Tag: autism

“One Thing I Don’t Like About Autism.”

We’ve been pretty open with both our children about Autism since our daughter was first diagnosed, about 2 1/2 years ago.  At first, we talked about it in terms of similarities and differences.  We are all “different” and have different things we’re good at, and struggle with.  Noah is only 15 months older than his

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Yoga for Children with Special Needs

My boys have been taking yoga in some way since they were babies. We were lucky enough that our child care center offered it as part of the curriculum so even infants were visited by a trained yoga professional. I also took a park and rec yoga class many years ago that I absolutely loved.

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Not Your Average Support Group

The Epilepsy Foundation of CT runs a parents of children with epilepsy support group. I was thrilled to discover this when I moved here because MA didn’t have one. Unfortunately, it’s not very well attended…in fact, I’ve only made it to one meeting since May because of other obligations or a lack of babysitter. And

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A Different Spin on the First Day of School

This week Epilepsy stole a memory from me. I know that happens to people with Epilepsy all the time, but as someone who does not have Epilepsy, this was the first time I’ve had to deal with it. It stole my memory of the first day of school for Max. Maybe not stole, but definitely

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Yale Child Study Center Looking for Study Participants

Readers of this blog are aware of my struggles with choosing to put Max on medication for his ADHD. The process has been a long one, and while I’ve become comfortable with my decision to use medication to help him be able to concentrate (because the change in him and what he is learning is

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Redefining Autism: Proposal Worries Many Parents

Just saw this artcle in the Hartford Courant, though I would share it here. Did you know they might change the definition of autism? What do you think? By VANESSA DE LA TORRE and WILLIAM WEIR, bweir@courant.comThe Hartford Courant 12:25 p.m. EST, February 17, 2012 When Caleb Geary was diagnosed with autism at age 3,

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