Anxiety, High Functioning Autism and the Need for Control

Parenting Catelyn, with High Functioning Autism is challenging. I must always keep in mind that Cate is NOT going out of her way to not comply with something I am asking her to do. She simply cannot overcome her need to be in control.

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Fun story of a morning routine gone haywire – catching ghosts!

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We Got This

A lot of things have been said to us through the years. Today I took the time to write them down. And focus on what is really important. My awesome kids!

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Best. Day. Ever!!

I’ve always known Declan had the best teacher ever. But what she did yeaterday brought tears to my eyes. Read about the nicest, most thoughtful teacher ever, here!!

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What a Journey!

Things were so very hard. I felt completely isolated and alone. As things got better, I found my voice and a great community of support. Find out more, here!

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Celebrating the Repetitive Behaviors of Autism

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“Mom, I Got a Question…”

I hear “Mom, I have a question” one thousand times a day. The statement drives me crazy and can make me smile.
But it also helped me today! Find out how, here.

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Areas of Control and High Functioning Autism

With High Functioning Autism (HFA) Catelyn lacks social skills and how her behavior effects others. She often comes across as rude. As a visual learner, I used the following exercise to help Catelyn become more self-aware. Read about it here!

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