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Listening With More Than Ears_Aspergers journey

I have found in my journey as a mom, I have to listen to my son with more than just my ears – especially when it comes to Aspergers. Listening takes practice and often time to step back and let the conversation marinate. Because with some conversations you have to consider, history, context, emotional state, […]

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10 Things I’ve learned This Year!

10 Things I’ve Learned With Nicholas This Year 1. Patience is showing loving care toward one another, but also love to yourself. It forces you to slow down, take time and experience the moments a little more intensely. 2. Look at the good in every situation. When I’m bogged down with deadlines and student complains, […]

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Often What Goes Wrong is Right with Autism and Life

I want to first say — thank God for some things that went wrong this year. Sometimes what goes wrong is right when it comes to autism and life in general. Often when things don’t go in the direction you hope, you get angry, frustrated and discouraged. And this year I experienced all three emotions […]

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Emotional Intelligence

While navigating the world of autism, Asperger syndrome and spectrum disorders, I have been investigating something that I knew existed but wasn’t impacted by until lately. And it’s called emotional intelligence. I always thought everyone had it. All my life I had been taught to recognize how my behavior affected others. So I believed everyone […]

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Temple Grandin on Autism — An Inspiration

I had been telling my husband about Temple Grandin since my son, who is now five-years-old, was diagnosed with autism. He hadn’t really checked out who she was until today. He sent me a link on National Public Radio. If you have already read about Grandin’s story then this won’t be ground breaking for you. […]

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