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From Inside the Puzzle: Raising a Child with Autism Blog

Stim and Let Stim
April 29, 2013 10:01 PM by Devon Alley
A. wanders through the house, talking loudly to herself, performing skits in her head, sometimes even yelling and shouting the parts, using strange squeaky voices for the different characters in whatever playlet she is enacting. If you ask her what she's Read More...
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From the Archives: Germany Wrap-Up
April 26, 2013 6:24 AM by Devon Alley
In this entry from the archives, A. and I wrap up our last days in Germany, and prepare to "return to English." July 28th, 2006: Well, I have about 36 hours left to spend in Germany. Despite the lack of air conditioning, I am really going to miss it. Read More...
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From the Archives: Exploring Aachen, Berlin, the Eifel, and the North Sea
April 18, 2013 12:55 PM by Devon Alley
In this entry from the archives, as we continued our summer trip to Germany, A. and I explored many different cities, and she even made a fast friend despite the language barrier. July 16th, 2006: I'm totally behind in relating my adventures, so I don't Read More...
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Surprising Me Every Day
April 17, 2013 6:00 AM by Devon Alley
Recently, it seems as if A. has matured a great deal on an emotional level. The other day, as we were pulling out of the driveway to go to school, she realized that she'd forgotten to pack her drawing notebook. In the past, such a realization would lead Read More...
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From the Archives: Adventures in Germany, Part One of Many
April 15, 2013 9:22 PM by Devon Alley
In the summer of 2006, I took my daughter to Germany to visit with my dear friend Susanne, who'd been with me when A. was born. We spent about six weeks exploring cities like Aachen, Cologne, and Berlin, and it was fascinating to watch A. adapt to an Read More...
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A Jolly Personality
April 12, 2013 6:01 AM by Devon Alley
There are so many things my daughter does that complete surprise and delight me, but the evolution of her sense of humor and comedy is definitely one of the big ones. A week or so ago, we were visiting with family, and for some reason, A. was inspired Read More...
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From the Archives: Angels in Greene County
April 9, 2013 10:53 AM by Devon Alley
In this entry from the archives, I share one of my favorite pictures of A. of all time. (Also, please be aware that this was long before I'd ever seen the "Don't Blink" episode of Doctor Who, so I didn't realize for many years how terrifying this picture Read More...
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Look At The World Through Her Eyes
April 2, 2013 8:41 PM by Devon Alley
Today is International Autism Awareness Day. Because of this, people are wearing blue, sharing posts on social media sites, and I follow a number of people who both celebrate the day by "lighting it up blue" as well as people who criticize the day for Read More...
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