Spectrum Warriors: Life Through The Autism Spectrum

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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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Baking Can Soothe The Soul

As we face our third or maybe fourth snow storm in about 10 days, and second ‘blizzard’ warning anxiety was in high gear in our house. MJ doesn’t like storms of any kind, especially not after Hurricane Arthur crashed her birthday party last summer. Her anxiety takes over and she worries about everything from power …

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Making It Visible: Inclusion in the Early Years – Conference Summary Part 3 of 4

 As part of our continued coverage of the Inclusion in the Early Years Conference in NB in late 2014, here’s post three of four by attendee, Kayla Wilcox. Having just transitioned MJ and the monkey to kindergarten, Sabrina and I were very interested in Kayla’s write up on this.  We think it’s a very informative …

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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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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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