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Tanya

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My name is Tanya Savko. I am a writer and the mother of two sons. I am also the southern Oregon chapter rep for the Autism Society of Oregon. My older son, Nigel, was diagnosed with autism at age three, in 1997. Between the ages of three and six he received intensive ABA-based therapy, which I... Full Bio
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The Autism Parent’s Journey by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I am pleased and excited to announce the launch of a very special ebook, about a subject that is close to my heart: The Autism Parent’s Journey. It’s not a le ... Read on »
Welcome by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I know how it is. You probably found this website because you’re searching for information – anything – on autism in the teen years. Whether you’re a pa ... Read on »
Welcome by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I know how it is. You found this website because you’re searching for information - anything - on autism in the teen years. Whether you’re a parent, a f ... Read on »
Not Alone by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Most of the time, we like to be right. We like that feeling of validation when something goes the way we thought it would. But there are, of course, times when our i ... Read on »
Commencement by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When I started this blog almost three years ago, I had this vision of the post I would write when Nigel graduated from high school. Obviously, I would write abo ... Read on »
A Great Idea by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I recently received an email from a reader named Patti who had such a fantastic idea that I had to share it here (and add it to the Social Groups page ): “I wa ... Read on »
The Re Week by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum * This particular week is my favorite time of year - the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. I call it The ‘Re’ Week because I spend a lot of time doing t ... Read on »
Last-minute gift idea by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I just received the following message from the Elija School for Autism and thought I’d pass it along in case anyone is looking for a last-minute, autism-related, phi ... Read on »
Merry and Bright by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Aidan and Nigel, moments after releasing their krathongs into the river in Thailand * However you celebrate the holidays, we wish you much joy and many ha ... Read on »
Hope on a River by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum What are these? Please join me at Hopeful Parents today .   Read on »
The Fun and the Not Fun by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It’s that weird time of year - too busy to make sure my head is on straight, but enjoying fun family traditions at the same time. For about four years when the boys ... Read on »
Our Thanksgiving in Thailand by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum And…we’re back! It was the kind of trip that made a day feel like a week because it was so full, everything in it so new. It was the kind of trip that left even ... Read on »
The Lowdown, Vol. 6 by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It’s sort of been good-days-and-bad-days around here lately. Good days, like what I wrote about in  a recent post , and bad days, like what I don’t write about. I al ... Read on »
Experience Matters by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was recently contacted by two different parties conducting surveys regarding our experiences as the parents of children with autism, and I am happy to post the inf ... Read on »
Steps by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Nigel, age sixteen, calmly noticing that there is only enough milk for one bowl of cereal:  ”I’ll just have toast this morning.” * At the age of six, af ... Read on »
The New Guy by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Nigel, in recent years, has developed a liking for scary movies. Like, horror movies. Granted, they’re not his favorite, and he likes many other types of movies ... Read on »
The Autism Sisterhood: A Review by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Autism Sisterhood: A (Brief) Manual , by Michele C. Brooke, states on the back: “The Autism Sisterhood is designed to be a starting point. It’s short because I kn ... Read on »
Sixteen by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Hello, it’s me, Nigel. My plans for my 16th birthday, which actually is today, are of going to the Family Fun Center with my friends to have the party there o ... Read on »
License to Worry by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Can you guess what Nigel wants for his sixteenth birthday? I’m at Hopeful Parents today , trying to stay calm. Read on »
NEHBM by Tanya Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum That’s my friend Carrie ’s acronym, NEHBM. It stands for not enough has been made, usually in reference to some little or not-so-little thing that a person in our li ... Read on »