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Autism Miles

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Here is my week in Autism Miles:

Monday Collected Pudding from school and took her to speech therapy and then home.  32 miles.

Tuesday Trip to expensive organic grocery store for GFCF bread and yoghurt.  4 miles.

Wednesday Occupational Therapist office accepted by our insurance round trip.  42 miles.

Thursday Sibling Study round trip.  In morning rush hour traffic with a hurty back.  Yuck.  110 miles.

Friday Pudding’s field trip.  19 miles.

Saturday Dropping off Pudding at S.M.I.L.E. and collecting her.  61 miles

Sunday TBD, potential day trip to Philly.


At least 268 miles this week in the name of autism.  I was thinking about this as I drove to and from Cubby’s sibling study.  I spend more time on the road than your average trucker.  One bonus though, it appears that Cubby’s “special interest” is trucks, so he is quite content being driven around for the most part.


Wouldn’t it be nice if I could accrue points with these miles?

100 miles = A brother/sister play time that doesn’t end in someone screaming.

200 miles = Good therapy session.

500 miles = A day without meltdowns.

1000 miles = Spontaneous back-and-forth conversation for more than a minute.

5000 miles = A week with no nagging verbal prompting.

10000 miles = A chauffeur for therapy sessions.


We’ve traveled pretty far in this last year.  I wonder how much further this journey is going to take us.  How was your week in autism miles?

Written by Spectrummy Mummy

October 22, 2010 at 6:57 am

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  1. That is very clever and witty,
    Also laid out in a way that I found very easy to read.
    I live in such a small country, I can’t imagine having to do all that driving.
    You truly are one lovely Mommy. xx 🙂 {{{hugs}}}


    October 22, 2010 at 7:03 am

    • Glad this was easier to get through for you. I know what you mean about a small country, I miss England for that. Yesterday I was driving for miles without a change of scenery- I thought that I should have reached the seaside by now! 🙂


      October 22, 2010 at 7:10 am

      • Yes…..it is quick to get to the seaside, that’s the good thing with living on a little Island. Shame the sea is so dirty though. Our roads are so bumpy, I was on a bus the other day, on a school trip, I felt so very sick…..I’m really NOT good on buses….lol
        I do love England though, it’s even better now I’m walking around happy and not looking at the floor.
        I am SO glad I started blogging…..it’s really changed my life.
        Love ya. xxx


        October 22, 2010 at 7:19 am

  2. You’re doing as many miles on the ground as I am in the air. You DEFINITELY deserve to cash in some frequent-driver reward miles


    October 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

    • And I don’t get to drink champagne on my trips (which is how I imagine your glamorous jet-setting. Don’t kill the dream, Courtney).


      October 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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