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By Judy Blake on 11/26/2013 12:15 PM
I am SO grateful to the people I meet who are understanding of Ryan and his issues.  I'm not making excuses for when Ryan does something impulsive or speaks inappropriately.  I constantly remind him about personal space, facial expressions, tone of voice and listening skills.  But sometimes, they just go out the window.  
By Judy Blake on 11/19/2013 11:55 AM
I think we can all tend to be creatures of habit.  In my world, Ryan's habits are so ingrained that when something changes, he is beside himself.  Recently, I went to my neighborhood McDonald's to get a late night snack.  Yes - I feed my son fast food and he manages just fine.  I was working late and since he'd had an early dinner, I called to see if he wanted anything.  Of course, the answer was yes.
By Judy Blake on 11/8/2013 1:05 PM
That's something I hear quite often with Ryan.  He won't eat something because of the way it smells, looks, feels or just doesn't "sound" like he would like it.  He loves macaroni and cheese these days.  At this point, it's out of the box - many thanks to Kraft!
By Judy Blake on 11/3/2013 4:49 PM
In the never ending search to find activities and peer groups for Ryan, I've found another one.  I don't know why I didn't think of them before and wished I had.  I guess everything happens when it's supposed to. I just wonder why sometimes I don't think of them sooner.
By Judy Blake on 10/22/2013 12:31 PM
Anyone who knows me is well aware that I've worked hard at teaching my kids proper manners.  It could pertain to manners during conversation, at the kitchen table, in a restaurant or anywhere they're called for.  But what do you do when your child's way of doing things supersedes the need for proper etiquette?
By Judy Blake on 10/14/2013 2:15 PM
Keeping up on current events is important for anyone.  Even though Ryan may not understand the details, it's very important that he knows what is going on in the U.S. and internationally.  One of his classes actually discusses current events and his assignment is to report something every Friday. It can be about anything which is wonderful because he's not limited to any specific topic.
By Judy Blake on 10/8/2013 11:52 AM
I'm the first consumer who welcomes new ways of packaging and promoting their products.  While I may not be interested in many of them, some are quite useful.  Crystal Light came out with a liquid and you just squirt it into your water bottle.  Very handy and easy to use.  The individual powder packets were okay but this is much better because you can easily use just enough liquid for your individual taste.  I only use the liquid but once or twice a month but when I do, it's great.
By Judy Blake on 9/30/2013 12:00 PM
Ryan is taking a culinary class and the latest assignment was to select a chef that you liked.  Students had to answer specific questions about them such as their education, why they wanted to be a chef, their specialty, etc.  In looking on the internet, none of the chefs interested Ryan.  No surprise to me because he had no connection to them.  
By Judy Blake on 9/5/2013 8:29 PM
I took Ryan to services to celebrate the Jewish New Year.  I've always said that every child or adult should always be welcome as a member of the congregation.  I'm sure that Ryan could care less if he went to services but it's something I've always instilled in him.  I'm sure there is not a clear understanding on his part of what is being read.  It's the experience of being with others to celebrate an important holiday that is important to me.
By Judy Blake on 8/21/2013 1:12 PM
Another joy of the internet for Ryan - he is reminded of places that he hasn't visited in ages.  He sees an ad and remembers how much he enjoyed eating there.  Restaurants are a HUGE part of Ryan's world.  It's a good thing he's not looking for lobster or filet - that's not quite in my budget. Typically, he's searching for hamburgers, hot dogs or chicken tenders.
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