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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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What A Month

January was a tough month in the household. The family moving in together after six months apart was taxing for all. Jenna's three siblings found life difficult to adjust to 24/7 Jenna. In turn, Jenna was far more accustomed to... Continue Reading →

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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.

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 →

Autism and Sickness = Sucky Times

I am starting to believe that we may never truly adjust to this diagnosis. However, we now have a far better understanding of Jenna, the fluid nature of ADS. We have learned that autism is an ever changing lifelong diagnosis and sometimes a challenge for us all.

What About The Other 3

To say "Its been a tough holiday period for the princess" would be an understatement.The normality of school, bedtime, packed lunches and her gymnastic lessons create a rhythmic stability for her

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Stop looking at my daughter

It's easy to teach, discipline and model the correct and expected behavior for our own family. Although we have been really taken a hit this past few weeks from others (mostly complete strangers.)

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