Tagged with stimming

extinction burst

extinction burst

{Image is a photo that I inadvertently took with my phone. The world looks very different when viewed through an alternate lens.} Ed note: Last night, I shared a quote on Diary’s Facebook page about the importance of “indulging” Brooke’s scripts. Tomorrow, I will have the honor of sharing an autistic perspective on ABA therapy … Continue reading

this place

this place

* Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.  ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ** Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon *** From Happy Squeal, October, 2012 … June, 2006 Brooke is three. … Continue reading

to be — and to let be

. The thing is, she knows that there are things that she can do here that she can’t do outside – or at least she’s learning that. But I just can’t take away the things that help her relax at home just because they may not be functional or appropriate outside of home. Does that … Continue reading

happy squeal

* June, 2006 Brooke is three. I don’t understand why we’re here. We’ve got to be in the wrong place. I know I asked for help, but an autism specialist? This makes no sense. My baby can talk, so it can’t be autism — right? For God sake, someone say Right. The word took the … Continue reading

end game

* The big, bold headline in USA Today read, Experimental Drug Gives Hope For Rare Disease, Autism. The sub-heading read Doctors Hope Abaclofen Will Also Improve Socialization Skills In People With Autism. It went on to describe the success of STX209, or Arbaclofen, in early trials with a small number of patients with Fragile X. The … Continue reading