Mama Be Good: Autism and Parent Narratives: Why Words Matter


What a great post on the power of words! I feel that this post can speak to everyone regardless of your situation. Give it a read and let me know your thoughts!

http://mamabegood.blogspot.com/2012/07/changing-public-discourse-about-autism.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MamaBeGood+%28Mama+Be+Good%29&m=1

Independent living skills for children on the Autism Spectrum | Autism Spectrum Whats Normal


Continuing my quest to find useful information for families with ASD members, this article reiterates the importance on providing structure in their lives that will benefit them in the future. Take a read:

a href=”http://autismspectrumwotsnormal.com/autismspectrum/independent-living-skills-children-autism-spectrum/”>http://autismspectrumwotsnormal.com/autismspectrum/independent-living-skills-children-autism-spectrum/

As Autistic Population Grows, So Does Need For Jobs | The Autism News


This title rings so true!  Like all things, once you realize that the diagnosis is “real” in your child’s life, you need to find ways of addressing the issue on many levels.  Unfortunately, our kids won’t stay young forever, so this is definitely an issue that needs to be
addressed.

http://theautismnews.com/2012/04/13/as-autistic-population-grows-so-does-need-for-jobs/

I’ve moved!


No, not the blog site, my home site!  Wow, moving ain’t no joke, but I’m not complaining. I’ve moved into MY first house. I emphasize “my” because this time around my name is the only one on the deed. Don’t worry, there’s no ex husband bashing getting ready to happen, just the opposite, I have a tremendous sense of pride making this dream happen on my own. The mountains I’ve climbed and the rivers I swam across are for another post, but the sense of accomplishment I felt when signing the deed are meant to be shared now.

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These past two weeks have been spent  packing, unpacking, furniture deliveries, appliance deliveries, change of address forms, school updates, and countless other “to do” items and I feel great!

Moving to a new home  also allows me to reminence about where I’ve come from. Not that I came from some dark, dreary, gothic type of existence, but I have had to “adjust” a living environment that fit my means (and that was a lesson I learned the hard way)!  Fast forward to present day, I’ve come out of my trials and tribulations financially educated, no visible scars, and more aware of working with what I have to get the things I need.

I didn’t want to take up too much of your time today, I just wanted to share……April 19th was a great day and I’m back on track with blogging. 

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The Macmamachronicles

Breaking the Digital Glass Ceiling as a Young Black Woman in Tech | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0.


It’s always great to read articles relating to support of our “sisters in science, technology, engineering and math”. STEM programs have been around for a few years, but the below article displays the benefit of mentorship. Take a read:

http://www.betabeat.com/2012/04/12/breaking-the-digital-glass-ceiling-as-a-young-black-woman-in-tech/

TV, Video Games, and ADHD – ADHD Center – EverydayHealth.com


I believe that too much television/video games are BAD…..period! The votes from the link below are split on whether viewing too much TV and playing video games attribute to ADHD. I know from personal experience that the repetitive motion involved with video game play seem to soothe my asperger son. The challenge comes with constantly reminding him the difference between fantasy and reality. His “what if” scenarios almost always involve one of the characters from a game in a real life situation. That’s my point of view, what are your thoughts?

http://www.everydayhealth.com/adhd/experts-tuning-into-adhd.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthChildrensHealth_20120411

Anita Borg!


I love when I discover a new site that speaks to me! In the overwhelming realm known as the Internet, to know that the mere mention of a word or phrase can lead to endless amounts of information is mind-blowing, awesome, magical! Here’s a great site for women in technical fields.

http://anitaborg.org/news/archive/women-and-work-life-balance-determining-your-needs-and-values/