Tag Archives: developmental delay

The forgotten physical impacts of autism (aka, my son the Superman)

The public perception of autism is that it is only about the mind or brain, there seems to be little or no appreciation of the impact autism has on the body. My son is one of the “estimated 60%–80% of … Continue reading

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They grow up so fast..? Bite me.

Parenthood is littered with pointless unhelpful platitudes. It’s like someone handed out a hand-book of “things to say when you have nothing to say”, and everyone read and memorized it. I’m getting real sick of conversations where I can predict … Continue reading

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A Dance of Joy

One of the most obvious behaviours that sets my five-year old son apart from other children, is what we have always called his “happy dance”: When he is excited or very happy, instead of simply laughing or smiling, he will … Continue reading

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Standing in the Sun

As my son’s developmental delays and behavioural issues became more obvious, I moved through changes in the way I would typically interact with other parents in public settings. Prior to the diagnosis I’d deal with his problems in public by … Continue reading

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