Author Archives: Jenn

January 12, 2011…Up Close

So yesterday I noticed all these bruises on my inner thighs. Dark ones that really looked like they hurt. And when I stuck my finger in them, they did. I couldn’t figure out what in the world I’d done to get them. And nope, it definitely wasn’t that. By today I’d completely forgotten about them until I entered Jakob’s Son-Rise ... Read More »

January 8, 2011…Lights On!!

My favorite picture from this Christmas…Jakob and my Dad. They both like Jakob’s new hat…a lot. There are approximately 4000 lights on in my house right now. If you count all the Christmas lights, I’m not kidding. “Lights on” is a phrase heard frequently in our home. I don’t remember exactly when it started but it’s been at least since ... Read More »

January 3, 2011…Noooo, One Butt…

Don’t know where he gets his sense of humor… Nothing is funnier to him than fibbing. He will point to a blue book, say “orange” then look at me and grin. He just waits for me to dramatically say “nooo, that’s not orange”. Then he laughs and says, “that’s blue”. He’s doing this with everything. What time he’s gonna take ... Read More »

December 31, 2010…I Say It’s Fun…

So I made a deal with the boss back in October that I would post two journal entries every week starting in January. Since it’s only December 31, I guess this one doesn’t count. But I was feeling a little inspired so here I am. Safe to say that inspiration to write hasn’t been a familiar feeling for me lately. ... Read More »

GO!!!

Ohio Son-Rise Program Scholarship Fund. Currently it has a significant amount available for scholarships and financial aid for Ohio families who qualify with financial challenges wanting to go to the Autism Treatment Center of America for Son-Rise Programs. There is a Son-Rise Program Start-Up the week of December 5-10. Go to www.autismtreatment.org for information about The Son-Rise Program and the ... Read More »

In the playroom…

Have I ever posted playroom video? Well…here’s some from last week. This is Susan, our Son Rise Outreach Facilitator playing with Jakob. This video features two of Jakob’s favorites things right now…negotiating what time we’re gonna do things (going upstairs in this exchange) and “4 big fingers on my nose/up close/wave”…you’ll see what I’m talking about…so silly and so flippin ... Read More »

This Saturday…

2010 Autism Expo The 5th Annual Autism Expo is less than a week away!!! You won’t want to miss this great FREE event!! No need to register!! Just drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We will see you on Saturday!!!” We are celebrating our 5th Anniversary of the Annual FREE Autism Expo. We would love if you ... Read More »

They’ve Come Up With A Name For It…

Without a doubt, I have experienced several of these symptoms and I know of more than a few other Moms who have as well. I knew I was becoming more Autistic :)… Beware of MASK syndrome Lisa Barrett Mann, M.S.Ed. Have you noticed any of these symptoms recently: • Irritability? • Hyper-vigilance? • Repetitive speech? • Avoidance of social interaction? ... Read More »

Laughing at Myself…

I’m Autistic too. I’ve dug in my heels and I’m saying “no” to everything. No to straightening the house. No to organizing stuff. No to managing or taking care of anything. Big fat no’s everywhere. It’s a long list. I like it. Thanks, Jakob for showing me how to say no to things I just don’t feel like doing right ... Read More »