Monthly Archives: May 2010

autism summer school-in my basement

Les and I (with Alexis a great high school student who worked 2 days a week) were running our summer school with 5 kids, then 6 and by the end of the summer we had 15 kids in the basement! Camp was Monday-Thursday either 10am-2pm on 2 days and 11am-1pm on 2 days. It was so hard, expensive,time consuming and fun and ALL the kids benefited from coming to the house and especially Bird! Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in life on the spectrum, the early years | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The battle at the gym!

I joined a gym determined to get out of the house with 2 kids who really did not want to be at home and get back into my size 8’s or even size 10 that appeared after I had my … Continue reading

Posted in life on the spectrum, the early years | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

IEP Be Thy Name or nemesis no more! for now…

I went because we knew this would be a fight and boy was it ever. We were up against a principal I still thinking of as The Dominatrix largely because she acted like one and a preconceived discrimination that was popular at the time. Continue reading

Posted in life on the spectrum, the early years | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Volunteers

After 11 years of the fire department (both Rockville and Burke VFD) I NEVER not once though “Hey what do I get for doing this?”

After 6 years of working on the POAC-NoVA Board for usually at the very least 10 and up to 65 hours a week (more the week of camp) I have not stopped to wonder “What am I going to get for doing this?” Continue reading

Posted in RANT | Leave a comment

Feeding Program for Bird

Long, long ago on a not to distant dining room a Bird sat crying in his chair facing the dreaded Pizza and begging,”No Momma, please no!”

Bird was close to 4 and a half and had NO desire to eat anything other than dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets, McDonald’s nuggets, fruit or peanut butter sandwiches. One day the store was out of his specific nugget and I lost it! I was DONE catering to this ridiculous lack of variety and unhealthy choice my son (NOT THE ADULT who should make the choices) was making! I went to culinary school at the Greenbriar damn it! you will eat Chicken Saltimboco and like it! Continue reading

Posted in life on the spectrum, the early years | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Baptizing the cat

Bird has a test tomorrow in CCD.  Yes, an actual test not quiz but a test that if passed will mean he has finished with yet another year of CCD and if failed means that he has 3 more weeks … Continue reading

Posted in life on the spectrum | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giving a little

After 2 groups of the boys night out group I finally gave in and did what Bird wanted instead of what his current path would dictate. Bird came home today with a great report.  His teacher quickly implemented all of … Continue reading

Posted in life on the spectrum | Tagged , , | Leave a comment