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He Doesn’t Know Yet

Light slipped through our green black-out curtains that morning, like it does every morning. I sighed, hmmm'd and groaned at the sound of my alarm ... like I do almost every ... okay, every morning. A flip of a light switch and faint "good mornings" didn't wake our sleepy kids. Gentle nudges transformed into hand… Continue reading He Doesn’t Know Yet

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We Are Not Looking for A Cure for Autism

“So will he always have something wrong with him?” “Oooh, genetic testing? Won’t you blame the person who gave it to him?” I really wonder if there is a special needs parenting book, better yet an autism parenting book, that helps parents with such questions  - something parents could refer to and memorize certain responses… Continue reading We Are Not Looking for A Cure for Autism

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Your Neurotypical Child Can Stare at My Autistic Son

The headline to this story isn’t click bait. It isn’t some eye-catching, jaw-dropping, what-the-hell, scratch-your-brain kind of headline.  It’s true. I really do mean it when I say that your neurotypical (non autistic) child can stare at my autistic son and here’s why. Our son Jackson is on the spectrum somewhere. Like all of us… Continue reading Your Neurotypical Child Can Stare at My Autistic Son

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Why We Had to Find a New Lead ABA Therapist

The autism world is deep and vast. It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the things you are "suppose" to do and not to do  - especially when it comes from a professional. Receiving criticism, even constructive, has never been a strong suit of mine (is it anyone's really?)  but I try. Our J began ABA therapy… Continue reading Why We Had to Find a New Lead ABA Therapist

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Autism: What to Say When Your Friend’s Child Is Diagnosed 

When your child is diagnosed with autism, it reminds me of a ripple, touching each person close to the child in a unique way,  with those nearest to the point of impact (the child) affected the most, and the parents falling close behind. It's as if everything changes in an instance and yet everything feels… Continue reading Autism: What to Say When Your Friend’s Child Is Diagnosed 

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The ABC’s of ASD

As I watch J, our second son, jump, rock and hum to the intro of one his favorite Lego cartoons, I thought maybe it was time for a update on our boy. We are a little two months into his ASD diagnosis and I can't help but wonder if I'll ever forget the actual day… Continue reading The ABC’s of ASD

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Navigating the ASD Waters 

I admit it, willingly. I am an open book.  I'm a TMI woman (for me that means random goofiness with a hint of inappropriateness) and most days I own up to it with an odd sense of pride. But I will say, this past month has been challenging. We are hitting the one month since… Continue reading Navigating the ASD Waters 

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The “A” Word

If we are Facebook friends, if you've read my blog or know me personally, you know the journey we are on with our middle child - Jackson. For a quick recap (if that's even possible for me), our J is delayed. He's in a special education preschool and while we have seen some major strides… Continue reading The “A” Word