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Autism in the blogs

13th April 2008

Autism in the blogs

Sarah Ariella wrote a great post on IEP process and the problems faced when dealing with the education of her son.  I could identify with a LOT of it.  I think the biggest, most discouraging, thing I could identify with is the overall attitude of unwillingness to see the gifts and strengths, nor the desire to put in the effort to really push ds.  I don’t think it is everybody, and I don’t think it is limited to just SN kids, but it was there.  I knew what it felt like to have people push him and recognize who he is because I was getting that at WSU and Heartsprings.  It is intangible, but probably the single most important thing for any child in their education. 

Fee has a neat post about Bedeism, and instead of leaving a blog in her comments, I thought I would share some Zaneisms, also computer related.  (no surprise, since both Bede and Zane are accomplished on the computer) 

“Next Level” - means he wants to do something again, usually also means he wants to modify it some way or make it more challenging.
“2 Player!” (or 3 player, 4 player, ect) – means he wants you to play a game with him
“click on it” – means “look at that” or to press some button
In a funny coincidence (probably heavily influenced by parents who buy candy on clearance sales) the day she posted about Bede wanting a “J” candy cane, Zane was bugging us all day for “stick candy”, which we finally determined was the stick candy canes we have up in the shelves.


“Oops!  Try Again!” is said with the same intonation by both boys…we figured out it comes from an educational internet site they both like (when I think of the name of the site, I will add it, but I am having a brain fart right now)

Examples of Functional Echolalia. 

KAKE, the local ABC affiliate, did finally post his video in their video links.  (on the right side of the page, but will probably have to scroll to see it if you don’t see it right away.

This entry was posted on Sunday, April 13th, 2008 at 9:07 PM and is filed under Autism, Autistic Life, Clicky, Echolalia, Friends, In the News, Language Development. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

There are currently 4 responses to “Autism in the blogs”

  1. 1 On April 14th, 2008, Anonymous said:

    Oh yes, I forgot “Oops! Try again!”

    Great stuff.

  2. 2 On April 14th, 2008, Anonymous said:

    @feebeeglee - Oh yeah!  We were talking about that!  I will have to add it.

  3. 3 On April 14th, 2008, Anonymous said:

    ROFL – when my kids are playing a game like tag or “wrestling” and someone needs to say something, instead of “time out” they say “pause it!”

  4. 4 On September 26th, 2008, Carrie said:

    I LOVE the Zaneisms! I miss him……and all of you. I hope things are great.

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