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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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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Aspergers, Depression and Robin Williams

With the sad news of Robin Williams’ passing, I recalled reading several articles when MJ was first diagnosed about “famous” people with Aspergers and surprised to see Robin Williams name on the list. Although it appears that it was never confirmed, it was highly suspected when you looked at both his social awkwardness and hyper …

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A Day By The Sea and the Perfect Gluten Free Bread

      Today was the perfect day! It was unscheduled, unplanned and there were no major meltdowns. It was the best family day we have had so far this summer. We went to St Andrews By The Sea, a picturesque sea side town about 2 hours from where we live. It is packed with …

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Bounce, bounce from morning till night!

The last few weeks, although they have been met with a few extra meltdowns thanks to a new support worker starting, have been all around really good. The Monkey has been in slightly better spirits for the better part of most of his days and that is always nice to see. I think that this …

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Birthday Party Adventures

Preparing for a birthday party in our house is a lot of work. We don’t go all out on party decorations or elaborate food but the pre-prep work to a successful party at our house starts weeks in advance. This weekend the Monkey turned 6 and he really wanted a party with other kids. This …

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