Autism chameleon

“One of the guys at work said that I act different depending on who I’m with, so he doesn’t know who I really am. I don’t know which is the real me either.” “It’s all you. You’re very real.”

well, okay then

Me: “You only tell me the bad stories from work. From now on, I want one good story for every bad story.” Stacheman: “In fast food, the good times are when customers pay, take their food and leave. There are no stories for that.”

Autism Awareness Month – Day 30

No work today. He slept until 4. Then, he cleaned the litterboxes to make Dad happy. Now, he games. I tried to talk him into going to see Ultron tomorrow, but he works tomorrow night and he isn’t willing to get up early for a movie. Thus ends Autism Awareness Month. My job as Psychologist […]

SpEd Vouchers

TN just passed a voucher bill for about 18,000 TN students with IEPs for “Autism, Down’s Syndrome and other severe mental disabilities, deaf and blind children, and those with severe physical disabilities.” It looks like the current plan is to take about $550 per month, per child from the public schools and allow families to […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day 26

He crawled out of bed, showered and went to work. I will be asleep when he returns home. I wish he had more days like yesterday and less like today. I found a note from his sister on his desk while straightening his room. Someone's in trouble for language when I get done giggling at […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day 25

He bounced out of bed and was fully dressed and ready to leave when his ride arrived to take him to a local ComiCon. He returned home in the evening with a smile glued to his face and a bag filled with figurines, “magic” potions, trading cards and a stuffed Rocket Raccoon. He promptly announced […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day 22, 23, 24

He woke up, showered and went to work. Everyone will be asleep when he comes home. He will game until people start waking up for the day. Then, he’ll go to bed. Except tonight might be different. He has plans for tomorrow that he has been excitedly anticipating all week. He will either skip sleep […]

Autism Awareness Month – Day Twenty-one

I had to be somewhere today, so I left the house while he was still in bed. I don’t know if he showered and walked to work on time or if he was late. Without me here announcing the time every five minute, I have my suspicions. I know for certain that he hated having […]