When Art, Creativity, Sensory and Autism Collide

Yesterday was World Autism Day and I took my Autistic son and his lil sis to an arts class where they got to paint in the Jackson Pollock style at 4 Cats Art Studio I thought what better way to celebrate Autism day then to have him get to do something very sensory and creative….

Magic Hands

Magic Hands Moment I was in the grocery store this morning before the storm picking up some groceries with the kids. While we were waiting in line at the deli another lady was waiting as well. She heard me order Hungarian salami and this led her to share with me that it was her favourite…

Autism In Big Flashing Neon Letters

This is  Autism Awareness Month and before we can look forward we have to take a look back.   Flashback 5 years ago today Autism won.   When I think about that day I was so frustrated because I was trying to desperately get our son Johnny into specialized speech therapy to get the speech going.     I…

Leading Each Other Out of the Dark

“Sitting back and watching this important friendship bloom in the face of Autism is absolutely heaven.”  * March 20 2014 “I never know when I am going to get the unexpected appearance of maturity or movement forward but when it happens I savour it for how special it is.” One of the best things I…

Ballet Class to be or not to be

We need to change everything up and to also somehow get this ballet adventure back on its wheels so that we can navigate what’s happening with Johnny as well. THIS matters to him so we need to somehow make sure that it matters to all of us as a family. What’s hard sometimes is that…