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I should have celebrated Festivus Instead

It is difficult to put into words how isolating the holidays can be for autism families.  Everything is out of whack.  My child is overstimulated one moment, and then asked to roll with the unexpected the next.  It is a … Continue reading

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Voting and Community Engagement

The first time I ever stepped into my son’s local public school was not to take a tour.  I didn’t even have a child yet.  The first time I walked into my son’s elementary school was to vote.  While using … Continue reading

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Chasing Fireflies

Going to a cookout for most families is nothing exciting.  For us, it can be a big deal.  First, my family is not invited out much.  Second I never know how my son will react.  He is getting better about … Continue reading

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The Teacher is Out of the Classroom!

Hello!  It’s been ages since I posted.  Below is something I wrote before the NC May 16th rally, but I edited it a bit.  I will post my speech, my pictures and my reflections on the rally soon.  While teachers … Continue reading

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Spring Break

I was filled with excitement this week.  My week was busy and tiring, yet I couldn’t hold back the feeling that relief was on its way.  For the first time in ages, I was looking forward to Spring Break.  It … Continue reading

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Day Interruped

I was going along my normal day.  I was trying to work down my “To Do” list of totally unpleasant chores.  I managed to get a work out in, and I was cleaning up.   I had just finished my post … Continue reading

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Happy, Healthy, and Well Adjusted

During my first IEP meeting I was asked what were my goals for my son.  I answered that I wanted E to be happy, healthy and well adjusted.  It was what I could I could think of on the spot.  … Continue reading

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Operation ReBoot

I apologize. I let this blog become idle. It has sat, while my son grew and developed. He is now officially diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.  I’m not going to go all the way back and try and make up … Continue reading

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The Soccer Tots Disaster

After E’s second birthday, we settled into a bit of routine.  I tried my best to have play-dates despite E’s resistance.  I also looked into group activities.  From the time E was 9 months old, we were actively involved in … Continue reading

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2 Years Old?!

We were at E’s second birthday.  It seemed unreal.  In so many ways we were doing so much better.  Our party was in our basement.  It was just neighbors and friends, but it was nice.  I found a ball pit … Continue reading

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