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My ASD Princess

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

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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Sea Change

We are bound for a sea change. After four months apart we are finally back together and in one place (with the exception of the oldest who is travelling) The family has packed its bags and left our city home... Continue Reading →

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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