Taking the Scenic Route

Savoring the Journey


Terms & Acronyms for Autism that you see a lot in my posts

Local Resources
If you live in the Wichita, Kansas area, there is a local parent’s support group you can sign up for. We have both parent’s night out and playgroup meetups. It is a great group for support, information, resources, venting and just letting loose and being goofy in an accepting environment.

Nuts and Bolts of Visual Supports
Making PECs Style Cards
PECs Cards to download (coming soon)
Making Visual Schedules (coming soon)
Visual Schedules to download (coming soon)
Making Visual To Do Lists, Routines (coming soon)
To Do Lists, Routines to download (coming soon)
Making Social Stories (coming soon)
Social Stories to download (coming soon)

Some of my writing on Autism
Zane’s story (as of July 2008)
So, I think my child has Autism, now what?

Other’s writing on Autism.
Dr. Strangetalk or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Echolalia by MOM-NOS

Activism/Publicity we have done
Heartspring article: Beyond the Label
Videos of News Coverage

Journal Articles
Gestalt imagery: A critical factor in language comprehension by Nanci Bell (full text in PDF)
Stimulating Basic Recall in Hyperlexic Students Using the Visualizing/Verbalizing Program by Stephen Truch

  • Zane's age

  • Zane is 18 years and 26 days old
  • Zora's age

  • Zora is 14 years and 30 days old
  • Random Quote

  • Homeschool parent’s primer:

    Anyone who is more attentive to their child than I am is a “hover mother”.

    Anyone who is less attentive is selfish and neglectful.

    Anyone who imposes more rules on kids than we do is rigid and power tripping.

    Anyone who imposes less is spoiling the kids and being a doormat.

    Any homeschoolers who use more structure and curriculum than we do are control freaks.

    Any who use less are irresponsible.

    Any kid older than mine is “old enough to know better”.

    Until mine is that age, then “he’s just too little to know better”.
    — Kelly, from SM, a message board

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