Workin’ for a living

Posted by theothersideofnormal on November 5, 2014 in autism, coping skills |

    We’re entering November and I can’t even believe that this year is nearly gone. How did this happen? When we last spoke, Tony had just graduated from the high school transition program and there were a lot of unknowns ahead. Summer came and went and we did our best to keep him occupied.  […]

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Loving with Autism

Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 24, 2014 in autism, coping skills |

    What a beautiful story.  Although they are much higher functioning than our Tony, it’s wonderful to see all the possibilities. Please click the link below and watch a very special love story! We will never give up hope that if Tony should ever want this… that he may someday have it. Loving with […]

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Delivering the Message

Posted by theothersideofnormal on December 13, 2013 in autism, coping skills |

  This is a copy of one of the radio interviews I did last month.  I really think she asked great questions in helping me deliver the message as to why we wrote this book.  Please click the link and listen: AUTISM INTERVIEW mp3 audio   Thank you all for helping me spread awareness in our […]

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You Might Be An Autism Parent If…

Posted by theothersideofnormal on March 13, 2013 in autism, coping skills |

          I’m not sure if any of you guys have checked out the Twitter hashtag #youmightbeanautismparentif…  but I highly suggest to do so. I discovered it a little while ago and find it quite addicting.  It’s a safe space for parents to post our child’s “quirks” to the community.  By favoriting or […]

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Tiny Footprints

Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 31, 2013 in autism, family |

It’s Throwback Thursday – a time to reflect about the younger years.  Today’s post is a flashback to 1996. If you recall, we are making some big changes in our house this month.  The boys are changing rooms and it’s been quite an ordeal.  While my husband was ripping up some old carpeting in my office […]

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Give Support for Adults with Autism

Posted by theothersideofnormal on October 9, 2012 in autism |

Dear faithful readers, Please continue to support our efforts in educating and advocating for children and adults with autism.  This is a very important Act facing our legislators.   Give Support for Adults with Autism! Show your support for the Autism Services and Workforce Acceleration Act. Sign the petition today.  Click this link: http://www.bit.ly/AutismServices1009   […]

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When help ends

Posted by theothersideofnormal on June 18, 2012 in autism, coping skills |

    When help ends, autistic young adults must find their own way By Jessica Fleming jfleming@pioneerpress.comtwincities.com Posted:   06/16/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT Video from the St. Paul Pioneer Press | TwinCities.com.   Jake Brasch, 19, is reflected in his bedroom mirror as he speaks with his mother, Dawn, at their Chanhassen home last month. Brasch, […]

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World Autism Day – April 2, 2012

Posted by theothersideofnormal on April 1, 2012 in autism |

How are YOU lighting it up blue? Shine a light for Autism on Monday, April 2nd… any way you can. Blue light bulbs are available at Home Depots across the country. Wear blue to show your support. 1 in 88 children thank you… Mine included. Becki ** see more beautiful blue images from those participating […]

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Through my eyes

Posted by theothersideofnormal on January 5, 2012 in autism |

Hello friends! The holidays were wonderful this year and I was so proud of Tony and how he held it together during chaotic moments.  Everyone was so accommodating and it was really fun being together.  School has been going smoothly, thanks for a fantastic team with incredible patience and knowledge.  His shortened days are working […]

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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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