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Photojournalism Project – What Autism Looks Like in My Home

A lot of photographers participate in 365/52 projects, where somebody establishes a theme, and each participant then hunts around for images in their lives that illustrate what that theme means to them. I briefly thought about signing up for one of these projects.  And then I thought about how crazy my life is, and how […]

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The Autism Photo Project: Capturing Owen | - February 23, 2012 - 5:07 pm

[…] project, I am photographing other families who are also living with autism.  As I said in my post about my own son, our snowflake children are so very different from one another, and yet I’m finding that the […]

Top 5 List of Benefits to Having an Autistic Son {Washington DC Autism Mom Parent}

I haven’t written on this blog in a while because I try not to go there.  But lately I’ve been stuck there, so I might as well try and explore what there is for me lately.  Maybe it’ll help shake me out of my malaise.  Maybe. So here’s a list I expect to add to […]

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Fear the Cords

So my son stims.  Your son stims.  Your daughter stims.  The whole autistic world stims.  In fact, I stim (although I’m pretty certain I’m not not or do I run the risk of being diagnosed as autistic – I’m just wacky).  So what’s the big deal?  It’s a stress reliever, it’s a way of shutting […]

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Sam - May 13, 2013 - 10:25 am


Here’s a reader from the Philippines. My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS when he was 4 years old. He graduated after 1 year of occupational therapy and now appears to be “normal”, we were thinking if his therapist just have us a wrong diagnosis. However these past 2 weeks where he’s mostly idle (no class, no summer activities, no therapist), we’ve noticed that he would stim from time to time (e.g he would draw shapes in the air with his left arm, turn his head to the left) and this freaked us out. However when that SMILE shows up to us, all our worries are gone.

We hope to keep him very busy this summer as we feel like him being idle made things worst for him.


Can We Get a Psychic in Here?

This past weekend, my husband and I went to the Autism Now conference in Maryland.  Something I am beginning to learn (that I’m sure all of you more experienced Autism Mothers will nod in agreement with) is that there is a ridiculous amount of websites and organizations out there who deal with autism.  By “ridiculous”, […]

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