Spectrum Warriors: Life Through The Autism Spectrum

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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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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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