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Life Hacks for the Autism Mom
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Life Hacks for the Autism Mom

The day after we received my son’s diagnosis, I didn’t blow dry my hair. I just put it back in a bun and thought, “Well,I’d better get used to this. The sound of the dryer is always going to bother him, so I might as well give up on looking presentable.” (Clea...
She never gives up
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She never gives up

Imitation: the assumption of behavior observed in other individuals.  Examples: Children learn by imitation of adults.   Charles Caleb Colton said, "Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery." Nothing can be more true than when the imitation comes ...
30 degrees of Autism
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30 degrees of Autism

Its 30C in Canterbury, the hottest it has been since 2006 and it’s raining for the rest of the week. So, in honour of this sunny randomness, here are 30 random facts about Autism. 1. Autism is more common than cancer, diabetes and AIDS, in children, COMBINE...
Myth: Autism and the Pet Bond
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Myth: Autism and the Pet Bond

Or at least that was what I was led to believe by seeing countless articles about autistic kids and the tremendous bonds they developed with their pets. So much that I felt guilty of denying my kids the opportunity. We had been a petless family since just b...