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My ASD Princess

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

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Atypical Christian

No clue about what Autism is? Neither did we. Until we spoke with Jeramy Hope. He is dedicated to Autism Advocacy and is working hard to bring more awareness on the topic. This episode also has a special ending. Jenna Hope shared with us what to do if you've discovered you have 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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One Tough Princess

I've been learning not to focus on the 30 hours of school she doesn't attend per week or the endless juggling of multiple allied health and medical appointments. Even further the constant seesaw of medication changes, self-harm, overstimulation, fighting and misunderstanding. If this becomes our focus and measure stick, I would feel defeated and fighting a lost battle. Instead, I've been determined to notice these huge milestones these past months that demonstrates a positive movement forward;

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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 →

My top 13 tips as a Dad.

I was having trouble sleeping last night (the joys of a 10 years with sleeping difficulties) so I thought I'd write a few thoughts of my own on parenting, mostly just for a laugh. My faith is the center of all decisions I make.... 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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