A Difficult Autism Experience I recently spoke with an AutMom who had this experience… Her nine-year-old son with autism attends a local elementary school. For about a year or two, her son was having difficulty with an obsession—a peer. A girl peer. Her son was convinced that this girl was his girlfriend. He was in this girl’s class for a year, and the next year … [Read more...] about A Difficult Autism Experience
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When I walked in to my daughter attempting suicide due to extreme bullying, I was horrified and heartbroken. Most of all, I was surprised and felt guilty that I had missed that anything of this magnitude was happening in her life. Bullying has been around forever, heck, I was bullied as a kid, but bullying has changed so much. Social Media has made escaping bullying nearly … [Read more...] about Is My Child Being Bullied? How Do I Help?
Are Children with Autism Singled Out? Why do I ask this question? Because of what happened at my son’s school just this past Friday. Why is this past Friday important? Because this past Friday was only a few short days after the latest awful school tragedy, this one in Parkland, Florida. In this version a “weird” “outcast” “loner” nineteen-year-old … [Read more...] about Are Children with Autism Singled Out?
Perhaps the best-known Jewish toy, the dreidel--a spinning top traditionally made of wood--has a place in the homes of Jewish children around the world. Most often played for chocolate coins called "gelt," or M&Ms for those whose sweet tooth overrules concern for historical accuracy, the dreidel reminds Jews of the Hanukkah story's miracle of the oil. History The … [Read more...] about Dreidel Game for Kids
Last week I discussed an issue with some friends of ours and their autistic teenager. The child had lost a cell phone for the second time within three weeks. This time, the phone was hidden within the child’s backpack and the backpack was put down in a “secure” area. The parents contacted the school and set up a meeting to discuss the missing cell phones. They now … [Read more...] about An Autism-related Puzzle – Part 2