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financial supports for disabled people in Canada

Financial supports for disabled people in Canada and their families

One of the things I have been most frustrated with in terms of trying to access services and supports for my autistic children is the lack of a ‘one stop shop’ for information. It’s not that the information isn’t out there, it’s that there is so much of it – wading through it all to […]

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day of pink

5 reasons why the boys and I supported the International Day of Pink

  April 9th is the international Day of Pink, so yesterday the boys and I wore pink shirts. Well, to be exact, I wore a shirt that had a lot of pink in it – best my wardrobe could come up with at short notice. If you’re not familiar with Day of Pink, it started in 2007 […]

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Love not fear

Love not fear – Perfect love casts out all fear

    This is over a month late. (You’ll hear that a lot with respect to upcoming posts.) I had this one drafted and ready to publish on February 14th as part of the Love Not Fear flashblog. There’s some genuinely heartwarming posts over there so go give them a read if you haven’t already. […]

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one pot meals

Easy, cheap, one-pot meals

  I know what you’re thinking – SBKM is not a food blog! You’re right, it’s not and I’m not planning to turn it into one either, but I’ve been experimenting with some one-pot meals this winter and a number of my friends have asked for recipes so I thought, hey, why not put them […]

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Ice Storm Toronto 2013

  Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. It’s been a while since I’ve posted – firstly because a truly awful stomach virus felled all of us for a week. Recovering (SO. MUCH. LAUNDRY.) and getting ready for the holidays then sucked up all of my time. Once […]

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I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay

Helping an AAC user learn new vocabulary

  As regular readers know, Owen is working hard with the AAC app Proloquo2Go and is doing very well. How am I helping my AAC user to learn new vocabulary? Well, I thought I might share some practical things I’m doing that might be useful to those of you who are always looking for ideas […]

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Things my autistic kids love: Swimming. Or, how we’re going beyond requesting with AAC

  I’ve previously shared with you how much Owen and Oliver love public transit and books and I had planned for some time that the next post in the series would be about swimming. An added bonus arose this week when implementing my plan to use the things Owen loves as a way to go […]

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Why are so many people mad at Autism Speaks right now?

  I had a few comments on my Facebook page today wondering why I was posting links to blogs protesting against what Autism Speaks is currently doing, so I thought I’d write a quick primer. The problem with Autism Speaks I’ve written before about why I don’t support this organization. Boiled down to headings the […]

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Owen using Grace App for AAC

Autism and AAC: Five things I wish I had known

  In the title of this post I’ve linked autism and AAC for a specific reason. A lot of the points here are equally applicable to people who have a different disability but my argument in this particular post is for ALL autistic people to have access to AAC, regardless of whether they can speak. […]

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Things My Autistic Kids Love: Books

  I had drafted this post before we moved house as a guest blog for another site. As they decided not to run it, I’m sharing it here as one of my ‘Things my autistic kids love’ posts. My autistic kids love books and that’s a good thing, not something that needs to be suppressed. […]

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