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Liam's Diagnosis

Yesterday was Liam’s long-awaited autism spectrum disorder (ASD) evaluation at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s (KKI) Center for Autism in Baltimore. KKI’s ASD evaluation covers several aspects in a child’s development: Speech/Social, Developmental Pediatrics, and Occupational Therapy (OT). 880 more words

The Calm before the storm

After Gariens rough start things smoothed out. I was happy he was happy and life went on. Garien didn’t meet all his milestones on time but that was to be expected given that he was preemie so the doctors weren’t that concerned, everything else seemed normal. 408 more words

tag

When I was touched
I reacted as if
life was a long game of freeze tag
and everyone but me was It.

Poetry

Weirdos Like Me by Donna Williams

review by stimmyabby

Donna Williams’s poems have a ticklish texture and a deep soul. They melt in your mouth and drip all over the walls. I cannot tell the poems from the songs. 147 more words

Actually Autistic

follow-up to my previous post

Something didn’t feel quite right after I published my previous post, Early Intervention. I felt I needed to clarify a few things.

I always want my blog to be helpful to those on the spectrum as well as to the parents with children on the autism spectrum. 462 more words

Our Journey

An autism nativity

An autism nativity

If everyone in the Christmas story was on the spectrum…

Let’s start with Mary and Joseph. The story goes that they were not married. 963 more words