Spectrum Warriors: Life Through The Autism Spectrum

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No Longer Hiding

As you have been following along with the page and blog most of you are aware that Rebecca and I have been busy getting the troops together. Pushing for better services for those on the spectrum in our community as a united front.┬áPetitions are in place, people are signing, news/radio interviews have been had, brochures/flyers …

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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When Autism Came Into Our Lives

October is autism awareness month in Canada, and my awareness post is not about the numbers or the need for more services – both of which are very important – it’s what I wish someone made me aware of when we first got our diagnosis. What they don’t tell you – the bad You will …

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Why Good Communication With Your School is Important

Most educators are passionate about their jobs, they celebrate in our children’s successes and feel as defeated as we may in their perceived failures. As parents we are often given reminders and pats on the back even when things may not be going well to help us know no matter what, we’re doing a good …

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Why Meltdowns Can Seem to Happen Without Warning

This story was shared with us by Valerie, one of the members in our Facebook Group – Autism Parents Group NB. Valerie is raising a teenage son with autism and is quickly becoming my go to for advice on our school system because she’s been navigating the waters for her son a lot longer than …

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Time for Change in New Brunswick – Will You Stand With Us?

Now that the dust has settled after the election. The Liberals are the party in power and are not either of the two parties who identified autism services as a priority in their platform. We’ve decided it’s time to roll up our sleeves and ask the government to make autism front and centre. We have …

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Autism and the New Brunswick Provincial Election

This is my first provincial election since MJ’s Asperger/Autism diagnosis. I generally always read every party’s platform, watch the debate and then make my decision based on whose platform I like best. This time round there’s been one thing on my mind, I want to know who has the best platform when it comes to …

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