Hi everyone and thanks for visiting our blog. My wife and I created this blog to chronicle our experience while raising a son with Asperger's syndrome. Since our son was diagnosed with an ASD at age 5, we've had a lot of questions. Lucky for us we have a great support network in place. And our blog gives us an opportunity to share what we've learned with our readers. We hope you find our blog informative and interesting. Thanks again for visiting.

"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980

Thursday, 26 January 2012


While watching the news last night, there was a live report from nearby our home.  As we looked at the reporter, we noticed that quite a bit of snow was falling and accumulating on the ground.  We had been out for a walk a short time before and it wasn't snowing at all, so we opened our blind and saw the snow falling.
We knew Jacob was going to be happy.  We haven't had much snow this year considering it's almost February and we live in Canada.  It was too late to wake Jacob up and tell him about the snow (he'd just want to go play in it anyway) so we had to wait until morning.

When the alarm went off this morning, we woke Jacob up as usual, but today we invited him to look out our bedroom window.  "Look at all the snow."  He said excitedly.  Now there was only about 4 inches of snow, but it's nice that something as simple as snow can help a boy with Asperger's, start his day on the right track.

So Jacob was great on his way to school.  He even got his winter gear on as I shoveled the snow.  As we all know, that with Asperger's, anything can happen.  When I went to pick up Jacob at lunch, he and his EA came to the door together.  But, Jacob wasn't wearing his coat or boots.  "Come with us dad!"  He said.  At Jacob's school, were the authors of Ninja-Cowboy-Bear.  All the kids were in the gym watching a slide presentation of their book.  Their website is http://www.ninjacowboybear.com/ so feel free to have a look.  This week is literacy week and my son's school has some special events planned including this surprise visit.

Of course, Jacob had a great morning and received a sticker for his reward calendar.  Hopefully, he has fun this afternoon and does all his work.  So it appears that the snow can help those with Asperger's.

Alberta Winter

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