Tag Archives: Pam Horton

It’s been a year!

Last year, on this day, we launched our granddaughter, Rory’s, book. If you missed all the hype, it is still available on Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Rorys-Story-Having-autistic-brother/dp/1508596328/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1459601739&sr=8-3&keywords=pam+horton  Of course, you can always get the book about our grandson, Connor, at Amazon.com as well.  http://www.amazon.com/Autism-Expressions-non-verbal-Pam-Horton/dp/1490979433/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459601739&sr=8-1&keywords=pam+hortonMostly … Continue reading

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Non verbal doesn’t mean not intelligent

As the grandmother of of a non-verbal 6yr old labeled with severe ASD, I am standing on the highest tree applauding this article, and the author, Philip Reyes! http://blog.theautismsite.com/nonverbal-intelligence-reyes/?utm_source=aut-autaware&utm_medium=social-fb&utm_term=020516&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=nonverbal-intelligence-reyes&origin=aut_autaware_social_fb_link_nonverbal-intelligence-reyes_020516 I tell people all the time, “I know he’s got it going on … Continue reading

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Interesting perspective on ABA therapy

During a recent conversation with our son, who has an autistic child.  He informed me that our grandson’s current ABA therapist did not believe a particular rigorous program I have been suggesting would be to his best interest.  Then I … Continue reading

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Autism Parenting Magazine

I did not know this even existed!  Sounds like a great resource…http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/They even have a Facebook Page…https://www.facebook.com/AutismParentingMagazine?fref=photoAs I often say, “Be aware. Be informed. See things differently. And enjoy the gift of a child.”

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A nice article about understanding and patience

This one will make you smile, or maybe cry, or even both…http://www.tickld.com/x/jaw/he-was-getting-prepared-to-defend-his-autistic-son

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Yoga poses can help calm a meltdown

If you recognize the signs that your child is becoming over frustrated and can get them to do these yoga poses before they are in full blown meltdown mode… this may calm them down and avoid stress for all involved…http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18351/5-kid-friendly-yoga-poses-to-help-your-child-avoid-a-meltdown.htmlMake … Continue reading

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Limiting television

This article showed up in the news this morning.  Very interesting about the effects of watching a lot of TV/Movies at a young age.http://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/toddler/0717/toddler-tv-time-may-put-kids-at-risk-of-bullying.aspx?xid=aol_wte-preg_36_20150713_&aolcat=HLT&icid=maing-grid7%7Cbon1-c%7Cdl13%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D1879473990This not only applies to ASD children, but to all children.  Although,many  children on the spectrum do … Continue reading

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The difference between a meltdown and a tantrum

Here is an interesting article, from theasutismsite.com, about the differences between a meltdown and a tantrum.  It offers possible triggers and suggestions to assist with calming a meltdown.  http://blog.theautismsite.com/tantrum-meltdown/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=autfan&utm_term=20150412&utm_campaign=5

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Author receives her copy of her book….

Seven year old, Rory Munt, co-authored a book with her grandmother.  After all, no one can tell “Rory’s Story, Having an autistic brother” quite like Rory, herself!  She was very happy to receive her printed copy!Being a good big sister, … Continue reading

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The companion book is finished!

My granddaughter, Rory, and I have completed her book.  “Rory’s Story, having an autistic brother” will be available in April.  Watch for  the Amazon.com link to be posted soon!

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Free book download!

I have not read this yet, but the American Health Review, Autism Strategies for Parents, and Dr. Phil are all saying positive things about “The Autism Answer“ – and you can download it for FREE.  Worth checking out!Get information about the … Continue reading

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He said my name!

No, this post is not national news, but it is wonderful news, just the same.Since Connor has started imitating, he is slowly becoming a tiny bit verbal.Those of you who have a non-verbal child/grandchild will completely understand my joy and … Continue reading

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A great new APP!

So excited to read about the SPEAKall App.  I will definitely check this out with my grandson.http://wlfi.com/2014/06/25/purdue-app-gives-kids-with-autism-their-own-voice/ We were playing a speaking game just last week… 

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Fact or Fiction

Did you see this informational/clarification post from Medical Daily?Worth the time to read!http://www.medicaldaily.com/autism-awareness-8-myths-and-realities-about-spectrum-disorder-281236

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It only takes a moment for a child to wander off

If you have a child that may wander off, here are some great tips from a blog posted on ColoradoMoms.com… http://coloradomoms.com/specialneeds/autism-and-wandering-off-six-tips-to-help-prevent-the-unthinkable/ 

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About potty training…

At yesterday’s Autism Expo, in Raleigh, I spoke with a couple different experts about one of the current challenges for our grandson…. potty training.They both recommended the same book!  Toilet Training in Less Than a Day by Azrin & Foxx.I … Continue reading

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Organized surroundings can help!

Great ideas in this article from Autism Daily News!http://www.autismdailynewscast.com/organizing-for-autism-change-your-space-to-increase-functional-communication/7133/alixstrickland/

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Good news for parents of “flight risk” ASD children

If you have been contemplating a GPS tracking devise for your child, on the spectrum, but have found the cost to be too excessive, there is some good news.Many news sites have been posting that the Government will now cover … Continue reading

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Important news about screening toddlers

Saw this information on the Autism Speaks site… Good to know!http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/revised-m-chat-improves-autism-screening-toddlers 

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An upcoming invention

From news right here in my own backyard (Raleigh)… An invention that could help students/adults refocus on the task at hand.  Interesting!http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2013/12/fokuslabs-wristband-aims-to-help-you.html

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Watching out for wandering

I know people have varying opinions on “tracking” kids with ASD.  My family has decided a tracker for my non-verbal grandson could be beneficial.  The local police station provides a few, free of charge.  Connor is on the waiting list.  He … Continue reading

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A sense of humor is important

“You might be an autism parent if” was tweeted this morning by @JenCluff.It is a funny look at the truth.  Laughter IS the best medicine.http://mom-ology.ca/wordpress/you-might-be-an-autism-parent-if-2/

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In a fight for a life

This article (from Huffington Post) mirrors our story, in the book.  We have only started to begin reaching for Connor’s best education.  Is this family’s story how our family’s story is going to be?  God bless them… God bless us all.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/24/public-schools-special-education_n_4261145.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing15%7Cdl18%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D410894

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Non-verbal, but you can see the excitement

Okay, this is not news.  It’s an absolutely adorable picture of my grandson (and my oldest son).He may be non-verbal, but I think he has communicated his joy in this picture!

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A holiday letter to help others understand

Here’s an interesting idea, from the Autism Society of North Carolina’s web site…http://autismsocietyofnc.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/holiday-letter-helping-friends-and-family-understand-your-child-with-asd/

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