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Autism | The Slacker Mom


Communication is Key

May 31, 2015

If you are going to make big sweeping changes to how something is done, you need to communicate early (and often!) to the people those changes will be affecting.  This seems like a simple rule, but  it’s not always put into practice. Over the past few months our district has been talking about upcoming changes […]

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This Feels…Weird

January 27, 2015

It’s been just over 4 years since the word “autism” was brought into our life. The boys have had many (MANY!) evaluations.  They have logged countless hours of speech, and OT.  They have graduated from an autism day treatment program, and they stand before me looking far different than they did on that December day, […]

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Support, not Silence.

April 5, 2013

1 in 88. 1 in 54. 1 in 50. These are the numbers that have swirled around the Autism community for the past year or so.  That 1 in 54 is important to me because it most closely represents us- 1 in 54 boys will be diagnosed with Autism.  At least that is the finding […]

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Goodbye Gluten

February 27, 2013

I have been dragging my feet on making dietary changes for the boys since we first got our autism diagnosis just over 2 years ago.  (Sidebar: has it only been 2 years?  It feels like it’s been forever!)  For every study or anecdote that says a gluten-free casein-free diet makes a difference, there is an […]

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To my boys.

August 28, 2012

All week I’ve been feeling sad about the impending first day of school and how it’s so much more than preschool but not quite kindergarten and will I feel jaded and left out when kindergarten finally gets here since we’ll be old hats at the bus and the teachers and separate classrooms and all that […]

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April is Almost Over!

April 23, 2012

Well, I still have a  week or so, but yeah.  Autism Awareness month flew by. Last April I tried to write a post every day and although I didn’t make that goal, I had quite a few posts.  This year I feel like I am dropping the ball right and left. I did have an article published […]

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Post Walk Brain Dump

April 16, 2012

Saturday we had the Fraser Walk for Autism. This was the first “event” that we’ve participated in since the boys diagnosis in December 2010.  Everything else was a bit too soon but this year, we were ready! I’ve never been a fundraiser and I was a little be apprehensive about setting a goal at double […]

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February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012

It’s a nice clean slate. I feel like all I’ve done this month is talk about diapers (and mostly I have!) I love them, but I am happy for a little break.  Last month both flew by and crawled at a snails pace.  It’s been chaotic and stressful and also full of some great moments […]

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How to Autism Proof {Grandma’s House Edition}

December 30, 2011

When we arrived here a week and a half ago, my In-law’s house was sparkling clean and beautifully decorated.  (Not overly so as my MIL had read that too many decorations might easily overwhelm their senses.)  There were toys collected for the boys to enjoy while they were visiting.  A bedroom made up with Thomas […]

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Twitter Swoon

November 21, 2011

Last night after we tucked the Three Amigos into bed I sat down to check Twitter before starting the dishes. The first thing I noticed was a super long hashtag: #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf. I love me some hashtags but I don’t usually jump onto something that might be trending unless I’m at a Twitter party or something. […]

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