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Unpredictability is the Worst Part

So I haven’t written much on here lately.  The fact is, I’ve been incredibly depressed.  Often angry.  Sometimes in a rage that only somebody else with an autistic child could understand.  And then back to being depressed. I’ve had nothing particularly incisive, witty or mind-blowing to write here.  I don’t expect to always have unique […]

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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.


Is Everything OK at Home?

So Max is on spring break this week and Mommy and Daddy were faced with the usual conundrum faced by working parents: to get nothing work-related accomplished all week (except at night and during theoretical naptime) or pay someone to keep him safe, fed, and pretty happy? We opted for the latter, especially because we […]

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