What I was Going To Tell YOU…

It has been so long since I have posted and so many things have been going on that I am almost too overwhelmed to do this. I guess this is my editors note to you all. My warning so to speak that this post will be filled with lots of run on sentences and will skip around and will most likely be very long. So pour a cup of coffee and sit down and stay with me here if you dare. Glad to see that I did not scare some of you away! LOL Anyway I was already to start telling you about meeting with Jay’s principle and how awesome he is and how I left the room almost dancing but didn’t dare because well […]

Hello teachers… I would like to introduce you to my SON

I put on my blog that I wrote an email to all 10 of my son’s new teachers. I know that they all are supposed to receive his IEP but lets face it… they are busy and may not have a chance to really read it before school starts next week. So I took a chance and emailed them all. I have heard back favorably from two teachers already and let me tell you… Both Jay and I are feeling a LOT better about school starting because of it. Many asked what I wrote. Actually it is a bit of everything. I tried to keep it light and positive and to make sure that the teachers understand that we are a team and I want […]

Review & GIVEAWAY of “Should I or Shouldn’t I? What Would Others Think?”- A game to encourage Social Thinking and social problem solving!

Those that follow me on Facebook know how nervous I have been about Jay starting middle school. Part of my neurosis  comes from the fact that I just don’t think he is socially ready. Academically… no problem, but can he handle all the situations that will be thrown his way?And what can I do as his mother to give him the tools to do so?  These questions have been keeping me up at night.That is why I was so excited when Social Thinking gave me the opportunity to try out this new game created by Dominque Baudry,MS, Ed  and based on the Social Thinking concepts and vocabulary introduced by Michelle Garcia Winner as outlined in her many books and articles on the topic.The game is […]

Weaving and Wishes

“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.” ~Louisa May Alcott On Friday the art teacher stopped me in the halls at the kid’s school and asked if I could come in on Monday to help out in Jay’s Art Class. “We start weaving, coiling really, baskets on Monday. It is very challenging and I sure could use the extra pair of hands,” she said to me.  I took that for meaning… Jay is bound to get frustrated and I could use you there to help out.     When I arrived the class was already sitting on the floor around […]

My Aspie says he is Spinning the WHEEL of EMOTION and it keeps landing on Bankrupt!

Yesterday was another not so great day, at least that is what the teachers said it was. After a 15 minute TALKING DOWN TO by the teacher on how he knows what is appropriate behavior and the way he was acting is not appropriate… I took my son home. I honestly did not even know where to begin. To make matters worse it seemed Gracie was having her own little Drama because so and so said she did not want to be her friend today. I was ready to lock myself in the bathroom and not come back out, but knew that was not an option. So instead I told the kids to throw their backpacks on the ground and we took a snack and […]

Being a results Oriented Person SUCKS!!! But how do I change?

I have a confession…I am a results oriented person, and it sucks! There I said it! I have always been the go to person. If something needs to get done, go to Sharon and it will get done. I have always taken pride in this characteristic. But lately I am  feeling like this trait is more of a hindrance than a plus. I have no problem doing something. The problem is that I expect to see the results of what I do… immediately! I am all about tracking my progress. The final outcome, the gain, the praise. When the “That a girls” don’t come or the “Likes” are not registered or when the comments are not left, well I feel lost… like I failed, was […]

Our 3 days in the warm Miami SUN! I miss it already!

We are back from our long weekend to Miami to visit with my dad who had been ill, other family members and of course attend my niece’s Bridal Shower. I flew down by myself with the kids. Now having lived overseas for so long my kids are really good travelers, once on the plane they can amuse themselves and for that I am very lucky. But getting on and off the plane well that is the tough part with them. The waiting part (ticketing, baggage check in, security, boarding, deplaning, baggage claim) is what really does Jay in. But other than one meltdown when Jay saw the LONG line at security at Miami International Airport he did great. And thankfully a really nice TSA agent […]

Finally I can breathe a little sigh of relief

Yesterday was the big day… the neurologist appointment. After dropping Gracie off at a friend’s house Hubby and I drove to the office. Jay was unusually chatty. Non stop switching from topic to topic so fast my head was spinning. Usually during car rides he has his nose buried in a book or he is too busy battling Droids on his DS. Perhaps my sensitive boy could feel my own anxiousness and was trying to keep me occupied from my own thoughts. I would not put it past him. We arrived at the office building and actually found a parking spot up close. We entered the building and Jay immediately spotted a snack shop. With a  promise of a treat AFTER the appointment we went […]

A Letter to Autism from MAMA

On the heels of my good friend Karen over at Confessions of An Asperger’s Mom who wrote a wonderful post called Dear Worry… here is my letter to autism. Dear Autism, Hey there “A” how you doing? Really great! Listen I don’t mean to be rude and all but do you think that perhaps for just a few days you could kind of take a hike, you know get lost, go on a vacation? Most days Autism I don’t mind you being around. You are a part of my boy. I love him just the way he is so that means you too. But the thing is… I am at my wit’s end Autism. Seriously… I am done. I am exhausted and just don’t have […]

An Autism Fairytale- How we went from happily ever after to not so happy to yes it is OKAY to be happy again!

Once upon a time in a far away kingdom there lived a King and Queen. One day the Queen decided that it was time to have an heir. For many months they tried to conceive this child but to there regret, nothing happened. Twice the Queen became pregnant but alas those babies were not destined to walk the earth. The Queen grew sad. Then one day the Queen found out that she was with child. Her joy could be heard throughout the land. An even bigger celebration was held when the Queen found out that not only would there be one child their would be two. But one day the Queen felt ill and went to the royal doctors. What was once a twin was […]