Category: Typical with a Twist

Autism

My Report Card

Wow.  Amazing how those three little words still affect me.  Nervous!  But I promised, so here it is. (promise found here)  Time to compare my goals set back when Kirsten was itty bitty, to...

Autism Independence

Encourage Independence

Me: “Kirsten, dinner’s ready!” K: “In a minute. Angry birds.” Me: “Um. Okay. Come down when you’re ready.”  …said as I walked away grinning from ear to ear. Not your typical response?  True.  But...

Autism Skills

23 Top Life Skills

While sorting papers from years ago.  15 to be exact.  I came across an interesting list.  Written when I realized Kirsten’s life was taking a different trajectory.  All those things I’d taken for granted...

Autism Ingenious

Oooh, the Ingenuity!!!

I hide my scissors.  Learned the hard way.  Yep. Kirsten has an unfortunate history.  When upset, she uses them to cut up her favorite things.  We have lost blankets, skirts, books, and even heads...

Autism Creative

Just Ask!!!

Kirsten loves skirts. Let me try that again.  Kirsten loooooves skirts!  She searches them out online, at the store, on other people.  Nobody can walk by in a skirt without Kirsten taking notice.  And,...

Autism Mind Games

Mind Games

I’m convinced Kirsten likes to play mind games with evaluators.  And can you blame her?  It must be annoying to go through life with all of the poking and prodding – people watching your...