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Autism and ADHD

Aware of Autism

Welcome to Tiggerific Tuesday! Blog Hop…or Bounce! Link up, meet new friends, network with other bloggers, and have fun! <a href=” Tuesday”><img alt=”Magical Mouse Schoolhouse” width=”120″ height=”120″ src=”+Tuesday+no+#8221; /></a> Our Requests: 1. On GFC, Networked Blogs, Twitter or Facebook, please follow all three Hosts and and As well as our special Guest Host 2. Follow who you like and be sure to let them know that you are from “Tiggerific Tuesday! Blog Hop…or Bounce!” 3. You are not required to, but we’d greatly appreciate it if you could grab our button and write a post about this hop and/or display the button on your sidebar. 4. Every week we will pick someone to Guest Host the hop with you would like to be considered for the Guest Host position, leave a comment under this post along with a valid way to contact you and  please follow us on...
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Autism and ADHD

In-Room Childcare for Special Needs Kids

One of the few disappointments we had with our family trip to Walt Disney World last September was that Bill and I missed out on a lot of the more grown-up activities and events. The kids were too young to be on their own, and we didn’t really investigate Disney’s in-room childcare or activity centers. Honestly, outside of close family, we’ve had trouble finding sitters that really worked well with our kids. The average high school or college kid gets overwhelmed fast when faced with four young kids – then add the fact that two of them have autism spectrum disorders and don’t always react to situations as you’d expect, and things don’t always go well. Recently, I spoke with a representative of Kid’s Nite Out, Inc., the official childcare provider for Disney resorts, about their ability to handle kids with autism. What I found out surprised me: they have...
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Autism and ADHD

An Invitation on Tiggerific Tuesday

Welcome to Tiggerific Tuesday! Blog Hop…or Bounce! Link up, meet new friends, network with other bloggers, and have fun! <a href=” Tuesday”><img alt=”Magical Mouse Schoolhouse” width=”120″ height=”120″ src=”+Tuesday+no+#8221; /></a> Our Requests: 1. On GFC, Networked Blogs, Twitter or Facebook, please follow both Hosts and as well as our Featured Guest Host 2. Follow who you like and be sure to let them know that you are from “Tiggerific Tuesday! Blog Hop…or #8221; 3. You are not required to, but we’d greatly appreciate it if you could grab our button and write a post about this hop and/or display the button on your sidebar. 4. Every week we will pick someone to Guest Host the hop with you would like to be considered for the Guest Host position, leave a comment under this post to let me know you’re interested and  follow us on GFC.   get the InLinkz...
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Autism and ADHD

“Use words, Mickey” It’s NOT Wordless Wednesday.

Every mother longs to hear her child’s first words. Some moms wait longer than others – autism often affects the speech centers of the brain, and children who are affected can have speech delays or be completely non-verbal. (Although not all children on the autism spectrum have speech problems – some, like my oldest, are quite articulate. Others speak, but need reminders sometimes.) This week, Walt Disney World ran a very limited test of talking Mickey at Town Square Theater. The first time I saw this video on the Disney Parks Blog my first thought was “He used words!” I knew I had to share this, in support of all those kids who finally, after months or years of silence, use their words too. I hope this program comes out of its limited test and is available to everyone by the time we return! Pin It
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How David Met Sarah: A Special Love Story

Sometimes the most ordinary things in the world are the most beautiful – it just takes a special person to show it. Much of what I write about here are ordinary things: a family vacation, a ride at an amusement park. It took some very special kids to show me how amazing, how beautiful those things can be. How David Met Sarah is the story of the most ordinary, beautiful thing in the world: boy meets girl and they fall in love. It’s a story as old as humanity itself. What makes this story beautiful are the characters. David is a 24 year old man with Down Syndrome. He first notices Sarah, “the girl of his dreams,” in the diner where he eats breakfast every day. Like many young men, he spends the next several weeks in a fog trying to figure out how to meet her, how to...
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