Back to School Preparation for Children with Autism

Posted by theothersideofnormal on July 25, 2011 in autism, coping skills |

Posted on Autism Key.com  July 20, 2011 by Susan Moffitt Thought this was a great, timely article as we head into August July is drawing to a close and for parents of children with autism, it’s a good time to start preparing for a child’s return to school. The more time a child has to […]

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Posted by theothersideofnormal on July 18, 2011 in autism, Go Green |

  Are the chemicals in your household products causing your child’s ADD/ADHD? Unfortunately, many of the ingredients in the everyday consumable products in the average home today contain harmful chemicals, many of which have not been tested for safety.  In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 150 common household chemicals have been linked […]

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Siblings and Autism

Posted by theothersideofnormal on July 13, 2011 in autism, coping skills, family |

Originally posted March 2010.  I ran across this old post of mine, and thought the timing was perfect to re-post.  There’s been a lot of discussions on one of my online support groups about this very subject.  I think it hits home for a lot of us.  ———————————————————————- I read an article today online that was […]

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Life after high school, ten skills to teach your child

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

Diane Adreon, M.A. Teaching adaptive behavior is one of the areas that are often overlooked for high-functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorders. However, adaptive behaviors have a tremendous impact on our ability to use our skills in common situations in everyday life. The following adaptive behavior skills are important if our children are going to […]

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“The Thank You Note”

Posted by theothersideofnormal on July 7, 2011 in autism, family |

 I just had to share this with you all, as we wrap up the graduation season.  Tony was so proud of “the thank you note” that he wrote below.  I verbally asked him to just say “thank you for the graduation gift” and we’d make copies for everyone.  But he added the last part and drew […]

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A Standing Ovation

Posted by theothersideofnormal on July 1, 2011 in autism, coping skills, family |

A few years ago at my company’s convention, they brought a family on stage in front of over 8,000 people and awarded them the “Spirit Award”.   This award goes to leaders who have overcome heavy obstacles and adversities in their lives and lead with integrity and ‘spirit’ to help others.  This family had a teenage son with […]

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