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The Road Just Keeps Getting Bumpier

In life there are always ups and downs. Sometimes simply being positive and choosing to look at the brighter side allows us to change our downs into ups but some of the time that just is not possible. The Monkey is most definitely in an upswing and I think a lot of that has to do …

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My apology to the mother in Walmart and things I wished my 20-something-year-old, ignorant self had known about autism

There is a woman who has a profound effect on my life and I doubt she’ll ever know it. In fact, I owe this woman an apology. Back when my husband (then boyfriend or maybe fiance) and I were living in Toronto and childless (10 years ago or so) we used to shop at our …

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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 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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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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