So much preparation and thought goes into your child when you have a child with special needs but it is well worth the effort. I feel that my children are better off with all the support and professional advice that we have received and continue to receive and apply as a result of their respective diagnoses than they would have been if they were any other child because it has forced me to be a more informed and conscious parent. Any of the things that I do with my boys are applicable to any other child for supporting, encouraging and helping them be the best that they can be (with vulnerabilities that they are not ashamed of).
Strategies: Communication and Behaviour By Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara I started this blog 6 months ago. Over that time the way I write has changed. I decided to look though […]
"…I do not exist without autism, neither do my boys. The way my brain thinks is who I am and autism is the way my brain thinks…."
My teenage cousin Lucy (not her real name) randomly said to me one day “I think you are more affected by autism than me.” Her socially inappropriate remark made me want to laugh. My immediate unconsidered thought was that Lucy was definitely more autistic than I was….
On “Doin’ Time” and Learning to Fly (Part 1 of the “Padded Room Situation) Note: This is one of those posts that I hesitate to write in a public space, […]
To Label or Not To Label By Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara Soon after the day that my husband made the ground breaking revelation that my son Jeremy was “just odd […]
"…To sit and rock,
With racing mind,
How to unlock,
How to find.
What is the key,
To open his soul,
What would we see,.."
There is a lot of discussion out there about ABA Therapy. I often get asked my views on it and whether or not we used it with Emelie. Both of those questions lead to some complicated answers. So, I thought, I’d address it and spend more time on it.
Originally posted on Emelie's Voice:
I sometimes get asked about Em’s thoughts on taking medicines. I’ve fielded that question so often, I decided tonight’s blog is from Em. We…
I Like People by Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara I like people. Liking people doesn’t mean that I won’t disagree with a person’s opinion or dislike some of their choices. For me, liking someone […]