Monthly Archives: June 2011

Technology

When we started an autism program for Adrian we started with a PECS board his Special Education teacher had made for home use. Then I started looking into the ipod touch. We bought an iPod touch and then I found a website that had a lot of useful information about apps that I will list below. Read the rest of this entry

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Genetic testing

Two years ago in 2009 we started our journey for diagnosis by doing genetic testing. This is the story of what we found.

When I told our pediatrician that we wanted to find out if Adrian had autism he said Susan I have seen other children with autism throughout my career and if Adrian is autistic he would be high functioning. I did not argue with that, but knew something was not right and if this was it Adrian, my husband and myself had the right to know.
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Adrian’s dad

Taken from my Wonderful Things post: Loves being with his dad finally! That’s a story for another post. Here is that story:

We had had a child almost three years earlier a daughter we named Jade Noelle. She was a spectacularly normal child. I expected for Adrian to have the same ease as his sister had had. I swear now that by two weeks old (probably sooner) Adrian knew there was a difference between his dad and I. Something made our sweet baby son howl every time his dad came near.
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Theater

This weekend we attempted our first theater outing in one + years.

Right before Adrian was diagnosed with Autism I attempted to take his sister and him to see Alice in Wonderland at a two room theater. This was Adrian’s first time at this particular theater. I thought it would be okay because it was so small. I should have known better. Read the rest of this entry

Adrian doing one of his favorite activities. Luxor online ;)

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