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My Aspergers

Today I wanted to write more about what its like to live with aspergers. For myself, I kind of class myself as ‘not so aspergers’, but only because those I know who are, or traits that are commonly known, don’t stand out with me; things like avoiding eye contact, not understanding how to converse, lack of empathy, or obsessions (although, ask me about games or my birds, and you may have trouble getting me to shut up). 572 more words


Here's the story behind the viral photo of the barber and the young boy with autism

Heartwarming, is the best way to describe this photo that recently went viral on photo sharing app Imgur.

Meet Franz Jakob who works as a barber for… 186 more words


The beginning of the most important journey of our lives...a.k.a. Chapter 1.

When we had our first son together seven and half years ago, life was relatively simple.  I had been married before, as had my fiancee (now my husband).  888 more words

Positive Behavior Supports: Autism

If you are a general education teacher who has not previously experienced the joy of having a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger Syndrome,  there are a few things you should know before stepping foot into a classroom with this child. 330 more words


6 Life Lessons from Raising a Kid in the Autism Spectrum

Parenting was never a piece of cake, even more raising a kid on the Autism spectrum. I am on par with the life I used to reckon when I first held my son. 1,947 more words


Turtlenecks & Wool: Yea or Nay?

Are YOU “sensory defensive”
Do YOUR little quirks & preferences (or those of a loved one)
have a brain-based explanation?

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC…

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The (good) trend continues...

It’s really great to see more and more places and communities welcoming autistic individuals in this way. I especially love the “quiet room” idea at the amusement park and handing out toys while waiting in line. 35 more words