* The old me

cubI’m not talking about myself here.  I know how old I am.  But this young mom shares her encouragement after some years with Wild Willie.  He has autism and is growing into Winsome WIllie, after hard times for mom and dad.  Click here to read more and ask for help with your own wild one: The old me.

* Laughter is the best medicine 

Gotta love this post. It reminds us that our kids are not limited by early dire predictions, especially those pronounced over autistic kids. There’s a lot more than laughter in this post. Notice how this insightful mom uses her son’s interests both to engage him and help him accomplish meaningful tasks. She is a warrior for her boy!

Square Peg in a Round Hole

I’ve always said one thing is for sure about my little boy: he has the greatest sense of humor! Why? Because Jason and I are goofy people, and if you’re not having fun… what’s the point?

About a month ago at Willy’s IEP meeting, his entire team applauded Jason and I for raising a child with a great sense of humor. They noticed from the beginning that Willy loves to be silly, and share his silliness with others. They also noted that he loves to laugh, and that his laughter is contagious because it comes from the heart. I remember my reaction when they first said that in his meeting. It was something along the lines of, “well… yeah. Where a family that loves each other, and we’re a family that laughes together.”

But lately Willy has taken his sense of humor to a whole other level. For the past…

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