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Day 22: It's just a Hello, people!

Explicit instruction in social situations has been and will continue to be a constant in our lives.

When I initially began to teach Obie to say his name, it was with safety in mind. 410 more words

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Day 19: Milestones 

When Obie had his first diagnosis around 19 months old, I was very pregnant. Two weeks later, our precious bundle of Beasty arrived and we all fell deeply and wildly in love. 402 more words

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Day 16: Lost and found

Most of the differences that surface with autism aren’t life altering for us. In fact a vast majority of them weren’t even Autism connected until after we had the diagnosis and I began to remember or see them with different goggles. 522 more words

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Day 12: Drowning

In mid-March we had a warm week that got everyone jazzed about swimming!

I called for reinforcements, and headed to the pool with four kids, and Auntie L to get some energy out and break up the day. 636 more words

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Day 11: Dimples

Did you know that some Autistic children have low muscle tone?

It can impact fine motor skills- – tasks like manipulating objects, puzzles, using scissors, or drawing with crayons can prove challenging. 280 more words

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Day 9: Buddies 

It’s easy to hear about Obie and applaud him for his progress. To see his hard work paying off. But so much of the progress wouldn’t be possible without a team that reaches into the various areas of our lives. 1,003 more words

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Day 8: Advocacy

I hate to correct people. It’s my job and I still hate it. In my worst mood, I explain what a comma splice is by trying to compliment my students and express how difficult the concept is so they don’t feel discouraged. 325 more words

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