An Autism Diary

A day in the life of David Hartley

Author Archive: Stripes and Puzzle Pieces

Science Lover’s Dream

My little Joshua, the science enthusiast of the house, inspired me to take a rare trip into the middle of the major city so that I could introduce him to some real life people living out their science dreams. ūüôā ¬†I went and forgot my camera in the car though once we got there, so …

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Autism is Not an April Disorder

Originally posted on An Autism Diary:
So it’s that time of year again. ¬†April. ¬†Where most think of spring, rain, flowers, and maybe even Easter when they think of this time of year, the Autism community has something else on their mind as well. ¬†Autism Awareness Month and of course World Autism Awareness Day, which…

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Sunny Days ^_^

Nothing like spending the last few hours of sunlight at a beautiful park. ^_^ ¬†Welcome back spring, you’ve been greatly missed. ‚̧

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The funny side

A few sayings that have become all too common in this house… ¬† “Quit crawling around on the floor at Walmart” ¬† “You don’t eat things you found on the floor…. in the store in the restaurant in the bathroom…. (yuck!!)” ¬† “Please don’t lick the… doors walls your brother…” ¬† “Get out from under …

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This is David

My little window sitter is not so little any more and the windowsills are not as big here as they have been in previous homes. ¬†So what does he decide to replace them with? ¬†The kitchen counters apparently. lol ¬†I think my David needs a tree house. lol ¬†Definitely need to be looking into a …

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Late Night Thoughts

Originally posted on Stripes and Puzzle Pieces:
Life doesn’t come easy for me, but I still believe in my dreams. Some people may call it crazy but I like to stretch beyond my means. For it’s only when I am spent and done that God can truly show His strength. And when He shows up,…

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Lego Train Station

David’s latest lego creation. A train station, complete with tracks and a train that can really move along them.

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Happy National Backwards Day

David really had fun with this silly holiday and went all out with switching his clothes around for the day. ¬†We also learned the Moonwalk (aka our “backwards dance of the day”) and had fun walking around backwards in the house. ¬†We also played board games and worked on some schooling, but David wanted to …

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Play to Learn

The snow has gotten the best of my family over this last month, leading to a lot of hard days shut in and a lot of pent up energy and anxiety from the disrupted schedules and lack of freedom to get out like we normally do. ¬†Recently though I ran across supplies on-line for creating …

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Learning New Skills

The kind people who have been routinely showing up to help shovel us out of the snow this winter were here again the other day when the major storm hit. ¬†We caught them in action this time and David immediately rushed out to go join them. ¬†Anything for a chance to use his shovel. lol …

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