Tag Archives: Autism

Learning Materials for Teaching Spelling - Homeschool and Autism - An Everyday Story

Homeschool & Autism: Learning to Spell

I don’t think I have told you all before, but a couple of years ago, we sought out the expertise of a psychologist to help us understand Jack better. We were already pretty certain that he had autism and was gifted but decided to have Jack undergo testing so we could […]

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Ten Awesome Toys for Kids with Special Needs - An Everyday Story

10 Awesome Gifts for Children with Special Needs + 5 More

If you’ve been around here for a little while you will know that our little boy Jack (6.5 yrs) was born with Cerebral Palsy and Autism. Jack started intensive early intervention therapy when he was two-years old. He now has a string of therapists – physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, […]

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How to Calm an Anxious Child - An Everyday Story

4 Words to Help Calm an Anxious Child

4 Words to Help Calm an Anxious Child I could see the entire situation unfolding before me; before it even happened. Jack needed to have a blood test and we were given no time to prepare him. Usually we would spend the weeks leading up to something like this stepping […]

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Raising Children with Autism - An Everyday Story

Autism: It’s a colourful, vivid world in there

He hums a tune in his head. He’s miles away. ‘It’s a colourful, vivid world in there, isn’t it?’ My husband says to me. Autism. I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now but each time I tried something stopped me.  Even now the words seem hard to find. […]

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Strategies for Remaining Calm - An Everyday Story

Before all else, breathe! – Positive Parenting an Emotional Child

One of my good friends reminded me of something I had written on the whiteboard inside my pantry. BREATHE! Jack is an emotional boy. He feels others’ pain so deeply. Sometimes his emotions are so intense and raw that I feel at a complete loss. I feel like I am […]

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