Spectrum Warriors: Life Through The Autism Spectrum

Category Archives: Aspergers

To Medicate Or Not – The Monkey

To medicate or not to medicate: that is the question. But who has the right answer? For us, the decision to medicate did not come lightly. We had been thinking about the possibility for almost a year before deciding to take the plunge. The mood swings, the anxiety, the self-injurious behaviours, which were becoming more …

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To Medicate or Not

Deciding to medicate your child with ASD is not an easy decision to make. For us, MJ has been on medication since she was two weeks of age, but it has been for reflux related symptoms. Over the last 5 years we’ve had several different GI-related meds for her and have tried multiple times to …

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Making It Visible: Inclusion in the Early Years – Conference Summary Part 4 of 4

The last post in our four-part series that reviews and summarizes guest-poster Kayla Wilcox’s take on the Making It Visible: Inclusion in the Early Years Conference, held in New Brunswick late fall, 2014 and hosted by the New Brunswick Association for Community Living, For a refresher of Part 1, an overview of the conference – …

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Making It Visible: Inclusion in the Early Years – Conference Summary Part 2 of 4

I must apologize for the sincere delay in getting the rest of this series up on the blog. December was not a kind month to my family! My husband fell and broke his ankle, required surgery for it, my basement flooded badly (thanks to some squirrels and pine cones) and my daughter got sick and …

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Eye-Contact May Not Be All It’s Cracked Up To Be

One of the things we work on with our children is eye contact. Lack of eye contact when speaking to someone is one of the most marked signs of an autism spectrum disorder. In our house, it’s not something we have to work on nearly as much as other families, MJ has pretty decent eye …

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The Child Behind the Mask

We have been in the full swing of school for the last 2 months and I am beyond frustrated with the entire thing. I am frustrated that most of the things we have asked for are not being done and that they are not truly seeing him. The Monkey has this ability to blend with …

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