autismmom's Reviews

Autism Dog Services ~ An amazing...

Autism Dog Services is a new service that has entered our lives over the past couple of months. I have an autistic 4 1/2 year old child who lacks impulse control, has no depth perception and has an uncanning ability to get into dangerous situations.

After experiencing an enormous scare where my son bolted into trafiic, I knew that as a family we now required the service of an autism service dog. After extensive research I found that the typical waiting list through another provider was well over three years, and I knew that I needed the help much sooner.

My son is to large to put into a shopping cart and now without warning springs free from my grip and is gone. Getting an autism service dog will prevent my child from bolting into traffic, enganging in dangerous situations and will also provide a form of comfort to allow my son to cope better in situations that otherwise he would fine overwhelming and be unable to cope.

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By: autismmom

Autism Dog Services

Cambridge, ON

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By: SWEETMAMA

It is very heart warming to see people finally starting to realize the tremendous advantage a service dog can be to those who so desperately need the assistance that can be provided through a source such as this.

Autism has been on the "back burner" far too long and I personally think that this service will be invaluable to those in need.

By: JENNIFER

wow! What a great idea!

It's Tax time... Go where the...

I always have my income tax prepared here.

I have never had an issue or a complaint. My paperwork is mailed to me before taxes are due to prepare me for what I need. Then I merely drop them off when I am done, sign a couple of papers and I know with in a few days my income tax papers with be prepared and my return will arrive in a couple of short weeks.

Go where there is a strong reputation and your taxes will be done right. Why stress when you can leave it up to BDO to take care of all of your tax needs.

By: autismmom

BDO Canada LLP

Wiarton, ON

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By: MYSTIQUE

Glad to hear you are able to find an accountant service that works for you. I live with my own accountant so I've never had to use a service like this, luckily :)

~ Best bike shop around ~

This upscale bike shop in an excellent spot to make that purchase for a bike for any member of the family. Jolley's also services all bikes by tuning them up at your convience.

I purchased a few items from this location. A Croozer bike trailer for my son to ride in, which was an excellent deal and I also grabbed a Minora cycle trainer to lock my bike in place, so I could bike all year long within the privacy of my own home.

They really know there stuff at this shop and your guarenteed to walk away happy and knowing you've gotten the best deal for your money.

They sell all types of accessories and clothing as well... check them out on the main street in downtown Owen Sound. Then hit one of the many trails for a ride.

By: autismmom

Jolley's Alternative Wheels

Owen Sound, ON

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By: MYSTIQUE

How does the bike trailer work for your son, now that he's a little older? Are they reasonably priced? That's cool that you were able to purchase a piece that allows you to ride your bike indoors!

Beautiful Photo Restorations

I am always looking for something new and truly unique for gifts for the ones I love, and after seeing some old photos of my grandmothers I knew what I needed to do.

My grandmother had a huge school photo that was saved from a fire and had a lot of water damage. It was also broken in two places.

I took the photo and told her I would have it mounted to a board to at least flatten it, but instead I had the entire photo restored and blown up for her for Christmas.

I left the gift until the very end and when she opened it, the tears ran down her face. My grandmother spent quite sometime looking over the picture and reminicing over old friends.

I know from her tears, laughter and smiles that they had done a wonderful job in restoring her treasured picture.

A lot of work went into the picture and after 3 weeks of work, I was only charged 200 to restore the photo, blown it up (over 1 1/2 meters...

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By: autismmom

Foto-Art

Owen Sound, ON

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By: MYSTIQUE

Awww, how nice of you to do this for your grandmother, especially with how happy it made her!

Cute local paper...

Ok so this is the only newspaper that our town has, but it is a really well written one. There is a lot of character, charm and of course local information in it.. This paper comes out weekly on Wednesdays and can be purchased pretty much anywhere in town.

The local photographer Keith Gilbert is also really good about attending events to take photos or if you have a photo you'd like to share, you can submit it to him to be placed in an upcoming edition.

If your cottaging or just pasing through, you can see the office and the various window displays hosted in their window on the main street. The newspaper is located beside the Royal Bank.

By: autismmom

Wiarton Echo

Wiarton, ON

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By: MYSTIQUE

I like our local paper too as it runs all of the latest that's going on in the city. Thanx for sharing this :)

~ Check out the video and pictures ~...

A long winter can give you the blahhhs after awhile, and a great way to break up the winter is to join in on the Wiarton Willie festival which is held every groundhog weekend (Feb, 2nd). Groundhog day is when Wiarton Willie makes his annual predicition for an early spring or another 6 weeks of winter.

What will he say about 2008 ???


~ EARLY SPRING SAYS WILLIE ~

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Spring is Here

Yippee it’s here, it’s finally here the sunshine’s on its way.
There was not a shadow to be found when Willie emerged today.
Springtime flowers and April showers and Mother Nature’s bounty
Will soon be seen all throughout the beautiful Bruce County

Baby animals, kids on bikes and buds on trees appear.
You can almost feel the fever as the springtime becomes near.
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By: autismmom

Wiarton Willy Festival

Wiarton, ON

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By: MYSTIQUE

Our paper always runs a picture of this festival on our front page on Groundhog Day. Thanx for sharing more information about it as I've often wondered if there was more to the Wiarton Festival, than just watching to see if the groundhog saw his shadow or not. :)

By: TATERTOT

AWESOME PICS!

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By far the very best chinese food in...

There are about half a dozen chinese restaurants throughout Owen Sound, but all fail in comparison to Chef Wok. This isn't a sit down restaurant, and there is no buffet. However, this is small store that is always extemely clean.

You walk, place your order and can literally watch through the glass to the open kitchen as your meal is being prepared. Several people are stationed around the inside and despite the numerous customers, orders and staff they have your meal ready quickly and your back out the door.

The food has always been great. Always fresh ingredients, piping hot and always yummy. They have been running for well over 5 years now and have never compromised to cut costs.

The product is always great and a perfect meal to take home and enjoy!

By: autismmom

Chef Wok

Owen Sound, ON

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By: MYSTIQUE

What an interesting & unique concept for a fast food Chinese food place!

An excellent dentist! A+++++

I have gone to Dr. Loucks for over 15 years and have always felt great when I left. I have recieved good deals, great service and I am always amazed by how good Dr. Loucks memory is, even after not visiting for a few years.

I recently took my son for his first dental check up and was really worried because my son has Autism, and I was not sure how he would react with Dr. Loucks looking at his teeth.

I should have known that everything would go great. Dr. Loucks was really patient with my son and kept him at ease. Aidan also approved as he got to pick a toy from their treasure chest for doign a great job.

Overall this is a great fmaily dental centre and their are two other dentists in practice their as well.

Their business is so successful that it literally takes months to get in.

By: autismmom

Loucks, Dr. Andrew C.

Wiarton, ON

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By: MYSTIQUE

I believe this is the number one concern for parents like us, of autistic children, which is finding a competent dentist who understands autism & is patient enuf to work with our kids. Hang on tight to this dentist as he sounds phenomenal!

My favorite spot to indulge in truffles

This business is everywhere, but not all franchises are exactly the same. I love this little shop located inside of Heritage Mall in Owen Sound. Located across from Music World. This shop takes you in as it really is situated to follow you around the corner. you cannot help but catch it out the corner of your eye. You may think your strong enough to pass by, but you know you will turn around and at least look.

I love the little marshmallow caramel bars Mmmmmm and truffles. there are so many different varieites. I also love that the chocolate really is good and you can find unique gifts for every holiday.

I try to avoid this end of the mall, but it always seem to get dragged to taste that sweet sweet chocolate. I'd invest in this franchise for sure... ok I just want the chocolate.

By: autismmom

Laura Secord

Owen Sound, ON

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By: MYSTIQUE

Don't you just love Laura Secord? Their chocolate & ice cream is just out of this world!
I especially love their no-added sugar line; believe it or not, it tastes identical to the regular chocolate & vanilla ice cream line!

By: CLAUDIA

i love laura secord too!! it seems like i can't even go a week without eating some of their chocolate/ice cream. I heard they're not actually franchised, though, and not all the stores look the same because they're gradually renovating all of them. The new design is gorgeous! they have a new one in Sherway Gardens, and also Fairview Mall. if you ever go to those malls you should check out the laura secord.

Great little hardware store...

We've all seen those little hardware stores when we pass through a small town. I'd like to think we have a great one right ont he main street. Although I could have travelled to Wal Mart abotu 30 minutes away, I decided to buy a lot of my new house needs from this hardware store.

I love the kitchen section. I bought all of my kitchen gadgets from here, and although I don't need more, I always seem to find something else that is really neat. My best purchase from them are the Lock N Lock containers. these are great for everything that is hot or cold and can go in the microwave or freezer. They clean up great and are very hard to ruin, trust me I've tried. (Just to see how long they would last)

This store has all of your paint needs, gardening, fishing, cleaning supplies, tools and every other nail, nut and bolt required to do the job right.

I prefer Home Hardware to Home Dept any day! Plus I know I always have someone right their to help me out or to order what I need.

By: autismmom

Deacon's Home Hardware

Wiarton, ON

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By: MYSTIQUE

We have Home Hardware here in TBay but everyone always tends to shop @ Home Depot.
I've often wondered what those lock & lock containers are like! Now that I've read ur review, I'll have 2 buy some, just 2 check them out!