I think that I should change the name of my blog!

There has been A LOT!!!!! That has happened since I had last posted on here. I must once again admit that I am horrible at keeping a blog, and honestly should probably give it up. Well on November 27th, 2012 we got the official diagnosis of Mr. Max being autistic. They rated him moderate to severe. Lets just simply say that we knew, but when the Dr. told us officially it hit me like a punch in the gut! There is so much that we need to learn for his sake so that we can protect him. The main thing that I was told was to treat him like a normal child, but that is hard when he is virtually non verbal and cannot do most things that other children his age can do. With that said I have been on many different sites, reading this and that; slowly learning things here and there.

Did you know that autistic children have a higher chance of having seizures???? I did not know that, so now that I do I have to know what to do and how to do things if they happen.

Did you know that an autistic child can do somethings that normal children cannot do (for example work a smartphone)? That is because they will learn something that they really like and enjoy. On our phones we have a page set up just for him he knows how to unlock the phones and the swipes to get to his page. He also knows how to exit the apps to get to a different one.

His new favorite app is Talking Tom2 when the dog pops the bag and the cat jumps up. He thinks that it is the funniest thing ever.

There are many apps on the android market that benefit him somehow…. I will get to a list at a later date on what we have…. I would like to know what apps you have found for your toddlers.

On a final note, for my final project I am going to do something that has to do with autism and my child… Hope that what I have in my head actually works out.


Author: Melissa Wilcock

Melissa Wilcock attended The Art Institute nstitute of Pittsburgh Online Division. Melissa graduated in 2015 with an Associate in Photography. During school Melissa has attended many webinars and even presented in one. In her 2 years at the Art Institute she has become a member of two honor societies, one based on her academics and one based on her work. Outside of academics Melissa has images on different stock sites, and has entered different competitions. In one competition Melissa received an honorable mention in SHSS Magazine. Melissa can be reached by email melissawilcockphotography@gmail.com or on her Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/melissawilcockphotography Photography is like music, they both make people feel and see things come alive. Are you a music lover? If so you may be a photography lover. With that said I am a photographer that specializes in commercial and advertisement photography. I want to make your vison come alive and make the audience feel it. The commercial industry is so large there are endless possibilities where I can fit into. The outcome is that I expect to make money by selling my work alone or working for a company and creating work for them.

One thought on “I think that I should change the name of my blog!”

  1. Of course it hit you hard! We knew our oldest son had Autism when he was 18 months old, but the “official diagnosis” didn’t come until he was 4 and even though we had been living with it all that time it still hit me hard. He’s 8 now, and thriving! It’s not an easy road, but it’s a road with great and rich rewards! I’ve said this for many years now, Our children with Autism will change the world, either by what they accomplish or by how they make others see and think about Autism! Best of everything to you as you travel this road, it may not seem like it now, but it’s going to be okay.


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