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Thumper Reads!

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Thumper is what I call “functionally nonverbal,” which is a term I use for him.  It means that he can respond to questions verbally, and it has gotten clearer and easier, but it takes a lot of work because speaking is not a default function for him. But Thumper can read. He just started sight-reading […]



Little Fishies

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Tad is progressing very well in swimming lessons – to the point that he is actually on the final “level” of lessons.  His teacher is confident that he’s very close to finishing what they can teach him. I am worried about transitioning him out of swimming lessons, honestly – they are so much more than […]



Doing Our Bit For Autism Training

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

I always wonder, every time I get an email from the research programs at the Autism Center, if they will get tired of always seeing the boys do these demonstrations.  Well, apparently the answer is “no,” because we keep getting callbacks to participate. This time, both Tad and Thumper were asked to participate in an […]



Thumper Does A Tech Demo

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

“Obachan, this is how you iPad.” Thumper, after all the Easter hoopla was over, was happy just hanging out with his great-grandmother, showing her his Todo Math app, and demonstrating how to use it. As Obachan said to me, “He’s teaching me math.” It was so adorable because not only do they love each other, […]