autism · HFA · special needs

High Functioning Autism: Sabotaging Normal

Shhh….Don’t say that too loud, you’ll jinx it! Sometimes we have days that seem so calm and boring that we almost start to use the n-word. I mean, you know … that word that is not allowed to be used by parents of children with special needs. It’s the taboo word… And sometimes, I think D works… Continue reading High Functioning Autism: Sabotaging Normal

homeschool · Parenting · public school

One Size Fits All: Individual Choices for Individual Children

In high school, I was far from the thinnest girl in any of my classes, and quickly learned I never would be. What drove it home even more were four little words that were on the tags of lots of night shirts, robes, swimsuit covers, and more… One Size Fits All   In life, one… Continue reading One Size Fits All: Individual Choices for Individual Children

anxiety · autism · HFA

High Functioning Autism: Anxiety

I could hear the anxiety in his voice, just thinking about being in the same situation and making the same choices. The anxiety associated with his high functioning autism prevents him from doing so many things…things that I am sure he would enjoy without such extreme anxiety. This is part 3 of a series on… Continue reading High Functioning Autism: Anxiety