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The Famous Faces of Autism

There are numerous famous people that were diagnosed with Autism you may never of knew about:

Albert Einstein was very intellectual, but did not do in school and had trouble with social interactions. It is thought that Einstein may have had Asperger Syndrome.


Amadeus  Mozart was a famous musician who had repeated facial expressions  and unintentional movements of hands and feet. He was not able to carry on an intellectual conversation with other people. Mozart is believed to have had Asperger Syndrome.


Courtney Love is a famous singer who is on the autism spectrum. She is very intellectual which can be seen in her lyrics.

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How was everyone’s Monday?

I got a little treat when I got home from work today. In the mail I received A box full of free items. At they will send you a BellaVoxBox full of free items to try and keep for free. Mine had chocolate covered blueberries, an awesome makeup brush, lipstick, mascara, lotion, self-tanner for legs and a coupon for a second makeup brush. Pretty neat!! Nice little treat for all the stressed moms out there, The products vary all the time so you never know what you may get.


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Recipie by Shalie

My daughter frequently brings home recipes from her class that she makes herself. They are always really yummy so I thought I would start sharing them with you.

End-of-the Rainbow Cookie Parfaits


1 roll (16.5 oz.) Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies

2 eggs

Red, orange, yellow, green and blue gel food colors

1 pint whipping crème

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Spray 10 regular size muffin cups with cooking spray
  • Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften
  • In large bowl break up cookie dough
  • Add eggs
  • Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and well combined
  • Divide dough evenly into 5 small bowls
  • Color dough with red, orange, yellow, green and blue food colors, stirring until well combined
  • Scoop dough into muffin pans, making 2 cupcakes each of the 5 colors, for a total of 10 cupcakes
  • Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes
  • Remove cups from pan to cooling rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat whipping crème, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium high speed until stiff peaks form
  • Crumble each of the cupcakes, keeping the colors separate
  • Sprinkle red cake crumbles into each of 12 glass parfait cups
  • Pipe whipped cream on top of each
  • Repeat process with orange, yellow, green and clue cake crumbles, finishing with the clue cake crumbles
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve
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Raising an Autistic Child

A lot of people have children and everyone deals with frustration that comes with having children. Through the frustration your child continues to develop normally along with all the other kids in your child’s age range. Eventually your child grows out of the stages of frustration and begin to grow and mature, going through the normal cycle of life. Making friends, becoming independent, playing sports, dating, driving and going to college.

Now imagine your child developing but not at the speed of other children but at their own speed. Imagine them not outgrowing the frustration you endure with having children. imagine your child not being completely independent and not being socially accepted by their peers. Imagine your child not dating, never driving or never going to college but instead a school where they are taught to live independently. If you can imagine what life would be like under these circumstances then you have an insight what it is like to have a child on the Autism spectrum.

Meet my daughter Shalie:

Shalie was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder when she was six years old. Pervasive Developmental Disorder is on the lowest end of the autism spectrum. Shalie has what they call, autistic tendencies which means there are a lot of things she can do that any other child can do but there is a lot of things she struggles with day to day. She has always been behind in terms of developing and reaching major milestones but she eventually succeeds in doing tasks, but it is at her own speed and time. She attends a public school but is in a life skills class that teaches her the skills she will need to hopefully be independent and live on her own some day. She also receives occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST) every week.

My daughter may never drive or play any sports or go to college but she has something a lot of children that do not have special needs do not have, and that is a huge heart and a calm, gentle and friendly personality. My daughter always thinks of other people before herself and just wants people to like her and not look at her differently.

I admit there is defiantly frustration and challenges that come with having an autistic child. Simple tasks such as washing her hair or opening up something requires assistance or a simple thing you may think she should know and she does not.  A person cannot truly understand what it is like unless you have a special needs child yourself.

My daughter means the world to me and I was once asked the question “If someone said they could take her Autism away and make her like any other child would you do it “? Well let me answer that question with a no I would not. She would not be Shalie then. How she is, is what makes her who she is and I would never change that. Yes, it gets frustrating at times but she is a good child and has a heart of gold and no one can take that away from her.