The Reason I Jump

01.13.14

    Great book, but do not judge autism as a whole just from reading his words. The autism spectrum is indeed a spectrum.  It’s huge in fact! We can’t possibly expect even two autistic kids to be exactly the same. The boy who writes The Reason I Jump gives excellent insight on how his read more…

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Expected and Unexpected Behaviors

12.06.13

I asked Madi if there was a more formal way we could teach Cali not to use inappropriate, loud noises in public places. This is typically a problem during moments of panic or worry. She also struggles with other inappropriate behaviors in social settings, but the loud, inappropriate  noises has been specifically on my mind. read more…

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Don’t Panic

11.11.13

These two words are what I hear Madi say to Cali pretty frequently through out their sessions. She says it with calm demeanor, which, by the way, impresses me every time. I lose my patience way too fast…it’s a weakness. Madi, however seems to keep her cool around Cali and consequently ends up being my read more…

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Oh man….

04.09.13

As good as Cali does these days, she still has moments when I think, “holy cow, what is her deal!” Today we had one of those moments. The morning came and went with regularity and ease, then we were off to visit Krisanne for occupational therapy. Before making it to Krisanne, we had to make read more…

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Chore Chart by Brit

04.03.13

My older sister Brittany recently made a chore chart for her three year son Noble and I now I want her to make me one! Did you read that Brit? You know my handwriting isn’t pretty and  Cali  and Ava NEED this to look good;) Because of how great this turned out, I immediately thought read more…

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