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My ASD Princess

A family helping a girl explore her world through the lens of autism

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My Princess, Always Amazing Me

“I’m not blaming my autism for anything I’m proud that I have autism and it doesn’t matter if I do stuff differently that’s okay, nobody is normal if you think your normal maybe you don’t know what the definition of normal and different mean because if everybody was normal life would be real crappy. God made everybody different for a reason in brace your differences”

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High School – Unpredictable, Harsh, Damn Hard Work.

Our dreams of inderpendance, a life away from mum and dad, a career, family and life long friends seem unabtainable and that's gut wrenching, painful and a scary future that each day I try and push away refusing to accept and I continue to help her dream, push her farther and again try a new strategy to get through a somewhat normal predictable day.

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Hospital Stay

Very anxious princess tonight++++ Surgery booked for tomorrow afternoon for a -'COBLATION Tonsillectomy + Grommets +/- Adenoids + Nasendoscopy.' This is a repeat of the Grommets +/- Adenoids surgery from 4 years ago. We are hopeful that this will be... Continue Reading →

Take 3

Although the cost of academia was a reduction in supports; this was disastrous for our princess. The progress of the first semester was lost, the wins on her report card forgotten, but more disastrously the want to engage and even attend school has been lost.

Learning to Push Harder

It's been a while between drinks, but here we go my latest instalment. After seven days in the hospital, one month at home and numerous medical appointment I'm on the mend. But it's taken its toll on my princess. This blog forms an update of the last 90days, a crazy 90 days of learnings, frustrations, healings and for my princess a time of much-needed pushing.

Public or Private

Pre-diagnosis a few year's ago we needed to make a decision. Do we go on waiting lists, accept the initial diagnosis and carry on, or do we go "private"

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Autism presents

To get this balance right and to continue to "go outside" we developed (with the assistance from various therapists) many strategies and tools to assist our princess

Staples , extraction and sport 

We learnt some hard life lessons these past seven days. Brushing my teeth feels gross but if I don't I lose them. Misjudge somersaults in the pool messes with your head (literally). Friends don't stay friends forever when your ten... Continue Reading →

Thank you for Being Brave

Daddy wants to write you a letter and say thank you. Thank you for asking questions Thank you for adapting and embracing your autism diagnosis Thank you for being proud of who you are Thank you for teaching me to... Continue Reading →

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