She Ignored Me

At the beginning of October Johnny got into a last minute spot into a Social Skills Friendship building group for Autistic children 8-9 years old.  Having friends is a big thing for Johnny so he was eager to do this.   We thought it was important because initiating conversations with his peers seems to be…

Reading the Social Cues

“I don’t think she understands me Mommy.” That was the beginning of an unexpected conversation last night.  Johnny has some friends at school that he’ll play with when he wants to play and usually most of them are girls. So immediately he had my attention when I heard this because of the fact that he was…

Stop That Lower Lip

      I like to be overly expressive with my facial cues so that Johnny can learn to quickly and correctly identify what I am feeling so that he can do that with friends and family and get better at social situations.  One of things I do is if I’m sad or I am…

Why Are You Crying?

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 hurt your feelings?  What is it sweetie? Was it a girl or a boy that made you sad?  Please try and use your…

Curious

The other day I was watching Curious George movie with Johnny and Princess. There is a part in the movie where George ventures into this white apartment of an opera singer who left cans of paint open in the middle of her living room. George can’t resist checking out the beautiful colors and begins to…

Eating Out ~ The Kind of Change He Embraces

Family gatherings and dinners especially in restaurants are fun for Johnny but hard at the same time.  He absolutely loves it when we go out to eat at a restaurant or cafe and loves it even more when the extended family is with us.    It ends up being a wonderful opportunity for him to socialize and…