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Tales from the Butt

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Kimberly Lusiak Ketcham
Adam’s artwork: a cardinal on a snowy tree branch with snow falling Not too long ago, I picked my son, Adam, up from his beloved weekly art class. Heart And Mind, I Wish, Love Of My Life, Photo Credit, Sons, About Me Blog, Asd, Hilarious, Parenting

To the Mom Who Asked If I Wish My Son Didn't Have Autism

A powerful response.

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A Letter to My Son’s…and My Daughter’s IEP

Hi There! It’s me again… It’s been a while since I’ve actually opened both of you. Maybe it’s because I have you memorized like the back of my hand. Or maybe, it’…

And Suddenly, He’s 13 Plexus Diet, Plexus Ambassador, Always Tired, Stop Eating, Plexus Products, Health Remedies, Suddenly, Fun Workouts, Allergies

And Suddenly, He’s 13

Adam is 13 today. I now have 3 teenagers. I have to continually repeat this to myself for I often wonder how the heck this happened so quickly. But then again, the time that it took to get here s…

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My Hores are Moaning

Adam’s first week of middle school with is complete. Adam navigated his first 5 days without a glitch. 5 days down, 171 to go. I’m currently sitting on the sofa, writing, and breathing…

A mother reflects on homecoming dances, prom, and first dates for her son on the autism spectrum who is now a teenager. Homecoming Dance, Autism Spectrum, Suddenly, Sons, How To Become, Shit Happens, Teenagers, Repeat, Poetry

And Suddenly, He’s 13

Adam is 13 today. I now have 3 teenagers. I have to continually repeat this to myself for I often wonder how the heck this happened so quickly. But then again, the time that it took to get here s…

Martin Heidegger and Günther Anders on Technology: On Ray Kurzweil, Fritz Lang, and Transhumanism Math Jokes, Science Jokes, Math Humor, Science Geek, Science Activities, Math Cartoons, Math Comics, Funny Math, Nerd Humor

It’s Really Just Your ‘Best Guess’

Yesterday, I ran into an acquaintance, whom I haven’t seen in a while. We exchanged polite conversation for a few moments and then her expression changed. Her voice became quiet …

Special needs parenting is like looking both ways before you cross the street only to get hit by an airplane I Love Someone, Apraxia, Sensory Processing, Special Needs, Raising Kids, What Is Like, Suddenly, Kids And Parenting, Perspective

Suddenly, I Have Perspective

I was recently presented with a question: What is your autism super power? I immediately answered: Perspective From the second that Adam took his first breath, I had this feeling deep in my gut tha…

Last week, Adam re-entered private speech therapy, for probably the 5th time his short life. This time, however, it was a bit tougher for me to explain to him for unlike the other 4 times, he start… Private Speech, Speech Therapy, Fun Ideas, About Me Blog, Times, This Or That Questions, Speech Pathology, Speech Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology

To Comprehend or Not To Comprehend….the Ongoing Question

Last week, Adam re-entered private speech therapy, for probably the 5th time his short life. This time, however, it was a bit tougher for me to explain to him, for unlike the other 4 times, he star…

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Raspberry Iced Tea, an “Epic” Pillow Fight, Ke$ha and a Box of Tampons….

It’s been an exciting weekend. My middle son, Alex’s baseball team won their Fall Ball league championship. The team has only played together for 5 weeks and they ended their season und…

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A mother reflects on homecoming dances, prom, and first dates for her son on the autism spectrum who is now a teenager. Homecoming Dance, Autism Spectrum, Suddenly, Sons, How To Become, Shit Happens, Teenagers, Repeat, Poetry

Reflections as My Son on the Autism Spectrum Becomes a Teenager

"My son, Adam, is 13 today. I now have three teenagers. I have to continually repeat this to myself for I often wonder how the heck this happened so quickly."

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Don’t Judge a Book…

Autism. They say not to judge a book by it’s cover. Maybe that’s why it took so long to diagnose Adam’s autism. Adam’s cover didn’t look like autism. Maybe if he regre…

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A Compliment. Brought to You By Autism

Since when did they start calling numbers ‘integers’?? Why can’t they just be called numbers? I helped him with math tonight. Apparently ‘we’ got half of his homework…

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This is My Sign

It’s been a while since I’ve posted; partly because it’s been quite a summer with my youngest and very colorful child. This is an entirely different topic, and once school is FINA…

A hair salon honored Kimberly Ketcham’s son, Adam, and individuals like him by raising money to support autism research. Seizure Disorder, Autism Research, Seizures, Autism Awareness, How To Raise Money, Our Life, Disorders, Sons, About Me Blog

When My Son’s Seizure Brought Sudden Changes in Our Lives

A mother explains how key moments in the life of her son with a seizure disorder happen suddenly.