Tag Archives: autism

Top Five OTA Gems

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As an occupational therapy assistant (OTA), I find myself doing my best to help parents through tricky times in their lives.  You read my blog….I, obviously, don’t have all the answers all the time.  But I do find myself giving out these five tidbits over and over again.  No, they don’t have to do with […]

He Hit Me.

It was that terrible hour before bed.  The hour where I proclaim all electronics are off limits and my children must use their toys or their imagination or both, oh the horrors. Brian needed a shower and he begrudgingly entered the bathroom, still on the cusp of being angry over the no-electronics lock-down. We’ve been […]

In 2015, I Resolve To…

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I gave up making New Years Resolutions a few years ago because, well because I never stick to them.  But I’m gonna give it another go.  I’m not going to say that I’ll stop procrastinating or I’ll be more organized, because after 32 years of living like this, it’s not gonna change…. So this year, […]

You Never Get More Than You Can Handle, Ha.

Life truly isn't always this perfect-looking.

Life isn’t always the pretty posed family portrait in front of the red door with a wreath. Sometimes, it’s ugly and not fun. Thankfully those are just moments in the bigger picture of a pretty great life. Just in case, you thought I had it all together and you were wondering why you didn’t- never fear, I don’t. Here’s a glimpse of one of those very real afternoons/evenings where nothing goes right.

The OTA’s Gift Guide for Children on the Spectrum

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Stumped on what to get your little one on the spectrum for Christmas? Look no further! Years of experience as a Mom, first and foremost, and as an occupational therapy assistant has helped me narrow down my top twelve gifts for Christmas this year!

Social Story: Moving to a New Home

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As I’ve mentioned previously we are getting ready to move to our new home! We brought both boys to the house soon after our offer was accepted last month.  Brian was so confused and upset.  The previous owners were still living in the house at that time and he really wanted to get into all […]

What’s Your Super Power?

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“So, what’s his super power?” I have seriously been asked that question about a half dozen times.  Granted it’s been a few years since the last time, and I hope that is a representation of autism awareness growing. Sometimes people have seen Rain Man one too many times and think they know autism.  Or they […]