Saturday, December 17, 2011

"This is autism, it's his life."

"This is autism, it's his life."
... heading out to the mall, grocery store, church, playgrounds/centers, holiday parties,
Arthur Christmas movie at a non-'Sensory-Friendly' theater, dinner with the relatives....

You might want to read and share this insight from one of our favorite Autism Spectrum community sites: 'Dad's of kids with Autism'.

Happy holidays!


Vickie Leal Nettles shared Dad's of kids with Autism's status update.

If he falls to the floor, kicking and screaming, because there are no chicken nuggets, it’s just his way of coping. Be patient, you’ll get your turn to order. If she bumps her head and starts to hit herself in the face, don’t stare, it’s her frustration. Mom will handle it, she sees it every day. If dad is cutting his child’s food, he’s not treating him like baby. He just doesn’t want his son to choke. If she ignores your child on the playground, she’s not a brat. She’s just not good at social interaction. She would love to play with your child, she just doesn’t know how. He may be too big to sit in the shopping cart, no, he’s not lazy. He wants to run around, but his mom needs to shop. She’s not up for chasing him today. If she has to be carried out screaming, it’s probably because of a meltdown. Be helpful, open the door. Don’t just stare or whisper. No, it’s not because she didn’t get the toy she wanted. If it were only that simple. Don’t talk to her like a child, unless she is one. Don’t yell, she’s not deaf. She may not talk, but she can understand. No, it’s not bad parenting. Discipline won’t help. This is autism, it’s his life. Don’t judge him, he’s not judging you
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    • Kbj Cosse' Hi5! blogging this! Thanks Dad' of kids with Autism and queen Vickie Leal Nettles . Now,(to help out the 'judgers' and 'perfect parents' and 'rude people') just need this Autism understanding on a t-shirt, cap, bumper sticker, banner, post it, button, index card, etc... too long--nope! We can divide each sentiment into about 2 sentences. Anyway, tv ads show a religious necklace with bible verses in micro-format. Happy holidays! :-0
      about a minute ago · 

{This is an excerpt. View the complete post and more words of wisdom from 'Dad's of kids with Autism' on their Facebook wall link posted below.}

Also, for more help during the holidays and thereafter, check in our References and Resources section below our salutation.


References and Resources

What is Tebowing? (vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.

"Enjoying the Hi-5s of Autism - A Family Experience" - "Understanding fosters Appreciation - Appreciation garners Support - Support leads to Unity. " administered by the Kbj Cosse' Family (Kevin, Brenda and Joshua)

National Autism Center Publishes Manual for Parents: “A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Evidence-based Practice”
‎"In a field rife with fads, pseudoscience, and popular, yet unproven, interventions, the findings of the National Standards Project are a welcome and much-needed counterbalance to much of the hyperbole for both professionals and families."—Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D. Founding Chair, Scientific Council...
No Sibling Left Behind: Supporting Siblings of People with Disabilities
Date: December 20, 2011 – 1:00-2:00pm CST...
 via Cynthia Wynn-Brandon
Stephen Shore discusses when and how to tell your child about his/her autism diagnosis.

via Grape Jelly on Pizza - Here is a page that is also on Twitter. She posts many positive things for all of us...
Grape Jelly on Pizza via Linda Nelson
Thank Linda for this. Part of the article says: They were certainly under a lot of stress, but the mothers in this sample were also able to establish close relationships with their [autistic] children, and they felt competent in their parenting and coping skills.” ~~ I feel I have a very close relationship with my son.
The shock of a mother finding out her child has autism is life-changing for most. But a new study shows, moms can fare well emotionally and still have a strong bond with their child.

via @ KBJ Cosse' Family

via 'Hi5UniquelyDifferent' - I subscribed to GlenholmeSchool's channel on YouTube.
The Glenholme School provides a safe, residential environment for 100 special needs students with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities, K-12. Highly ...boarding school for aspergers,pdd, adhd, add, ocd, special needs, therapeutic program, learning disabilities, private, education, pervasive development disorder ...
The Glenholme School, also known as Devereux Glenholme School, is a coeducational therapeutic boarding school for children situated on over 100 acres (0.40 km 2) in ...

 KBJCosse' - spectrum

Daniel Tammet is an inspiration to all. At a young age, he suffered from severe epileptic attacks. He has high...

via Praying & Hoping for a Good, Productive and Enjoyable School Year :-)
"Our unique toy designs, based on learning theory and educational research, provide truly educational products at a reasonable price."
TAG Toys are designed for all children from one to six years of age, with the clearly defined goal of stimulating the development of sensory motor skills and thinking abilities. Virtually all scientific and educational research recognizes that these early years are the most critical to the developme...

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