Category Archives: Autism sib

  1. Get out of the way, Mom


    July 12, 2020 by whirlyjoy

    Isn’t it great when parenting becomes simply getting out of their way? And when you forget, they’ll let you know.

  2. That autism groove

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    August 21, 2014 by whirlyjoy

    Aida came back home last week to sleep over (“at Mom’s house”) for the first time since her move to …
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  3. The courage to accept


    January 30, 2013 by whirlyjoy

    The books are called things like Everybody is Different, Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes, I Am Utterly Unique, My Friend Has Autism… They’re about acceptance and understanding, and mostly that’s what I’m about too.

  4. Aida’s song


    December 21, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    The shrieking has been going on since Aida was a toddler; she can’t hear herself, of course – or maybe part of the appeal is that she can actually hear a little something when she’s that loud.

  5. Saturday hair

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    October 27, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    On Friday nights I shower after Aida is good and asleep, and many times go straight to bed with wet …
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  6. Siri and Mimi


    October 16, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Because Aida is my first-born, it’s easy for me to forget how naturally regular kids develop all the basic knowledge and skills they need, growing up.

  7. It’s okay if she bites me


    September 5, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Aida turned 14 last week. This means nothing to her, as far as I know, though as with every assumption …
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