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A Boy and His Dog

Posted by theothersideofnormal on August 29, 2012 in autism, family |

  Poor naughty little Beau.  Well… little, no.  Naughty, yes.  But more patient than any human could ever be.         Tony and Beau have a unique bond.  I really had my doubts when we first started talking about getting a dog all those years ago.  (see Beau Becker II post for a refresher […]

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Early Intervention

Posted by theothersideofnormal on August 28, 2012 in autism, coping skills, family |

Early intervention — we all know what that means.  I’m not going to talk about early intervention therapy… I’m going to talk about the way I intervened early in our autism days.  I have an apology to make. Back when Tony was younger — I think around the time he was six or seven — we […]

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The Note

Posted by theothersideofnormal on August 26, 2012 in autism, coping skills |

  Tony, age 18:                       Ok… I’m good for another 20 years or so.  <3 Becki              

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Wanted: Things That Make Bubbles

Posted by theothersideofnormal on August 24, 2012 in autism, coping skills |

Ok.  What is going on — Is it a full moon?  lunar eclipse?  seasons changing?  did Tony eat something with a ton of gluten? Or is he just being a toddler.  Again. The reason I’m asking is that lately he cannot get enough of bubbles.  He’s experimenting with our 3-cornered tub and turning on the […]

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Sneaky Little Guy

Posted by theothersideofnormal on August 22, 2012 in autism, family |

Having a conversation  with my neighbors the other night around the bonfire reminded me of a time when Tony was younger.  We always used boy babysitters during this late elementary school years because he was so active and they could keep up with him. One such babysitter was our neighbor boy who was about 4 years […]

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The Eyebrow Error

Posted by theothersideofnormal on August 17, 2012 in autism, coping skills |

Around the time Tony turned 14 years old, he was developing some pretty serious facial hair.  He was intrigued with his new look and he checked himself out in the mirror quite often.  My husband and I had discussed getting him an electric razor and hiding it so when Tony was ready (or more appropriately […]

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The Conversation

Posted by theothersideofnormal on August 14, 2012 in autism, coping skills |

I’m gonna be honest with you.  This autism thing is exhausting at times.  In fact, often.  For seventeen years I feel we’ve been researching, seeking, questioning, and even arguing at times over what’s best for our Tony.  It’s a constant fight to pull my Tony from the comfort of his world and pull him into ours.  […]

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