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Autism, Spring Break and the Buzz in the air

By McNall Mason (Max’s Mom)   It’s spring break. Things are going well. We’re in the middle of having a documentary made about us as part of the prize for winning the Brotherton Cadillac / KOMO4 Community Champion Award in January. We’ve been frantically working our lives around the film director’s schedule and trying to […]

Question: The single most important thing?

By McNall Mason (Max’s Mom)   Ok – so this wasn’t a question to me, this was a statement from someone else who emailed me, but I was so in agreement with them that I felt compelled to respond…   “I think the ability to make friends is the single most important thing that could […]

Question: Is Max on a special diet?

By McNall Mason (Max’s Mom)   I assume max is not on any type of special diet, but does he have specific foods he eats most of the time or some he avoids?   Max is not on a special diet. I didn’t feel that taking gluten and dairy out of his diet made a […]

NT People are Unfriendly, dontcha know?!

By McNall Mason (Max’s Mom)   I’m outright outraged by comments I saw on FaceBook referring to the teachers and staff at public schools and other NT people as “the unfriendlies”.   “Unfriendlies”, really?! What on earth kind of message is that delivering to people on the spectrum?   Dear Autistic Child,   All of […]

Two moms strategize autism part 6

By McNall Mason (Max’s Mom)   It sounds like you’re on a track similar to mine which happened to work for Max so hopefully it works for your son too. I have a couple things to add – and please disregard anything I say that doesn’t fit for you, I’m not an expert by any […]

Two Moms Talk About Autism Strategies part 5

By McNall Mason (Max’s Mom)   It sure sounds like we’ve been down a very similar road.   I too could not keep him in check when he was little for two reasons – I grew up with a hippie dad who didn’t have a lot of rules and encouraged questioning authority and I was […]

Two Moms strategize Autism Part 4

By McNall Mason (Max’s Mom)   From Me to Her…   Time and time again, in all of my conversations with Max about what helped him it becomes clearer and clearer that the foundation (pillars) of the bridge we’ve built for him (cuz that’s how I see it… a bridge between autism-land and NT-reality) is […]

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