I knew this was going to happen someday. My son is a gamer. What is a gamer? Assuming this is a real term (I think it is), a gamer is a person who plays video games. Lot of video games. To the point where they go out and play in video game tournaments. I’m guessing that a gamer doesn’t have to go to the extreme of entering tournaments. You could just be a person who … [Read more...] about A Teen with Autism and Smash Bros.
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This year’s spring break was active for us—especially since I have a teenager. Not that autism (for us, anyway) has everything to do with what activities we plan to do during spring break, but one thing I do like to keep in mind is to make sure my son with autism isn’t spending every free day playing video games. What did we do for spring break? Ever since I have known … [Read more...] about Spring Break with an Autistic Teenager
It usually comes at the most random of moments: The epiphany that you, a mother, are no longer the newbie in the world of motherhood.This sudden realization might hit you when you’re covered in your child’s vomit or observing the nervous moms peeking in the windows of the church nursery. But at some point, there is that defining moment when a woman discovers she has … [Read more...] about 5 Signs You’re No Longer A Rookie Mom
What is the “shy newbie?” This is a term I created. To me, it means the individual who won’t talk about autism yet they most likely have someone in their life on the autism spectrum. To break it down further I’ll look at each word. Shy, of course, means a person who doesn’t like to talk. To me, “newbie” can mean two things - either someone who is just starting out into the … [Read more...] about Parents of Children with Autism: The Shy Newbie
I recently completed my sixth turn as the Volunteer Chair for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles Walk. This position is a committee position and I have to organize and post 300 volunteers for walk day. The first time I volunteered for this position I signed on two months before the 2008 walk. I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into at that time. I ended up … [Read more...] about The Autism Walk – Take Six