Category Archives: Autism/Development

Moving the Blog

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for awhile. At least, I hope you noticed. 🙂 Several things have hit the fan at once and I’ve been shoveling for the past couple of months. I know, I’ve been shoveling … Continue reading

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Transitions, Transitions…..TRANSITIONS!

I can’t remember if I talked about it here (and I’m too lazy to look), but BamBam’s world changed over Thanksgiving. He turned three that Saturday, marking the end of his tenure with the Kindering Center. We are going to … Continue reading

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Expectations

Expectations. Even when you think you don’t have them, you do. They’re there, lurking in the background. Waiting for their shot to bite you in the ass. BamBam’s evaluation for developmental preschool through the district was ten days ago. It … Continue reading

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First Days…and Not

Today was supposed to be my first day back on The Program; the beginning of hard-core exercise and a few weeks of a very restrictive diet that would give way to a sustainable low-calorie, well-balanced diet. Only yesterday was quite … Continue reading

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PECS

Saturday night, Sparky took BeBop camping in our backyard. They had a great time. He’s such a fabulous dad! See? BamBam is too young (and roamy) to stay out with them yet, so he just helped Daddy set up the … Continue reading

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Runner

Yeah, unfortunately this time I’m not talking about me. A little over a week ago I was telling a friend about information I had found regarding wandering (sometimes called eloping – hello euphemism) in kids with autism. I can’t find … Continue reading

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That’s Not a Waiter, It’s a Monkey

As you know, we recently received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder for BeBop. I adore the psychologist who diagnosed him. She was warm and empathetic. She gave us a wealth of information, but she also listened to us talk. … Continue reading

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So Long, Limbo

“Your son is on the autism spectrum.” When I heard that, I expected to feel a variety of emotion. I did not expect the predominant emotion to be relief. That’s right, I’m relieved to hear that my child, both my … Continue reading

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Not So Much with the Shame

The second visit to the developmental pediatrician went much better than the first. I think last time was so bad because of three things: the doctor’s stressful day, his tendency to over-teach (I may have just made up that concept) … Continue reading

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Ain’t That a Shame

We had BamBam evaluated by a developmental pediatrician last week. During the two-plus hour appointment, I sat there feeling ashamed about pretty much everything right down to my genetic makeup. I’m not kidding about that. Fragile X was mentioned and … Continue reading

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