Hindsight is 20/20

Recently, I found a conversation with Cate I had written down. It really cracked me up! And it got me thinking….Read more about it, here!

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ALL the Kids are Ready!

Catelyn has not been excited about school. Feeling bad about the year ahead, we reached out and were pleasantly surprised. Read about Cates transition from sad to happy student, here!

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Socializing is Confusing

Catelyn faces many challenges with High Functioning Autism. Including challenges in social skills. Read more about it, here!

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Eye Contact and Autism

There are a few things that people associate with autism – difficulty with eye contact being one of them. Read more about eye contact and the bigger picture, social defecits, here!

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“The Label”

I’ve said it before, hearing “The Label” to describe autism really gets on my nerves. Autism is a diagnosis given by professionals to help individuals affected to proper support and different therapies. Read more about the differences, here!

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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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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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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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