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Saturday, June 19, 2010

"A Unique Autism Awareness Card" : brought to you by, S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom

Going out in Public with Boo Bear can be difficult.So I decided to enlighten People:) MY AUTISM CARD: Whether they are Curious or Just Plain Rude.


"Occupational Therapy & Autism"Photos: brought to you by, S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom

Occupational,Music, and Speech Therapy have been a weekly outing since Dustin was diagnosed with autism at the age of 15mos. I can't express enough how helpful it has been to retreiving what we could of our baby boy. Considering he had some speech, eye contact, on target mile stones and then to have all of that diminish before your eyes only to have your son only say "MMMMM' sounds, no eye contact, and very sentitive to touch & sounds. I had plenty of "Mommy Crashes" thoughout the years but I stayed consistant. Detemination was the only word for me; regardless. It's been a LONG up & down adventure, but soooo worth the wait. We've still got a long way to go. But he does talk now, it's still hard to conversate, but that's ok we're working on that. We NOW have eve contact, hugs are no longer painful, and it still brings tears/smile when Boo Bear says "Mommy" ot "I love You". There were times I felt hopeless, but you have to hang in there. Hard work and consistancy WILL be REWARDING.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Autism Fascination with VCR Cleaning Tape Drawings, (FYI) while he is NOT watching it.

Dustin Loves to Draw, only these are some of the things you would see. Drawings are always random.

"Peg Board & Autism?" Pictures: brought to you by, S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom

What Dustin likes to do with a Peg Board.Found him doing this one day.

"Is Nickelodeon A HUGE part of your Life too?"Pictures: brought to you by, S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom

The Nick Jr Phase is SOOOOO much worse than Barney ever was:)

It all started out just fine. You know every child really goes
crazy for thier favorite show, animal,etc. Well I thought Barney
was bad. I couldn't be more wrong. Welcome to MY WORLD:)
A World where a Mom can think that keeping a big box for her
son to play in is perfectly fine. He can explore his imagination,
Right? I figure when the box is worn out; I'll just throw it
away......no big deal:) Only, our Boo Bear has not once played
in the box. Instead, he created a Nick Jr Shrine.
He is TRULY AMAZING! He even taped Nick Jr icons
that he made out of Playdoe. That took a lot of tape (LOL)
Other pictures are ones he drew & cut out.....he decorated this by his
creative hands alone:)
This is my favorite out of all of Dusin's unique forms of expressions.
Socks have to be hidden now too. Or else they become Dustin's
"NICK JR SOCKS" as he would say.