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From the Archives: An Autistic Interpretation of Alice in Wonderland
December 31, 2012 5:36 PM by Devon Alley
In this entry from the archives, I share snippets of a short film I made for one of my classes where A. is a "Dream Child," or Alice in Wonderland. June 9th, 2005: For my Children's Literature class last semester, my creative project ended up being a Read More...
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A Look Back on 2012
December 30, 2012 9:57 PM by Devon Alley
Well, here we are at the end of 2012. Much to my daughter's relief, the world is, in fact, still here. Christmas came and went with a whirlwind of visitations, wrapping paper, sugar cookies, and gingerbread. A. is spending the rest of her Winter Break Read More...
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From the Archives: Bad days and loose teeth.
December 26, 2012 12:36 PM by Devon Alley
In these snippets from the archives, A. gives me an interesting perspective on the bad day I was having, and my daughter loses another tooth. April 20th, 2005: A.: How was at school today? Me: Oh, I don't want to talk about it, sweetie. I had a terrible Read More...
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Using New Tools
December 19, 2012 11:53 AM by Devon Alley
Trying to help A. find a way to streamline her chore list has been a little bit of a struggle. It's the thing she most often gets in trouble for -- forgetting to do specific chores, or only doing them halfway. She has a habit of lying about doing her Read More...
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From the Archives: Losing teeth, Wonder Woman, Lucky Charms, bunny ears, and crocodile Easters.
December 17, 2012 7:22 PM by Devon Alley
In these snippets from the archives, A. loses her first tooth, demonstrates a love of Wonder Woman, wakes me up in an extremely adorable manner, wears bunny ears everywhere, and dances to Crocodile Rock. March 18th, 2005: A. lost her first tooth! Here's Read More...
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It's Not The End of the World After All
December 13, 2012 11:17 AM by Devon Alley
As I'd mentioned in previous entries, my daughter has been obsessing over the world ending on December 21st. She's been swept up in the Internet culture predicting the world's end as allegedly outlined in the Mayan calendar, and no amount of explanation Read More...
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From the Archives: I'll eat your eyes like peas!
December 6, 2012 8:05 PM by Devon Alley
In this entry from the archives, I delight in my daughter's macabre sense of humor, in addition to her correct usage of similes. February 28th, 2005: Last night, I took A. to see Sing Down The Moon , which was a play of Appalachian wonder tales for all Read More...
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Getting Ready for the Christmas Season
December 4, 2012 9:40 PM by Devon Alley
It's that time of year again -- that time of year where A. magically starts behaving like an angel, that time of year where A. asks over and over again, "So, do you think I've been good this year?" In December, A. tends to fret over her behavior for the Read More...
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