Bumps, Emptiness and Fond Memories

    Navigating along the journey of grief is full of bumps, emptiness and fond memories but definitely more challenging when experiencing it with a child by your side. More complex when that child also has autism and the loved one was more then “Grandpa” (Wampa) but a caregiver, friend, buddy, helper, caregiver, hair ruffler,…

Are You Sad? “Shh!”

I opened up Johnny’s daily log book 2 days ago and read that he was sad at school and cried when he was in the bathroom with his EA and later when he dropped his snack on the floor at snack time. I asked him about being sad at school and he said “Momma….Momma….shhh!” and…

Step Into My Shoes

I get asked sometimes what is the difference between a tantrum and when the behavior is related to Autism. My personal favourite is when I am asked “is it the Autism or is he being a four year old”. Please step into my shoes as I can only answer from my experience with Johnny and…

Laugh, Play, Cry

On January 25 we had a big breakthrough with Johnny. Johnny started to cry when he tried to unsuccessfully get his sister to play his “run and chase” game with him. She runs from the living room through the dining room into the kitchen then the mudroom where she giggles and laughs at herself in…