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PREPARING FOR ADULTHOOD... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Not me..our daughter Caitlin. Caitlin will be 18 years old in 6 days. We are going to be the parent's of an adult with Autism. I am not quite sure what the difference i ... Read on »
GO GOO.... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was cleaning up after dinner tonight and took the broom into the Therapy Room to sweep up a bit. I walked in and saw my 2 sons in there. Kiernan was watching Barney a ... Read on »
OVERTHINKING AUTISM.... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When I really take the time to think about my children, I truly do not think about their Autism first and foremost. I think about them as individuals. Sometimes, and t ... Read on »
STAR STUDENT... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Erin told me she had something to show me yesterday. Now, this is a 12-year-old who does not have much to do with me lately...so I was happy she was even speaking to me w ... Read on »
SCREAMING TO BE HEARD... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was speaking with our 12-year-old daughter, Erin, last night. We were watching the Golden Globe Awards together. That was a surprise in itself..you see, she does not w ... Read on »
JETT'S LEGACY... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I am numbed by the recent news of John Travolta's and Kelly Preston's son Jett's death. Really, truly numbed. I look at pictures of Jett from a very young age and then int ... Read on »
READY, SET, GO... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Kiernan is ready for school. He brought us clothes..so we dressed him. He got his coat out of the closet, so we put it on. He got his backpack on....and now is patien ... Read on »
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Saturday, I cut my oldest son's, Patrick, hair. He loathes (no exaggeration) haircuts. I only cut his hair every 4 months or so...so I cut it short in a buzz. He is so cu ... Read on »
THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Caitlin cannot find her headband. She has had this headband for at least 6 years. At night, after her bath, she wraps it around her wrist. In the morning, she takes off the ... Read on »
WRAPPING IT UP... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Meaghan and Patrick were helping me wrap gifts yesterday. Meaghan was writing the names on the name tags and Little Patrick was placing the packages under our tree. Kierna ... Read on »
SPEECH-LESS... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was told, this morning, that our 8 (almost 9-year-old) son will be dismissed from Speech services in May. This means that he no longer qualifies for any services...AT ... Read on »
BIRTHDAY WISHES... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This is 48... Today, I turned 48 years old. I would never have predicted my life to be the way it is now. I would NEVER have envisioned 6 children. The Autism, we ... Read on »
HONOR AMONG THIEVES.... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Believe it or not, some thieves have very good taste. My friend, Mary, had her house broken into...and I mean broken... The thieves broke the front door and basically ... Read on »
Celebrity... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I do not know if many of you know this, or if any of you know this....I do not go around and tell people we were in USA Today or on Good Morning America last year. It seeme ... Read on »
They Call Me The Fireman..... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yeah, that's my name. If you don't know any old George Strait songs, this will only be funny to me. As I sit here typing, I am adorned by a plastic child's fireman hat. W ... Read on »
The Beauty Inside.... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I am watching my oldest daughter from our front window. It is raining, not her favorite thing. But, she has come a long way from the little girl who would cringe with the ... Read on »
Just Take A Deep Breath..... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum After a day of getting way too involved in an Autism Forum, I am going to bring it to my blog. My place where I can say what I wish, without having to worry about "hurting ... Read on »
Autistic Tendencies... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When our first child was diagnosed, the doctor was relunctant to give the Autism diagnosis. It wasn't so easy to get 12 years ago. Not like now. It seems that anyone can ... Read on »
Regressions... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It is amazing..in the last 12 years, since our first child was diagnosed with autism, we have never seen regressions. Only improvements. How is that so????How is that so, ... Read on »
To My Sisters and Brothers... by mom26children Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have been given permission, by one 8 year old family member, to post this poem she wrote for me to put on my blog..... When I get home every day I think about thin ... Read on »