Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Article On Autism and Speech Therapy

Sorry if you have seen this but some of my readers let me know the link was down.

Here is an article I wrote on Autism and how critical Speech Therapy is to our children. I think I'm supposed to tell you that I might get a penny if you click on it and read it. I just like the article.

Chores at My House and Theirs

So my teenage daughter with Aspergers calls herself living with the boyfriend, his mother, momma’s husband, the 13 year old sister, and the grandmother. Hmm, well and 11 cats and 3 dogs too, that’s another story. She still has clothes and shoes at my house and still sleeps at my house. She has clothes and shoes and sleeps there sometimes too. She’s only 17 though…

Anyway she gets in the car and says she has chores at their house. I started laughing. I told her she didn’t do those chores at my house. She looks at me with those blue eyes and blond hair and says, ‘But they will throw me out.”

I hit the ceiling. Yes, I fussed. Not the best strategy. She may want to come home at some point. I still don’t think she understands the problem with understanding she has to do chores at other people’s houses and not doing them at my house. Err.

I will have to suck it up and go back and explain.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Child and Her Cat

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

One of my daughters, the one with Aspergers, is obsessed with cats. (Reminded me of this book.) She would have hundreds if I let her. She moved in with her boyfriend and his parent's. (Which is a whole other story.) They have 3 underagers, mine included, 3 adults, 9 cats, and a dog in a 3 bedroom duplex. Interesting. Anyway.

She came running into my house two nights ago. Did I forget to mention that they live next door. She came running in at midnight, screaming. Someone ran over her cat. I understand, but screaming at midnight? I almost had a heart attack.

Now she thinks someone hurt it on purpose....