11 Myths About Autism

Posted by theothersideofnormal on November 21, 2011 in autism |

Another excellent educational piece from Autism Speaks U: 11 Myths About Autism November 21, 2011   You’ve probably heard lots of thoughts and ideas about autism, but we want to make sure you know what is true and what is false. Our Family Services and Science department put together 11 myths about autism to help put an end […]

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Toni Braxton’s voice

Posted by theothersideofnormal on November 18, 2011 in autism |

“All of us – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers and family friends to children – must become familiar with the red flags for autism. The earlier children are diagnosed and early intervention begins, the better chance a child has of a brighter future.” -Toni Braxton. Thank you Toni for your advocacy and support! Click the […]

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Autism can be an ‘advantage,’ says researcher

Posted by theothersideofnormal on November 9, 2011 in autism |

Interesting article ~ just had this conversation with some of Tony’s team earlier this week.  What is our vision for him?  How can we use his strengths to someday gain employment?   msnbc.com By Rachael Rettner updated 11/2/2011 2:37:36 PM ET 2011-11-02T18:37:36 Differences in autistic brains can be viewed as ‘alternative, yet sometimes successful, brain […]

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Now what?

Posted by theothersideofnormal on November 6, 2011 in autism |

  The simple fact is: Everyone grows up. Even kids with autism. But after the age of 18 many parents are faced with the question “Now what?” Nurturing Autistic Children to Become Thriving Adults www.theautismsite.com Hear one family’s story and from Temple Grandin about some essential steps to insure your child has a bright adulthood […]

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You are Strong

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

I received an email with the words below from a very dear friend of mine this morning, and it really helped me.   I think because Tony’s behavior has been so difficult lately, that I tend to put on a front and I guess after a while it’s pretty transparent.  I tend to get wrapped up in […]

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Once again, Let it Be

Posted by theothersideofnormal on November 2, 2011 in autism, coping skills, family |

Sorry for the delay in posts, but frankly I haven’t been up to writing.  A good friend of mine reminded me that the purpose of a blog is to share the good, the bad, and also the meaningful… It’s been a trying two months.  We are taking it day by day.  I will share it with […]

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