Posts Tagged ‘365 days of autism’


day 26/365 days of autism

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This spinning top given to the boys by my Oma has everything an autistic child could want in a toy. Cause and effect, spinning, lights, calming seaside noises and parts inside that move. Dom could watch it spin for hours. view the 365 days of autism album


day 25/365 days of autism

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We recently discovered that since Dom’s last surgery, to remove the granuloma tissue (scar tissue) that had formed above his stoma, his trache tube sits much higher than it used to. This means that Dom can now wear crew neck t-shirts. And doesn’t he look ever so cool with his haircut (now that’s a story [...]


day 24/365 days of autism

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Dom has loved the moving process. Every box has become something to climb into or something to climb over. His OT and PT would be very proud of all the gross motor work he has been doing lately. view the 365 days of autism album


day 23/365 days of autism

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We’ve started a sensory box. It’s simply a box of all Dom’s favourite things; A box that is accumulating more and more items by the day. Most of the items make noise but there are also things that spin, flash, or float. It amazes me that although Dom is auditory defensive to very loud or [...]


day 22/365 days of autism

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Ay ee ay ee ay I’m your little butterfly Green, black and blue Make the colors in the sky We purchased this butterfly from the street fair we took the boys to, thinking it would be a great sensory toy to add to Dom’s ever growing collection of things that spin, float, light up, make [...]


day 21/365 days of autism

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Just look at the cheeky grin on that angelic face. Some days it’s just so hard to be mad at him, even when he’s making puddles on the freshly mopped kitchen floor. I’m ok with that. view the 365 days of autism album


day 20/365 days of autism

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Dom loves anything that moves in a circular motion. It’s amazing how many things we use in our everyday life that move in this way. Having a child on the spectrum really opens your eyes to a whole new world, one that would otherwise pass you by. Everywhere we go now our attention is immediately [...]


day 19/365 days of autism

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One of Dom’s favourite snack foods is sultanas.  On this particular occasion he had lined them all up first, and was eating them one by one while staring out the window. I ran to grab my camera and managed to get back just in time to capture him in the moment. view the 365 days of [...]


day 18/365 days of autism

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One of those rare moments when Dom wakes up cuddly. view the 365 days of autism album


day 17/365 days of autism

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Many years ago, before I was a parent, I did a stint as a Santa photographer. Now that I’m a parent, I often reflect on how much importance some parents put on achieving the perfect Santa photo. It’s easy to become focused on how lovely it  is for friends and family to see your child perfectly [...]