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October 2011 - Posts

From Inside the Puzzle: Raising a Child with Autism Blog

This is Halloween, This is Halloween...
October 31, 2011 8:19 PM by Devon Alley
I love, love, love Halloween so, so much. And this Halloween has been special because it's been the first year that A. really seemed to enjoy it almost as much as I do. A.'s actually been excited about Halloween for several weeks now. She's been pestering Read More...
Autistics Speaking Day Is Less Than A Week Away!
October 27, 2011 5:36 PM by Devon Alley
I just wanted to post a quick entry to remind everyone that Autistics Speaking Day is less than a week away, and we could still use a few more questions! On November 1st, A. will be taking over my blog and speaking for herself for a change, and she'd Read More...
Special Child, Typical Problems?
October 26, 2011 7:58 PM by Devon Alley
Autistic children often have many very unique problems and issues, especially when it comes to school. Issues with organization, concentration, sensory overload, and socially appropriate behavior are just a few of the challenges that often cause problems Read More...
Struggling for that Work-Life Balance
October 22, 2011 8:04 PM by Devon Alley
Yes, it's been over a week since I last updated the blog. Please don't think that my lack of posts suggest that I've run out of things to say -- the topics are immeasurable and there's so much to say about each of them; in fact, I have a notebook full Read More...
Battling the Doomsday Myths
October 13, 2011 8:02 PM by Devon Alley
So, my daughter is convinced that the world is going to end in 2012. In itself, this is not that big of a deal or even terribly surprising. After all, plenty of people are rather convinced that something fairly catastrophic is in store for us within the Read More...
Autism As A Gift
October 12, 2011 6:32 PM by Devon Alley
This past weekend, Thomas and I had the opportunity to visit with some friends of ours that have a beautiful daughter who is about a year and a half old, now. We were actually visiting their house to play a game of Dungeons and Dragons, being the true-blue Read More...
A Few Words on Steve Jobs and a Legacy of Empowerment
October 6, 2011 6:02 PM by Devon Alley
A lot of people are talking about Steve Jobs today, and most of them are telling much better stories than I can. Whether it's disabled tweeters paying tribute to Steve Jobs and how their technology has improved the quality of their lives , a warm "thank Read More...
Learning to Draw Manga
October 3, 2011 11:42 AM by Devon Alley
A couple of weeks ago, A. noticed that there were a couple of interesting books on our bookshelf. These books were ones that Thomas bought when he was in high school, a series of four, entitled "How to Draw Manga." A. took them off the shelf and started Read More...


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