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Happy Thanksgiving! by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here we are. Once again the holiday season is upon us. Just last night I was facebook chatting with my cousin. (Join me on facebook, search my name) I told her that I've ... Read on »
Ding Ding. School's in Session. Be Careful With My Kid by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum David has been in his ESY session at his new school since July 1. We were all excited. A new school. David is officially a kindergarten guy. We got the issue of no car seat ... Read on »
The Dog Days of Summer by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yeah, that's gotta be it! The last few days with David have been challenging to say the least! He finished pre-school last Wednesday. He starts his new school the ... Read on »
Oh Gawd! I Can't! by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Sigh... That's David's newest phrase. See, David doesn't have speech like one would have in conversation. He does use words and phrases from time to time. A ... Read on »
Riddle Me This, Batman. by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum About a month ago, David fell while playing. He falls often due to his hypotonia. He was crying after the fall. So, I did a really quick assessment to see what was injured. ... Read on »
I've Never Been To Spain by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I haven't traveled the Pissed-Off Parkway either. When my son was first diagnosed with Autism. I didn't feel angry. I didn't feel like throwing a pity party. I was numb ... Read on »
Autism in the Real World by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Jodi Picoult has a new book, House Rules, that debuted at # 1 on the New York Time's Best Seller's List. Ms. Picoult is a wildly popular novelist. She's Harvard educated so ... Read on »
AUTISM by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A Facebook friend shared this A- Always U- Unique T- Totally I- Intelligent S- Sometimes M- Mysterious Read on »
Say What? by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum David loves music. He can hear a song once and know it. Every note, tempo, and chord change. It's one of the very cool things about him. On Saturday, we were in the car ... Read on »
Autism Awareness Month by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It's another April. Another April living with Autism My son was born in January of 2005. My son was born with autism. He was also born beautiful and funny and smart. He ... Read on »
"N" Is For Nipple by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum David doesn't communicate with words. He uses his handy-dandy- see- if- you- all- can- figure- it- out- method (Patent Pending) The other day, we were watching one his ... Read on »
Happy New Year! by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It's 2010. We've been doing the GFCF diet since February 7 of last year. Has the GFCF diet made David less "autistic" Nope Has the GFCF diet made David mor ... Read on »
Merry Christmas! by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It's another Christmas Day. Peace, love and good will towards all. Last night, I had family over for Christmas Eve nibbles and togetherness. During times like that. ... Read on »
They're Baaaack! by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Sensory Issues. David has had sensory issues. You know, the stimming, the pressure seeking, the need to be naked, the chewing and mouthing of inappropriate objects. ... Read on »
What Happened To No Assembly Required? by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum David throws everything. So I thought I should get a game where throwing is appropriate. I purchased a Toss-Across game. I had to assemble the entire game complete w ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ..Not for the squeamish or those with a full stomach. We ALMOST made it out of the house to spend Thanksgiving together. Almost. It was so close. I was downstairs pa ... Read on »
Geese and Me by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I enrolled David in a T-ball class. Our town has recreational opportunities for children with developmental and physical disabilities. This is the first time David has been ol ... Read on »
By Invitation Only by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum David is in his own room again (and Finally, I might add) My husband is out running errands and I wanted to spend some time with David. In his room. Playing with David in ... Read on »
Whatever Works! by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum David was home today with The Fever Virus. He's had it before. Sudden high fever of 104 or better with no known cause. So we were home today. Daddy will be home tomorrow. ... Read on »
Um, Yeah. by Kelly Y. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So the school year is in full swing. School for most New Jersey children starts after labor day. David has two classmates right now. Nice, right? His team decided th ... Read on »