Category Archives: All About Autism 2011

Week 4 in Review • Thank You

Week 4 in Review • Thank You

Week 4 of the All About Autism Series has found its end. Four more writers, bloggers, advocates, and supporters of children diagnosed with Autism shared different areas of Autism. Jenny brought up bullying and her experiences as a young child being bullied while locked behind her Autism. Lynn’s humor highlighted that while echolalia can haveContinue Reading

Aiding and A-letting Go: Confessions of a fly on a classroom wall by Sara Winter • All About Autism 2011

Aiding and A-letting Go: Confessions of a fly on a classroom wall by Sara Winter • All About Autism 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Sara Winter: I have an eleven year-old nephew on the autism spectrum. I’ve been lucky enough to be his therapist at home and at school these past nine years. Watching him navigate his daily life has been the most impactful experienceContinue Reading

Notes from a "Refrigerator Mom" by Caryn Haluska • All About Autism Series 2011

Notes from a "Refrigerator Mom" by Caryn Haluska • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Caryn Haluska: In 1949, Dr. Leo Kanner wrote a paper, in which he cited “refrigerator mothers” as the cause of the autism in children ~ attributing autism to “genuine lack of maternal warmth”. In an interview for Time magazine in 1960,Continue Reading

Fun With Echolalia by Lynn Hudoba • All About Autism Series 2011

Fun With Echolalia by Lynn Hudoba • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Lynn Hudoba: ech·o·la·li·a (?k??-l??l?-?) noun: The immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, often a symptom of autism or some types of schizophrenia. This is the textbook definition. I would take exception to the “just spoken”Continue Reading

Anti-bullying by Jenny Ford • All About Autism Series 2011

Anti-bullying by Jenny Ford • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Jenny Ford: When I was a kid in school I got bullied constantly… Except for one year of public school but that’s a subject for another post… One of my first memories of being bullied is when I was in theContinue Reading

Welcome to Holland by Kim Lehnhoff • All About Autism Series 2011

Welcome to Holland by Kim Lehnhoff • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Kim Lehnoff: Emily Perl Kingsley wrote a lovely piece about raising a child with a disability, where she compares it to being in Holland. Please check it out here. I am the mother of a son who will be 16 yearsContinue Reading

Misplaced Awareness by Stuart Duncan • All About Autism Series 2011

Misplaced Awareness by Stuart Duncan • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Stuart Duncan: When I think about awareness, I think about cancer and AIDS. Awareness works extremely well for causes such as these but there are other times when I feel that awareness is either not enough, or misplaced entirely. There isContinue Reading

Autism: My Blessed Gift by Meredith Myers • All About Autism Series 2011

Autism: My Blessed Gift by Meredith Myers • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Meredeth Myers: It’s a surreal moment, the one in which you decide to face this fact: my child has Autism. Not devastating as some would put it, but more surreal. Surreal like the moment when you’re on a rollercoaster and you’veContinue Reading

What Autism Is To Me by Lisa G. • All About Autism Series 2011

What Autism Is To Me by Lisa G. • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Lisa G.: With April right around the corner….I thought long and hard about what I wanted to express to my readers and to others in the world about what autism is. So many wonderful things going on to help raise awarenessContinue Reading

Give A Helping Hand for Special Needs by Jenny Herman • All About Autism Series 2011

Give A Helping Hand for Special Needs by Jenny Herman • All About Autism Series 2011

I’m so glad you decided to stop by for Autism 101 at Special Happens! This is such a wonderful event. I am honored to be a participant. I assume that you are learning a lot this month. Perhaps you know some people that deal with autism on a daily basis, and you’d like to help.Continue Reading

Unsung Heros by Tracy C • All About Autism Series 2011

Unsung Heros by Tracy C • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Tracy C: Originally, this would have gone in my own blog, but, as a guest blogger for this lady, I think it’s far more appropriate because she is one of the people I am talking about. The unsung heroes. Set asideContinue Reading