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….

I Want To Be Close 

First glance this appears to be just a photo of kids jackets hung up by a door.  Two girls winter jackets and one boys jacket.  How interesting can this possibly be?  This is actually one of the most interesting things my son has tried to tell me in a while.  After all behaviour  is another…

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…

Why Are You Crying? Re-dux

Source: Why Are You Crying? *Originally written and shared on January 28 2013 when Johnny was 5 years old and was essentially non-verbal. Why are you crying?  Why are you sad?  I see tears and when we have tears it means we are sad.  Who made you sad?  Did somebody make you sad? Did somebody…

Surfers Healing ~ First time Surfing

  On August 18th 2014, my son Johnny had an amazing opportunity along with a whole bunch of other Autistic children to  go out on the waves and try surfing with a professional surfer.   He had tried paddle boarding last summer when Surfers Healing came to our home city last year which was a nice…

Love Me If I Am Purple

    Over the last year Johnny has a had a “thing” about the way he looks.  “I want yellow hair Mommy.  I don’t like brown hair.  I want to pull my hair out. I want my  hair the colour of Mommy or Princess.”  Johnny was born with lots of pitch black dark as night…

I am even more determined then ever…

  ~ “Johnny had an okay day. Johnny was very emotional, kept crying. Took him for walks and read him books which calmed him down for a bit” ~     This is what the EA wrote in Johnny’s daily communication book on Thursday about his morning at school. Wednesday night when we tucked Johnny in he was…