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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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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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The Evils Which Lurk On Facebook

Today my news feed has been filled with horribleness. Not only do Rebecca and I run a blog and Facebook page but we also follow many of the lovely, informative, and heartfelt pages on Facebook which are primarily centered on Autism. It is like being part of a little community. No one knows each other …

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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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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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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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