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Mar 24 2013

How often do you use the word #Autism or #Autistic in real life?


How often do you use the word Autism or Autistic in real life?

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Dec 14 2012

Use your words


I thought this was pretty funny.  This morning, I walked into the house from our meeting and apparently forgot to feed the tortoise before leaving. 

Needless to say, he didn’t look very happy with me as he sat there waiting for Mr to feed him. 

I thought use your words made a pretty good caption.  Do you have a better one?

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Dec 11 2012

For my techy friends: My data speeds on @Tmobile


I wanted to share a screen shot of my data speeds today.  Since switching to Tmobile, I haven‘t found a single dead area in my local travels.

I’ve sailed through the Sprint dead spots without missing a beat

I’m really excited to be able to actually use phone while off of the WiFi network.

Anyway, what you see below is a low average of what I’m seeing everyone time I checked.  These numbers are stable both indoors and out.

I’ve seen as high as 12mb down and 3mb up. I also haven‘t been lower than about 2mb down and 1.5mb up.

That’s more than enough to do just about anything with, including decent tethering. 



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Dec 05 2012

Let’s talk “apps” for #Autism


Something that I have been wanting to do for awhile but haven‘t had the time, was to compile a list of recommended apps.

The use of mobile devices such as android smartphones or tablets and iPads or iPhones, have become an amazing tool for use with children on the #Autism spectrum.


What I would like to do is encourage you to share your favorite apps for either android or iOS. 

In the comments below, please give the name of the app you’re recommending, along with the platform (android or iOS) and if possible, a direct link to the app on the Google Play Store.  I don’t know how that works for apple but you can browse the Google Play store from your computer and actually install apps OTA.


I will take your recommendations and add them to a page that I’m working on that will help parents locate apps for use with their special needs children. 

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Nov 30 2012

How often do you use the word #Autism?


It occurred to me the other day that I almost never use the word #Autism anymore.  On occasion, I use it in the title of a post, mostly for SEO reasons.  However, most of the time when I talk about my kids anymore, I don‘t use the word #Autism.

It got me thinking.  Does that mean something? Is me not using the word #Autism as often anymore have some deeper meaning?

The only time that I’m aware of using the words #Autism in regards to my kids anymore is usually when I’m sharing stories about our experience or maybe talking to their therapist.


To me, my boys are just my boys.  I’ve never defined them by their diagnosis and so majority of the time #Autism never crosses my mind.

Perhaps, over time, I have come to truly accept their #Autism just as I accept everything else about them? I mean, in the beginning, all I talked about was #Autism this and #Autism that.  Maybe that was my way of trying to process what was happening?

Either way, I absolutely adore my kids.  #Autism is part of who they are. Who knows where one ends and the other begins?

I used to want to remove #Autism from their lives.  However, as I have grown wiser with age, I realized that while it would be nice to be able to remove their challenges, I would also be removing a huge part of who they are.

Having said that, I completely understand why a parent would want to free their child from #Autism.  For some, they are much, much more profoundly affected. 

I would never judge some one for feeling that way.  It’s a similar but different journey for everyone

My point is, that for me, I think that time and experience has taught me to see things from a different perspective.

Not everyone will share my opinion and you know what, that’s okay. Likewise, I certainly don‘t share the same opinions as everyone else.

As far as I’m concerned, our differences should help bind us together and not keep us apart. 

So I was wondering where you stand. How often do you use the word #Autism in your life? Why do you that over time, we tend to move beyond the diagnosis? Do you think that we simply come to truly accept our child‘s diagnosis and almost lose the word #Autism for our vocabulary?

I would really be interested to get your thoughts and opinions on this, regardless of what they happen to be.  :-)

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Nov 27 2012

Cici’s Pizza is tree nut allergy friendly


We finally got Elliott to eat.  He’s munched on things but not willingly. Yesterday, we decided to try him at Cici’s Pizza.

We met briefly with the manager and asked about the food and they use soy oil for everything.

Elliott are 2 pieces of pizza and a bread stick. 

That’s progress I suppose. Having said that, I’m still worried about him.  He’s just so sad all the time. He did ask to go back, so that something, right?


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Nov 26 2012

What are the odds?


Last night I was cooking dinner.  We we’re having real eggs, toast and some leftover steak from the other night. I said real eggs because we normally use egg whites instead.
Anyway, out of the dozen eggs that we’re in the carton, at least 6 of them had two yolks.
These were supposed to be free range chickens, if that matters.

In my entire life, I’ve only seen twin yolks maybe twice.  However, last night, the first half dozen or so eggs that I cracked open were twins. What are the odds of that happening?


In the picture above, you can see the last 2 twin yolk eggs I found last night.

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