Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 26, 2011 in autism, coping skills, family |

I am humbled by the response from my last blog post, and I have gained many new readers.  Welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here!  We’ve had a few rough days here… no particular reason (except a full moon?).  I have this nagging headache that won’t go away, and I know what it is.  Worry.  Frustration.  […]

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The Wonder of Para’s

Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 19, 2011 in autism |

As I was digging through a closet last weekend, I happened upon a large stack of notebooks that literally took my breath away.  They were all from Tony’s elementary school years.  One of the best communication tools we used back then was notebook that would travel with Tony to and from school.  His para-professionals (or paras, […]

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Love in Action

Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 15, 2011 in autism, coping skills, family |

    From the Autism Speaks Blog, Posted: 13 Jan 2011 11:20 AM PSTThis Family Services blog was written by a woman inspired by her friend, the grandmother of a young boy with autism. “I sit watching Jeremy always so busy with his repetitive activities while my mind races with thoughts.  Oh God, where is the place […]

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Top 10 Facts About Autism

Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 11, 2011 in autism |

(an old article, but a very good educational piece) By Lisa Jo Rudy, About.com  Created: June 21, 2007 Parents of children with autism quickly become authorities on the subject. But what about in-laws, teachers, coaches, and cousins? Few people outside the immediate family really want to read 20 closely written pages from the National Institutes […]

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Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 7, 2011 in autism, coping skills |

It has to be said…  there is so much controversy out there right now arguing whether vaccines play a role in the outbreak of autism.  From Rush Limbaugh to the Today Show, people are spouting their opinions about an old study found to be fraudulent.  Truth be told:  it’s just too much stress for me […]

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A New Year

Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 4, 2011 in autism, coping skills, family |

“It’s not how heavy the load, it’s how you carry it”     ~ John Maxwell 2011 marks the beginning of new adventures in our house.   This year will hold quite a few life changing events.   Tony’s high school graduation is one of them.  I can’t help but think about this late at night… are we READY […]

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