Posted by theothersideofnormal on April 27, 2011 in autism, coping skills |

  It’s been a difficult couple of weeks around here.  Tony is officially done with high school and we are taking a couple of days to process that.  On Monday he starts his “college orientation” (that’s what we’re calling it — because, logically, that’s what his big brother did) for his transitional program which he will be […]

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The Talk

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

  Today on The Talk a fairly new CBS Talk Show, they continue to shine a light on Autism A­wareness Month. On the show they focused on some amazing teens who have autism and are role models in their community.­­ One such teen, Carly Fleischmann, literally took my breath away.  A hurried and very deep […]

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A Different Ability

Posted by theothersideofnormal on April 10, 2011 in autism, coping skills |

  I sit in my newly cleaned office, listening to Tony through the ceiling.  He’s reciting a movie, word-for-word, and having a ball upstairs.  The feelings I have are so extreme.  One minute I’m laughing with him, and the next my thoughts are wondering off on how others his age are getting ready for prom, […]

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World Autism Awareness Day

Posted by theothersideofnormal on April 3, 2011 in autism |

  Be sure to go to this website:  http://www.lightitupblue.org  and watch the slide show for breathtaking pictures of landmarks all over the world that changed their colors to blue for autism awareness.   Incredible pictures! Signs and symptoms of autism: 1.  Has difficulty mixing with other children 2.  Acts deaf 3.  Resists learning 4.  Has no […]

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