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"MY LAST YEAR..... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ....AS A PRE-TEEN"!!!! That is what was announced to me yesterday morning. The date of Erin's birthday. Erin turned 12 years old yesterday. She is in the 6th grade and t ... Read on »
100 PERCENT PERFECTION..... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum At the end of this week, we are having our annual ARD (Admissions, Review and Dismissal) meeting for our 10-year-old son Patrick. He is being withdrawn from Speci ... Read on »
A Better Friend... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have never been a great friend. I was always pretty self-absorbed. Then I got married and devoted alot of time to that. Next came 6 children in 10 years. More devotion ... Read on »
A Better Me.... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I arrived at the church yesterday, expecting to see a room full of depressing, hopeless individuals. Instead, I found a room full of dignity and grace. You see, my f ... Read on »
A BOY AND HIS DIVA... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yes, that is correct, that is my little Wrestling-obsessed son with his very own Wrestling Diva. Her name is Amy Dumas (she wrestled under the name of LITA) and she wa ... Read on »
A Girlfriend's Guide To Autism: by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This is the guide I would write if a good friend had a child who got the diagnosis of autism and she asked me my opinion.... 1. The first thing I would say is...I will ... Read on »
A GREATER CALLING... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Ever since I was a little girl, I always knew that I was going to be involved in something bigger than myself. As I was approaching 30, I was pregnant and unaware ... Read on »
A HELPING HAND... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Caitlin, our 17 year old, and myself were sitting in the dentist's office on Tuesday morning. Caitlin was waiting patiently to have her teeth cleaned and one filling. ... Read on »
A MOTHER'S DAY... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was woken up at 6:30 this morning to a very stinky diaper followed by "happy humming" sounds. Being thrilled that Kiernan finally had a poopy diaper...yes, he has issues ... Read on »
A MOTHER'S DAY.... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum To some mother's, Mother's Day is waking up in their bed with a tray of freshly made muffins and coffee. On that tray, is a beautiful long-stemmed rose with a Sunday newspa ... Read on »
A QUIET DAY.... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I know....how can you have a quiet day with 6 children? Especially when 5 of them have Autism??? Easy, as we continued to have more children, we had to come to an agreeme ... Read on »
A WORK OF ART... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Our 12-year-old daughter, Erin, is quite an artist. She has a beautiful voice and dances li ... Read on »
ACCEPTANCE... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have been trying for a while to understand why it is so damn difficult for Society to accept our Autistic Children. I have insisted upon inclusion for my children ... Read on »
Accepting Autism... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In our home, accepting our autistic children was never an option...it was a given. From the day each of them were born, we have watched them all grow and become very delight ... Read on »
Age (s) of Autism.... I Couldn't Resist :) by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have amazing news..news that I cannot hold back any longer! Our daughter Erin, age 14, was diagnosed with severe Autism in November of 1997. She was the "worst case o ... Read on »
AGES OF AUTISM... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yep...I went there...but, these are the ages of Autism in our home!!! Caitlin, 18 (almost 19). Deidre, 15. Erin, 13. Patrick, 10 this month. Kiernan, 8. Yep...we hav ... Read on »
AND ALONG CAME A SPIDER..... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum And Along Came A Spider.... Who Sat Down Beside Her.... And Frightened Miss Muffet Away.... BOO These are the first lines in the play my so ... Read on »
AND THE SURVEY SAYS.... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Okay, now we have a problem.....I read this morning on the Autism Web that they are stating that 1 in 58 children in Great Britain have Autism. Why don't we just say that EV ... Read on »
Angels in Disquise... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When our daughter started an Early Childhood program 13 years ago, we were frightened. Our child, who had never left our sight for a moment. Our child, who would be scared a ... Read on »
ANGELS IN FLIGHT...... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As I was returning home yesterday, after an amazing experience in S eattle, which I love, btw....I was given another "Angel" moment. You see, I truly believe God has placed ... Read on »