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In June of 2014 my family learned that my 4 year old son was autistic. This is a window into our world. What it's like day in, and day out for an autistic child.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Magic is Still in the Air

It's two days after Christmas, and there is still magic in the air.

After the whole family being incredibly sick, we still all managed to have a great Christmas season.

Justin got really sick, and stayed that way for almost two weeks. He got some antibiotics, to which he had an allergic reaction to. He got a rash.

He's doing better now. He is his normal happy self singing and clapping around the house.

He had to miss a week of his therapies, but they will be made up at the beginning of the year.

I always stay with Justin when he is at his therapies ( he gets speech, occupational, and behavioral.)

He has thrived since starting at a new company ! He is putting words together, making sentences.

I'm so proud of him !

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Justin's Happenings

After fighting with the school board, Justin is going to partial school days twice a week.

He has also just recently also started at a place to get more OT and speech therapies.

He is doing very well ! He's putting 2-3 words together to make sentences (when he feels like it.)

He is potty trained (minus number 2.)

He hasn't had a meltdown in at least a year.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Help, Justin Thinks He's a Monkey

Justin has taken his love for Curious George to a whole new level. He seems to now think that he is a monkey, and acts accordingly.

He hangs upside down from the corner of the dining room table. He'll swing side to side, and hit his stomach while hanging there.

He also will run around all "crazy like" while having Curious George on his tablet.

His swinging from his sensory swing has also taken on a life of its own, he swings hanging by one leg or upside down.

Has anybody else experienced this sort of behavior with their child ?

I'm a little concerned that he doesn't know the difference between reality and tv. I don't want him to think this is "normal" behavior.

Any thoughts ?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Advocate For Justin

The school plight continues for Justin. It is absolutely ridiculous to me that I have been waiting to set up an appointment since November (2015) to re-schedule Justin's annual meeting to schedule his next year.

It gets so frustrating as a parent ! You know, it's hard enough having a special needs child. Than add in everything else (called life,) and it's so easy to just want to give up.

I had, had enough and Justin now has an advocate to assist in anything I need them to. His advocate will be attending the next meeting, whenever that is.

The worst feeling is feeling like your hands are tied, and that's exactly how I feel these days.

It angers me that if I had the money I could just hire therapists to come whenever I want. I don't think a child's progress with such therapies as speech and occupational should be dependant upon how much money you have or don't have.

Justin is making such huge strides, I'm so proud of him !

He is starting to talk, and put sentences together. Hence the urgency to get him more therapies, especially speech.

I would love to hear your struggles and frustrations !

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Justin is teaching himself spanish. He seems to prefer it to english.

He has several computerized toys, and he alternates from one to another repeating the spanish over and over and repeating what is said.

Justin's sensory swing broke the other day. The ring that held it up broke. I am hoping we are able to fix it.

We are hoping to get a wood fence this spring. Justin loves to take off running, especially outside. Most of the time we can't take him outside if we're not in the play area. Of course, it's quite expensive, to the tune of $5000.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Another Day

Justin is still in love with everything having to do with the alphabet. 

He spells words with his blocks all the time. He spends most of his days doing this, as well as re-organizing the letters he isn't currently using for words. He also loves watching anything having to do with the alphabet. His newest favorite is Super Why. He plays the abc song over and over again. 

His other love is music. He will listen to songs all day long. Most of them coming from Abc Mouse.