Author Archives: DruJoKat

About DruJoKat

Autistic, mom, writer, poet, science enthusiast. Just trying to survive in this world made for the extroverted typical brain.

New Year’s Eve in an ASD Household

New Year’s Eve.  Fireworks.  Parties. Celebration.  Noise. Lights. Boom! Meltdowns. The holidays can be especially hard on those with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).  The change in routine, the chaos that is preparing for the holidays, the family gatherings, and all … Continue reading

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Christmas and Food Aversion

The Holidays, Christmas, or whatever you want to call it… This is a time for celebration, a time to love and have fun with family and deal with all the glory that is Autism food aversion.  Fun fun. Sitting down … Continue reading

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Gifts from Kids to Mom

My awesome kids made their gifts this year.  From the ten year old ASD ADHD boy I received a stuffed green … uh… thing. Haha. I love it though. It is weird looking and very unique.  From the nearly four … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Story

Here we do the opening presents on Christmas Eve. Basically it goes as follows– A nice dinner with large family and then opening presents and then ice cream for everyone. It ends up with a CRAP LOAD of prezzies under … Continue reading

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To Those Who Don’t Have Autistic Kids….

I am so TIRED. Exhausted, yes, but I’m also tired of hearing certain things from people. Why others feel the need to comment on situations they know nothing about, I don’t know.  In many cases I expect they are trying … Continue reading

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ASD Sibling Rivalry

Holy cow, you guys, it’s been four friggin months since my last post. I have found it hard to get any real time to write with the kiddos being out of school, recently, but before that? Well, before that we … Continue reading

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FINALLY, An Official Dx For The Lil Man

So this week has been pretty busy.  The lil man had his evals all week. Instead of one long stressful day of tests and docs, it was broken down into three days for the boy. For that, I am so … Continue reading

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