Category Archives: Back To School Special

Please scroll down for a few Back to School blogs you might find helpful. We have also included a few blogs to get you, yes you, inspired. And because we know how stressful it is for parents raising children with autism, we encourage you to take care of yourself. Please scroll down the menu above for Be Inspired and Taking Care of Yourself.

Adult-Onset “Juvenile” Diabetes and the Vaccine Connection

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July 15, 2016 (Until very recently type 1 diabetes was referred to as “juvenile diabetes” because it usually struck young children, and type 2 diabetes was referred to as “late-onset diabetes” because it usually struck people who were middle-aged or … Continue reading

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Dear Parents of Children in Our Son’s Class

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Wow!  The first day of middle school!  So exciting for everyone.  We are writing to tell you a little about our son Patrick, who is in your child’s class this year. You will not be told anything about our son … Continue reading

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PTSD and Autism

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There was an article a while back that talked about autism mothers having brain scans that matched those of soldiers returning from war who had been diagnosed with PTSD.  It’s no shock to me that there is a link.  Trauma of … Continue reading

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Prelude to a New Year

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I have a meeting today.  It’s the start of a new school year: new teacher, new classmates.  We are lucky to have our son enrolled in a private school for ‘gifted, socially quirky’ kids.  This is his second year there.  … Continue reading

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A Picture of Recovery

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This blog was originally published on March 20, 2012.   Picture it. A beautiful sunset. The sky painted orange, pink and purple. A red sand beach drawn along the shore in Nova Scotia. Two young boys running…no, frolicking in the surf … Continue reading

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For Whom The School Bell Tolls

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Some of our eagle-eyed fellow Thinkers pointed out that the hyperlinks to yesterday’s blog didn’t work. Blame it on the early school runs, lack of caffeine, dealing with the after-school meltdowns (some of it mine) and Microsoft 🙂 The links … Continue reading

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Burnout

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I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, the life of an autism mom/warrior/superhero/booty-kicker isn’t for the faint of heart. It means different things for different people, but for most of us it equals sleepless nights and exhausted days as … Continue reading

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What Have You Said To Your Child’s Teacher?

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Now that our kids are back at school, the Thinking Moms shared some of the things we have said to our children’s teachers. Please read and share with us what YOU said. Can you top this?   ~ Goddess xx … Continue reading

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Big Day At Saints

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Officially, it is National Cheese Pizza Day (don’t ya just love the tidbits of information you can get by reading TMR), but in my household today holds far more weight than pizza. Today is Jazmine’s birthday AND her first day … Continue reading

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Time To School The School Nurses

So, I get my kids’ back-to-school packages in the mail last Friday.  After the summer we’ve had I cannot wait for school to start!  I didn’t even get over the threshold of my house before eagerly opening the large envelope … Continue reading

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