Category Archives: Autism sib

  1. 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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  2. The courage to accept

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    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.

  3. Aida’s song

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    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.

  4. 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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  5. Siri and Mimi

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    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.

  6. It’s okay if she bites me

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    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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