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More Tonyisms

Posted by theothersideofnormal on February 22, 2011 in autism, coping skills |

A typical conversation at bedtime: “I’m sick for the school tomorrow,”  Tony announces as I tuck his weighted blanket in on top of him.  “What about Rachel? She will miss you”,  I say smiling. “He’s sick.”   (pronouns are still hard for him) “SHE’S not sick, silly.  What about Michelle?  She’ll miss you too” “He’s sick.” […]

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Tonyisms

Posted by theothersideofnormal on February 17, 2011 in autism, family |

Our Tony is famous in our family for creating his own expressions.    Since his language literally disappeared between the ages of 1 and 2, he has never really caught up — despite the triumphant efforts of many speech therapists, teachers and family.  How he has coped is by creating his own one or two liners — […]

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Check your ego at the door

Posted by theothersideofnormal on February 12, 2011 in autism, coping skills |

One of the things most parents raising kids with autism know well is the constant embarrassment or humiliation that goes with the territory.  The calls from school, the looks, the stares, the general inappropriateness of everything they do.  Especially in public.  Yes we’ve tried teaching them everything you did as they were growing up.  The problem […]

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The Beauty of Mathematics

Posted by theothersideofnormal on February 7, 2011 in autism |

This is something that will totally intrigue my Tony.   Watch and see.  Pretty fascinating! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h60r2HPsiuM Becki  

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A 22-year work in progress

Posted by theothersideofnormal on February 4, 2011 in autism, family |

Today is a special day.  Today Dave and I celebrate 22 years of marriage.  I just wanted to take a minute to let you know about my husband, who is the silent partner of this blog. Back in 1995 when Tony was first diagnosed, one of the professionals working on Tony’s program told us that most […]

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To the mom in the waiting room…

Posted by theothersideofnormal on February 2, 2011 in autism, family |

I want to apologize to the mom in the waiting room.  I took Tony to the doctor this morning to have his ears checked — yet again.  We just finished a round of antibiotics for a severe ear infection in his left ear (yes… he still is plagued with ear infections at age 17… not as […]

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