What I Didn’t Say

Last Wednesday night I went back to a place that was a home for Johnny.  A safe zone if you will and the first place that truly understood him and helped him move foreward.  As I walked through the front doors of Johnny’s Developmental Preschool,  I saw familiar faces but I didn’t feel like the…

Pondering What To Share

I have been invited to participate in parents panel workshop regarding the transition from preschool to Kindergarten specifically when you have a child that is Autistic.  35 parents have registered to attend and they’re all very nervous about navigating the next step.  I remember how it felt for me and my husband leaving the cocoon…

He’s Got That Look….

*From December 2013 Delay of posting due to ice storm. We were being adventurous last Saturday going for dinner, downtown at the big mall during Christmas time.  We had just bought a dishwasher and the time had gotten away from us and it was dinner time.  The new food court at the mall is now…

The Santa Claus Myth or Pretend Play On A Grand Scale

~ from December 2013 delay due to storm Johnny loves Christmas and loves Santa Claus.  He loves it when all the Christmas lights go up and the decorations.  He loves all the textures and the colours and how festive everything gets. He loves seeing all the different coloured Christmas lights and how people use them….

First Time Ice Skating…. Just One Of The Kids

From Dec 21 2013 I could write endlessly on my blog about the need for “acceptance” and “inclusion” regarding children with disablities  but the pictures Johnny’s EA texted me show real acceptance and love. The faces of his Grade 1 peers joyously all clambering to be in the picture and surround Johnny before they get…

Ice Storm Brings Change

One day in the future I have every faith that we will be able to look back at this past Christmas and smirk, but right now we are still getting used to finally being back in our own home and being able to relax without so much uncertainty hanging over our heads. We were woken…