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LOOK AT US NOW!

9 Feb

When i first heard that G was going to be assessed for ASD. I was both shocked and relived. If this is something you have just heard you maybe too. Once i had sorted everything out in my head the next step for me was to get educated on the subject and that’s what i did. I would advise anybody who has a newly diagnosed child of ASD or  those that think there  child could be on the spectrum should do this.

I found a great deal of information on the net. I also reed many books and spoke to other parents going though the same as me, my son and whole family. Once i started to research ASD i saw that things within the spectrum could be seen as gifts. There are many forms of autism some more high functioning then others. Aspergers is a condition on the higher end of the spectrum and Aspergers is the label given to G.

Once you know where your child is within the spectrum and you look at the reasons behind certain types of hard or unwanted behaviour you can then begin to avoid the upsets making your child’s life that little bit more easier. Ok not everything can be avoided certain sensory issues are hard to avoid but knowing what they are is a starting point. Lets not forget anybody within the spectrumof Autism sees the world some what differently from us.

There have been many times i have sat and cried but there are far more that i have smiled. When I’m on the net and i read forum post by parents of children with ASD and there so stressed angry and tired i think to myself that was me. Ok i’m not saying i never have them days anymore! I’m just saying it’s very rare i do. There is no cure for ASD i really don’t care what anybody has to say about that it’s just a fact’ But why would we want one anyway?

My point is before hearing your child had the condition they were the same child’ you loved them the same way you do now. The way i see it is your born with the condition the condition is what makes that child and your child is what makes the condition. If i asked for G not to have Aspergers that’s like me asking for a different child altogether. If you looked at us before and looked at us now! You would see how a understanding in Aspergers has helped in bringing me and my child so much closer. Don’t get me wrong we have always been close I’m close to both my children but G being close to me is different as it’s on his terms. Today it’s still on Giovanni’s terms but look and you will see he has opened up a little more as i understand him so much better.

My child is wonderful and yes my child has difficult times and yes he has at times got bad behaviour’ some non related to ASD as he is still human. But my child is who he is and i tell him never to be ashamed of that person.

Life doesn’t always have to be this hard there are many ways that we can make it easier for ourselves and children.

Monday finds (week 1)

19 Jan

This is week one of my project Monday finds. All my finds are based on or around Aspergers and ASD. They are all finds I have come across though the week. ENJOY:)

Aspergers web wing
Join the aspergers web ring or any other ring that interest you. You can join in forum chats, create your own profile, submit your blog to the ring directory or create your own ring. Do all this at http://webring.com

Meetup.com
There are many meetup groups you can join. Chat online and attend meet ups in your area once a month. Visit
http://aspergers.meetup.com

Get a free DVD
The website for the treatment centre in America are offering free DVD’S just fill out a short form. Visit
http://www.autismtreatmentcentre.org

One for the UK
Read about the Dore programme and how they can help with many developmental disorders. Visit
www.dore.co.uk/dvd.aspx or www.dore.co.uk

Great read.
If you love great reads then read this!
All cats have Aspergers
It’s a playful look at Aspergers
Get it at Amazon for $9.99 visit www.amazon.com

Any problems with these links then you will be able to find them all in my sidebar:)

Monday Finds

18 Jan

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m having one of them lazy ones:)
Grab a magazine I have been wanting to read all week put my feet up and get real comfortable. Kids are out with daddy and I’m loving the ME ME ME time

MUST HAVES OF THE WEEK!
This is one of the best parts in this womans mag. The editor selects some ramdom hot and fabulous items to cover her double page spread. All mostly fashion clothing and electrifying shoes. I’m fine with this and at most it has my upmost attention.

However not today! My lazy mood had left home and my brain begain storming. “Dont you just love it when a not so awake brain become’s so awake it’s like a brain on 20+ redbulls?”
My point being is I was yet again getting a bloggers moment:) You had nothing new to post yesterday yet today you could cover the Sunday mornings newspaper from cover to back and back again. But who cares?? Not me as today I had a new idea for my blog and looking forward to putting it to the test.
….HERE WE GO
Every Monday I’m looking to bring my top finds to the blog. However it’s not in the form of lip gloss and mini skirts. Its my finds in the ASD world. I’m going to start with my top five Monday finds tomorrow. Ok it hasn’t been a week but ah I can manage:)
Top Monday finds’ are finds I have come across within the week. It maybe a site, book, local group or something eles. But they will all relate to ASD and Aspergers. It’s something constructive for me to do on my quest on changing the world and bringing some massive awareness to autism 🙂 SUPER.

So watch this space!!!!!!

I’m of to do some much needed research inorder to bring you the best top 5 Monday finds 🙂

A great social network

12 Jan

If like myself you enjoy social networking and you have a child with autism or Aspergers then your going to love what I’m about to share.
Model me kids is a social network devoted to asd. Once signed up your provided with your own page and URL. Join groups, blog, upload pictures and vids, chat with members and lots more. Model me kids also provided me with some great tools and widgets that you can use on facebook, myspace and more. Do you have a site or blog? If yes you can use these widgets on your site:) since joining I have made contact with a number of nice people and gained some fantastic information.
Model me kids is one of a kind in social networking sites on the net today http://modelmekids.ning.com
If u find link not to work please find this link in my sidebar under links.

Val’s kids line

7 Jan

If your child has sensory problems then take a look and read this.
As some of you already know my son suffers a great deal with sensory problems and most are to do with touch. He can become very upset if he is uncomfortable in the clothing he is wearing. Looking though the net I came across this wonderful site’ a god send to parents. Val’s kids line. This site offers clothing that are sonsory weighted. They deliver all over the world and there prices are so fair and not over priced. And best off they are having a sale! The clothing line is so well designed there were a number of items I liked and can see myself ordering. The lady who has come up with this wonderful site and service is Val Cower and she has been voted mom entreprneur of the year ( I can see why) she offers 24hr contact for parents and teachers via email and 10am-11pm by phone. You will find contact infomation on her contact page on the site. www.valskidsline.com
Don’t take my word for it visit the site now!

asperger video

23 Dec

Are you looking for information on Aspergers?

I have recently added some video’s to my blog all containing good sources off information regarding Aspergers syndrome. There are many good video sites on the net where you can get these from one of them being vodpod where i selected mine from. Take a look. they are located in my side bar. Enjoy.

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