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Ok, this post has nothing to do with autism, nothing to do with AJ, and nothing to do with parenting.  But this blog is called Autism and Family - and that includes me.  Th ... Read on »
I OWE YOU A CALL by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum You know when you talk to a friend, and before you hang up you say, "I'll call you next week"?  But, next week, your kid has a meltdown, or you're sick, or your car breaks ... Read on »
Greetings by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you've read this blog for any length of time, you are aware that AJ is not a fan of people.  It's not that he doesn't know how to socialize (he doesn't), it's also that ... Read on »
Breakfast In Bed (kinda) by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have a very structured schedule. Not just for AJ, but for cleaning the house, and doing the laundry. If I get off the schedule, no one is happy, because nothing is done. ... Read on »
Kids Need Encouragment by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Last month, AJ and I went to a Hallmark store to buy some birthday cards for my mom.  We looked around and finally found some we both like.   AJ was in a good mood and feel ... Read on »
Only The Good Ones by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A few weeks ago, our family went out to dinner.  We all decided on Uno’s.  AJ likes Uno’s, but it’s loud there, so it’s a difficult place for him to be.  AJ was overwhelmed ... Read on »
The Farm - Part Two (or, “sometimes the Olympics can make you cry”) by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So, we finally got to the farm. AJ is already agitated because we can see that everyone is already there. There is nowhere to park, and he is panicking. We finally find a p ... Read on »
The Farm - Part One (or, “are you sure?”) by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Last week, AJ and I were going to a field trip at a farm that makes maple sugar. We were running late (which I hate more than anything). We’d had a rough morning. AJ wouldn ... Read on »
Dear AJ by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Starbucks responded!!!! Here's what they said: Hello, Thank you for filling out a comment card when you came to our store on October 16th. I want to say tha ... Read on »
Dear AJ by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Starbucks responded!!!! Here's what they said: Hello, Thank you for filling out a comment card when you came to our store on October 16th. I want to say t ... Read on »
Dear Starbucks by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum AJ HATES Starbucks.  Not the coffee - that he really likes (black, no sugar, thank you very much).  It’s the actual buildings.  They are too loud, too quiet, too bright, too d ... Read on »
Dear Starbucks by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum AJ HATES Starbucks.  Not the coffee - that he really likes (black, no sugar, thank you very much).  It’s the actual buildings.  They are too loud, too quiet, too bright, too ... Read on »
Before 9AM by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum OK, pity party is over.  I want to thank Ivy from Into The Wind (great blog - check it out), for her very kind comments. Now, for something completely different - OK, not ... Read on »
Before 9AM by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum OK, pity party is over.  I want to thank Ivy from Into The Wind (great blog - check it out), for her very kind comments. Now, for something completely different - OK, n ... Read on »
WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER TIMES? by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I usually blog about the cool stuff that AJ does - stuff that’s funny or cute or touching. But what about the other stuff? What about when it’s raw and painful? What ... Read on »
WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER TIMES? by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I usually blog about the cool stuff that AJ does - stuff that’s funny or cute or touching. But what about the other stuff? What about when it’s raw and painful? Wh ... Read on »
Just a Little Funny by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you are easily offended by blasphemy, stop reading now!! OK, you're still here.  If you get offended, remember, you were warned... When I get annoyed, sometimes I ... Read on »
Just a Little Funny by Cindy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you are easily offended by blasphemy, stop reading now!! OK, you're still here.  If you get offended, remember, you were warned... When I get annoyed, sometimes ... Read on »