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By Judy Blake on 5/28/2012 7:29 PM
Sometimes that breakdown in communication can be so frustrating.  Show me the mother of a teenager who is having trouble telling his mother what he needs and I'll show you 20 mothers who are having trouble.  Show me the mother of a teenager with autism who is having trouble and I'll show you 60 mothers who are having trouble.  All teenagers can have their moments and have trouble explaining what they want.  But kids like Ryan have even more moments.
By Judy Blake on 5/22/2012 4:21 PM
When I called to check in Ryan, he told me that someone had called for Uncle Jeffrey.  My brother stayed with us for a week while receiving medical treatment and I figured that someone was calling in reference to that.  Since we have caller ID, I asked Ryan if he remembered which number it was.  Since he did, I asked him what the area code was.
By Judy Blake on 5/19/2012 3:39 PM
I just took Ryan to see "The Avengers".  What a fabulous movie!  We both loved it and it was so fun to take him.  As in any movie, I try not to sit too close to other people because he sometimes talks a lot during the movie or makes noises due to his Tourette Syndrome.  The movie was just about to start and we were in good shape.  There was no one directly in front of us or behind us.  There were people to the side of us a few seats over but I wasn't too concerned.  Then three boys came and sat directly in front of us.  Uh oh - I started to get a bit nervous.  Please don't think I'm ashamed of Ryan - this is not the case at all.  He has every right to be at the movies and I want him to enjoy the experience of the big screen and special effects.  But out of my courtesy to others, I do get nervous because he can be disruptive.
By Judy Blake on 5/13/2012 8:42 PM
I am so proud of Jason and Ryan!  They are such wonderful sons and I love being their mother. For Mother's Day, Jason got me the sweetest card about what an amazing mom I am.  He also bought me a cake that said "SUPER Mom"! It was so thoughtful and I was thrilled.

Ryan actually made a Mother's Day card at school.  This was quite unusual since he is in 10th grade but his Russian teacher had them make cards in Russian so the kids could read it to their mothers.  I thought that was a great idea.  Ryan is so adorable - he actually signed the card "From Ryan Blake".  I was laughing because he is my son and he signs it "From".  Adding his last name was even more funny.  Like I didn't know it was from Ryan, my son?
By Judy Blake on 5/6/2012 3:34 PM
Last night, I went to a fabulous gala for Dionysus Theatre.  This group is an amazing troupe of actors who have special needs but want to participate in theater.  Their special needs include physical disabilities, mental challenges and emotional challenges.  The students could not have been more gifted.
By Judy Blake on 4/26/2012 7:06 PM
Usually, I can figure out the hidden meaning or concern that Ryan has when he dwells on something.  He can't quite express it - even though he knows what is bothering him.  I'm not sure if he thinks I'll just eventually understand and put two and two together or thinks that I just always understand what he is thinking and why.  It can be so frustrating because he thinks he is making sense when he really isn't.
By Judy Blake on 4/9/2012 7:32 PM
One of Ryan's electives is guitar.  It's not as though he has ever played before but when it came to choosing electives, he decided to take it.  The teacher is wonderful with him and he seems to be enjoying the class.  For Ryan, that is.  I never quite know because he doesn't show a lot of enthusiasm for classes.  He knows he is supposed to go and that's what he does.
By Judy Blake on 4/7/2012 7:39 AM
We went out for Chinese food and since Ryan doesn't like that, I brought him a sandwich from Subway.  Lucky for me the restaurants are next door to each other and the manager has no problem with us bringing in food from an outside restaurant.
By Judy Blake on 4/2/2012 9:48 AM
The power of advertising!  Ryan is fascinated by this commercial and every time he sees it, he reminds me how wonderful the pan is.  The commercial tells you it's easier to clean and doesn't leave a mess!  What could be better?
By Judy Blake on 3/26/2012 7:33 AM
Ryan turns 17 years old today!  I am so proud of him!  He is so sweet, funny and soooooo Ryan!  He is finishing up his sophomore year in high school.  I remember when I went to visit the school when he was in 8th grade.  I cried because the school was so big and I was afraid he wouldn't make it.  We've had our problems but they have been worked out.  There are 3400+ students at the school and I was very scared he would get lost.  But with lots of practice, he finds his way around.
What a great summer!
Many thanks to Outback Steakhouse!!!!!
There are those moments in life.....
Another field trip made possible....
The chicken sandwich tragedy....
Name that teacher.....
How empathetic would you be?
Going home already?
Not bashful this time - make yourself at home....
Adopting??? What do you mean???
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