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Photos with Santa

I’m not trying to take anything away from anyone, but I would really like people to stop and examine their beliefs around the holiday season. Specifically, how those beliefs translate to what we expect our children to do at this time of year.
So, here’s a thing that is bugging me right now.
Photos with Santa

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Autism Parent Bingo

Autism parent bingo can help ease those feelings of discomfort when we interact with parents of autistic children.
A lot of parents of autistic children blog and talk about the hardship of parenting their children. They use words like burden, marriage stress, and talk about wanting a ‘normal’ life. They won’t listen to autistic adults when we say that there is another way.

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The difference between a tantrum and a meltdown

You probably clicked on this title because you want to find out the difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. I’ll tell you what I’ve read others say about these differences.
A tantrum is often described as an outburst from a child when they want something. In contrast, a meltdown is described as a reaction to feeling overwhelmed.

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To parents of autistic children

Dear Parents of autistic children,
I am tired. I am tired of having pointless conversations with you. They’re pointless because within the first few minutes, I can predict the direction in which the conversation will go.
Rarely, the conversation goes in a positive direction. To those parents, I want to say thank you.

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Now, he can read

At the beginning of this year, my son started his third year of school.
He could not read.
His school and his teachers were aware of this. They had realised this by the end of his first year of school. His school offered a reading recovery program for children who need extra assistance with literacy