The fits

09/05/12

A month before the diagnosis and fits like these were becoming a daily occurrence, sometimes multiple times a day. This was actually the end of the fit. She had already been tantruming for a good 30 minutes. When starting therapy, one of the first things they worked on was teaching her how to self-regulate during read more…

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“Ok, never mind”

09/05/12

If you listen closely you will hear me say, “ok, never mind” in a soft, tired voice. Probably tired from never getting any response or awareness out of her. Only two months to go and we would finally get some answers as to why she was so distant and disengaged. When I look back on read more…

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Still no diagnosis, but something wasn’t right

09/05/12

Cali is now two in this video, but still has little to no intelligible words. Around this time she was finally starting to to respond to my request of saying “hi” to the camera. Notice I also asked her a question, “Cali, do you want to go home and eat a snack?” I don’t know read more…

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Hyper focused on movies and shows

09/05/12

What typical 22 month old can go to the movies, sit through every preview, watch the entire movie, and stay glued to the very end of the credits! A little hyper focused wouldn’t you think! At the time I just thought I was lucky to not have to chase my almost two year old around read more…

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Before the diagnosis: Zero communication

09/05/12

This is Cali at 20 months. Four months before suspecting autism, and nine months before the official diagnosis. Notice my CONSTANT talking with no response or awareness from her. In retrospect, I can completely see how there was zero back and forth communication, but at the time I was completely blind to her lack of read more…

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