Category Archives: Autism – Within the Walls

In the Spotlight

Today, I found myself in a mental tug-of-war. My son and his fellow classmates were each asked to wear a t-shirt specifically designed for the purpose of teaching ‘acceptance’. Acceptance of their disabilities, to be exact. On one hand, I’m … Continue reading

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Honesty Does Hurt

How can you be honest when it breaks your heart? Today, I hesitate. There is a multi-page assessment sitting in front me waiting to be filled out. Within the pages are questions about my autistic son’s abilities, whose 18th birthday … Continue reading

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He Doesn’t Get Angry

“You know how hard it can be to control your emotions, especially when you get angry, right?” Perplexed, my son had no answer to give when his speech therapist asked him this question. After a few moments of silence I … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Trouble – One-Liner Wednesday

Recently, I was having a conversation with my son about the fact that he rarely gets in trouble. I asked him, “Why do you think that is?” Without hesitation he replied, “Because I learn from my mistakes.” Wouldn’t it be … Continue reading

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