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By Judy Blake on 2/26/2014 2:40 PM
Just when I think I have a handle on Ryan's teachers, he throws me for a loop.  While he has most of the teachers for the second semester, there are a couple of classes that have different teachers.  Some of the classes are only one semester classes.
By Judy Blake on 1/16/2014 5:11 PM
With so many sad stories about the decay of humanity, how wonderful to hear about the kindness of others.  By now, a lot of people have heard about the heartwarming story of a mother traveling on a plan with her three year old daughter who has autism.  A bit nervous about the plane ride since she never quite knows how her child will behave, it can be stressful for parents.  Even if your child does not have special needs, flying can be exhausting!  
By Judy Blake on 1/13/2014 8:01 PM
Like millions of others in this world, I enjoy watching celebrity award ceremonies.  I'm not one to watch them for 3-4 hours but catching bits and pieces is fun.  The dresses, hairstyle, jewelry - always something beautiful to see.  
By Judy Blake on 1/7/2014 1:39 PM
Finding friends is difficult for a lot of kids on the autistic spectrum.  Some kids can be sociable but socially inappropriate.  Other kids may not want to be sociable at all and perfectly content by themselves.  Ryan is usually the non-sociable type but there are those times when he is outgoing and asks whatever is on his mind.
By Judy Blake on 1/3/2014 4:23 PM
In the true spirit of the holiday season, it's very important to think of others.  It doesn't matter to me that I don't celebrate Christmas.  It's a time of year when I think of those who do celebrate it.  I've explained to Ryan that there are many people who are less fortunate and won't have any gifts to open.  Isn't it wonderful if we can brighten their day and make the holiday special for them?
By Judy Blake on 12/29/2013 2:40 PM
As much as I wish Ryan did not watch Family Guy, I doubt that's going to happen anytime soon.  It can be funny at times but in general, it's not one of my favorite shows.  But when there is a Family Guy marathon and I want to spend time with him, I'm stuck watching it.

By Judy Blake on 12/9/2013 2:00 PM
How many times have we seen the Batman movies?  I'm not referring to the old versions but the movies that began with Michael Keaton.  Between Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale - I can't even tell you - it has been that many.  Over and over - pick a channel and there is a Batman movie.  Great news for Ryan!
By Judy Blake on 12/1/2013 4:57 PM
When I was on the phone the other night, I interrupted my call to tell Ryan he needed to take a shower.  The person I was talking to felt that he shouldn't have to be reminded.  At 18 years old, he shouldn't have to be told to take a shower, brush his teeth or anything else related to proper hygiene.  He should know by now.   In some respects, she was right.  She made the remarks out of love - I understood where she was coming from.
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.
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