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Kim O. Patient Expert

WA 98101
I'm a wife, mother of two and Family and Special Needs Law Attorney.  My son was diagnosed with Autism at age two.  He is now six, moderatly to severly impacted, non-verbal, smart, charming, mischevious.  I blog about our experiences with various intervention methods, therapies, and... Full Bio
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It's Me Again! by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yes I know, you thought I'd dropped off the edge of the earth. Well I'm back in more ways than one. I'm about to return to full time employement in the real world, I'm bac ... Read on »
Almost a Snow Day by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We've had some wild weather out here in the Pacific Northwest last week. Like we Washingtonians always say - if you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes and check again ... Read on »
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Happy Valentines day from the pond! While Frog spends a good deal of time learning in a self contained one to one environment, we don't want him to miss out on thos ... Read on »
IEP Cookie of the Month - February 2011 by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum HAZELNUT-MOCHA MACAROONS Macaroons are near and dear to our hearts here at the pond, because they can be made Gluten Free without much extra effort or change in taste or ... Read on »
Our new Picture by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I thought it was a good idea to update our blog layout and get a fresh start. The new picture was taken on a field trip to the Olympic Game Farm . Frog enjoyed the bus rid ... Read on »
IEP Cookie of the Month - January by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As a part of my law practice, I do educational advocacy for families of special needs children. As an advocate I join the school IEP team at the parents' request and work t ... Read on »
Annual Beach Trip 2010 by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I'm Back . . . well on the way at least. Since there were NO posts for 2010 I'll give you the highlight: The Annual Beach Trip to the WA coast. Frog looked forward to thi ... Read on »
Frog goes to the Ocean by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Frog finally got his long awaited trip to the Pacific Ocean after a summer long home study of oceans and oceanography. He was thrilled to be going and enjoyed the hours long c ... Read on »
Autistic Teen Finds Inner Voice by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here is a link to some video from the 20/20 segment on Carly Fleischmann from earlier this month. If you've not heard Carly's story check out her blog Carly's Voice . C ... Read on »
Frog at School by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Ok, Ok, I know I said I'd post more about Frog's return to school - and I know its been months! But now that we're half way through summer vacation, I finally have a little ti ... Read on »
Free Summer School Curriculum by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We've decided to opt out of Extended School Year services with our local district because Frog's para and teacher will not be part of the program. This left me contemplating g ... Read on »
Frog's Words by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As we have been making the transition from Home School back to public school, Frog's Para Educator was coming to our house to observe. I wanted to find some exercises t ... Read on »
Back to School for Frog and Mom by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Frog is getting back to school and is transitioning better than any of us could have hoped. I hope to have some pictures up soon! In the mean time, a friend of mine at Me ... Read on »
The Bunny Who Adopted Us by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Over Christmas break, Diva discovered a small, black wild bunny eating leaves off of a hydrangea bush outside our back door. The Bunny was very skittish - it ran every time we ... Read on »
Frog's Art by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Not bad for the Frog who runs from art projects! For more Special Exposure Wednesday posts visit 5 Minutes for Special Needs Read on »
Special Exposure Wednesday - Story Art by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yesterday's Story Art story was Mouse Paint. Prior to visiting the art studio, we read the book at home and Frog mixed Blue and Yellow food color ... Read on »
Overactive Immune Systems, Chronic Inflamation and a GF/CF Diet by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We tried the GF/CF diet for Frog when he was two. We waited with baited breath for the babbling to turn into words, for more eye contact, for more focus, for him to s ... Read on »
Let him eat cake! by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was channel surfing before bed the other night and just happened to catch this clip on The Soup on the E Network. Laughed till I cried because 1. I remember once trying (uns ... Read on »
Story Art by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I've been looking for some activities Frog can join in the community. He is interested in other kids, but still can't play with them. It's not easy coming up with parallel pla ... Read on »
Diva takes First Place by Kim O. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We are back from yet another meet. Diva took first place in the level 4, 10 year old division. She fulfilled a dream she's been dreaming for a year now - she got to stand on t ... Read on »