Category Archives: Community activities

  1. Business casual and beyond


    September 18, 2016 by whirlyjoy

    This year Aida has started a pre-vocational program as part of her school day. It’s in the mailroom of the district’s main …
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  2. Summer Camp, part 2, or A Meander Through Holland


    July 31, 2013 by whirlyjoy

    Here’s what was surreal about waiting for our turn with the nurse at summer camp check-in this year: Aida was calm and composed and quiet. Oh, a few little stimmy moves here and there –

  3. Summer Camp, part 1, or, Getting from there to here

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    July 22, 2013 by whirlyjoy

    Aida was dubious at best when we left home for something called “camp” that she had no real concept to match up with – and as we drove further from the familiar urban landscape, her anxiety grew even greater than mine.

  4. Chaos du jour: Swimwear


    May 20, 2013 by whirlyjoy

    Aida still occasionally flashes the patrons of the evening open swim at the community center pool – uncaring of modesty, I assume because of her autism, although it might just be the French half of her DNA coming out.