• Learning at Home
    Autism,  Kiddo,  Preschooler,  School

    Learning At Home

    It’s been about two months since things came to a grinding halt. We initially thought it was going to be two weeks longer than the planned March Break. But, in some ways for the best, we’ve been trying to learn from home. Kiddo has been doing well. She misses the heck out of interacting with her classmates. We’ve been lucky that we have an excellent special education team in her class, and all of us love them.  They’ve kept in touch and have been providing materials to work with her on. One thing I’ve noticed is she loves the Cbeebies Numberblocks and Alphablocks. She’s actually made huge strides in counting…

  • happy blonde girl with a book
    School

    Happy Learner

    One thing I’ve had throughout my life is that I’ve always been a happy learner. I love learning. That doesn’t mean that I’ve always liked school. In fact I’ve had a hard time with our public education system. With the little miss getting an ASD diagnosis, and my own diagnosis being changed, it has been a learning experience that I never expected. In so many support groups, I see children who absolutely hate going to school, and have issues with learning – and I am not crapping on learning disabilities – it would be hypocritical of me to do so because I have a few of them myself. I can…

  • Autism Awareness Acceptance
    Autism,  Kiddo,  Preschooler

    Adventures in Autism

    I’ve been putting this entry off for a while, because I’ve needed time to digest, to sit and actually feel the emotions that come with this. The little miss has been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, because there is a large genetic component and as her father is on the spectrum (Aspergers), as well as other family members. But it did surprise me. I’m not going to lie. It surprised me for the fact that, as one of her speech-language therapists put it, there is no hard fast line that divides ADHD and ASD from each other. They are a Venn diagram.…