Tag: Autistic

The first week of school is behind us and a few other updates

The first full week of school has come and gone. It didn’t go as planned but we adapted. Elliott had a great week and he really seems to like high school. Emmett on the other hand ended up having almost the entire week off due to the excessive heat. The grade school doesn’t have AC …

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A child trapped in a man’s body

My kids are driving me bonkers today. They’re fighting with each other over stupid, pointless things. It’s almost like they’re fighting just to fight. I just defused an argument between Gavin and Elliott that was very quickly exculating. While this wasn’t stupid or pointless, it was completely avoidable. Gavin had been doing something, on purpose, …

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My #autistic son is such an inspiration to me

I know not everyone will get this and that’s okay. I also know that many of you will celebrate with me because you understand the significance of what I’m about to say. For those who are unable to relate, I hope this provides a bit of insight into the challenges kids on the autism spectrum …

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It’s been a heartbreaking day

Remote learning is like a fucking emotional roller-coaster for everyone involved, but especially for our kiddos on the autism spectrum. We have had our ups and downs but today was a particularly challenging. I stopped working today, which is hugely problematic, in order to help Emmett navigate his schoolwork. For some reason, he was completely …

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Okay, that’s a little over the top

The boys and I have been keeping things pretty low key today. One of the reasons for that is that Gavin’s behaviors are way over the top. By over the top, I mean exaggerated. He’s finding everything hilarious and is very loud and excitable. This is actually common with autistic kids but it’s not super …

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