Christy is the the proud mother of a 10-year-old son who has Asperger's Syndrome (a high-functioning form of Autism). She is currently in her final semester of graduate school at WTAMU in the Specialist in School Psychology program. Christy also works as a graduate assistant and teaching assistant in the psychology department at WT. In addition, she spends about 6 hours per week in a local school district completing her practicum work in school assessment and intervention. In her free time she enjoys attending church with her family, traveling, and go to the movies when she can find the free time.
Mommy Blogger Christy K. – Juggling Act
Multiple roles are sometimes difficult to juggle, but it is something that most moms today are very familiar with. Mom, wife, girlfriend, daughter, sister, co-worker, employee, boss, student, friend, so much to do, so many people to please, and so little time!
Mommy Blogger Christy K. – This is ‘Thriller’
For many of us, there is rarely a dull moment in motherhood. The currently popular “zombie craze” only adds to the madness for me. Like many children with autism, my son gets “stuck” on things that he likes.
Mommy Blogger Christy K. – Autism ≠ ‘Rain Man’
One of the difficult things about Autism is that every child on the spectrum is so very different. I would like to think that the days are gone where people hear the word Autism and think of either Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” (a savant, which is relatively rare), or a nonverbal child standing in a …
Mommy Blogger Christy K. – I Have a Child With Autism
Every new parent has an idealistic view of what their child will one day become: a doctor, a lawyer, a star athlete. We picture our children growing up and having careers, getting married, and having children of their own. The day that I sat in the pediatric specialist’s office…