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Saturday, December 27, 2008

"Positively Autistic" YOU MUST SEE THIS VIDEO

"Positively Autistic" (click on the link) is a short video that must be viewed by anyone and everyone, not just those associated with autism. It is so unique and different from all those videos that show individuals with autism as being prisoners of an incurable disease. It dispells the myths that autism is something that must be cured and that autistics are people who must be made more "normal" and indistinguishible from neurotypicals so that they will blend in with them in society.

Please watch this video and take the time out of your day to do something that may change your perspective on how you view and understand autistics to be. The video is written in part by autistic individuals who speak out against being treated like they are diseased and abnormal, they only wish to be respected just as they are and understood to be functioning individuals with something to contribute to society/their community.

This video may change your life and leave you with a good feeling about how autistic individuals feel about themselves. If you do watch it, please leave a comment on how you feel and think about it.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Griffin and I went to North Carolina over the weekend and had a wonderful time. I reunited with friends that I have not seen nor heard from since 1996 and I could not believe how much time had passed and how all the children had grown up and had babies of their own. 

We didn't stay as long as I would have really liked but 2 days and 2 nights just had to do and it was time well spent. Griffin had everything that made him happy..........the DVR, the DVD player, all of his "printers", and all of his plush characters. I bought him all of his favorite foods and he was quite the happy camper. 

We will return again soon because it is only about an hour away and I love them all so very much, I used to be a nanny with my dearest friend, Lisa and it just amazes me how her children have matured. I have missed them all so much through all those years but I plan to make up for all the time lost and never shall we part again and lose touch with one another.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Our New Humble Home

We are finally moved into our new home and Griffin has adjusted quite well especially considering that he does not have a computer or his DVR there, only his DVD player and VCR. He slept all by himself in his very own room and frankly I think that he is quite proud of it because when he got to his NaNa's house he told her all about it.

It is sparcely furnished but it is still home and I love having my own space again. We come over to my parents' house during the day so that we can use the computer and so Griffin can get his NaNa fix. So far it seems to be working out just fine and even Abby has made the adjustment, the first night neither of us slept well then I woke feeling exhausted subsequently I had the anxiety attack from hell. It was one of the worst ones that I have ever had and it took forever to go away. Afterwards I napped off and on all day but was still exhausted and felt like I had partied for days and was stripped of all the nutrients in my body. I took an old medicine as prescribed by my doc and slept very well two nights in a row so I am feeling awesome now.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

My Other Blog

Please take a moment and read my other blog about how Griffin was abused for having autistic behaviors in school. I posted a note that was sent home with him and it is a doozy and it proves that his for lack of a better term, "teacher" April Hendricks, didn't know what she was doing and obviously doesn't know how to deal with an autistic child.

That's all for now, I will post more soon about the apartment and other stuff that is going on.