Spectrum Warriors: Life Through The Autism Spectrum

Category Archives: Rebecca

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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When and How Do I Tell My Child They Have Autism?

Deciding to tell your child they have autism is a very personal decision since autism is an extremely wide spectrum. There are many factors you need to take into consideration before making this decision such as: Do they know they are different? Does it bother them? Do they ask questions like What is wrong with …

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Why You Should Never Utter the Phrase ‘No Big Deal’ Again

Do you like things (music, food, places etc.) just because a bunch of people told you you should? I sure as heck don’t. OK, maybe when I was a teenager and trying to fit in – but this statement is a perfect example of my lack of self-confidence at that age to be honest with …

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School Tranisition Tips and The Importance of a Good Team

Following up on Sabrina’s last post, we too are thinking all about school as MJ prepares to enter Kindergarten. This summer has been all about school prep and it’s been exhausting, although very much needed. We had our transition meeting with the school yesterday and it went much better than what had been presented to …

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