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May God Bless You and Keep You

Peer pressure, bullying, and simply trying to fit in can lead any child to make wrong choices.  When you add to the mix our kids who can struggle socially due to their differences, the desire to be part of the crowd (or just have one friend – PLEASE!) can pull our kids in directions we certainly would not choose. 635 more words

Look Ma, no hands!

I sort of learned to ride my bike with no hands this week. I say sort of, because it’s really only been a few moments of what felt like flying, nothing mastered, but a sense of progress anyway. 478 more words

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How to go From Pride to Ineptness in 40 Minutes

Massive rush to get everyone ready for school this AM. I woke up to see that we’d overslept by 30 min. We rushed like crazy, had to skip one kid’s shower, but still managed to get them out and waiting for the bus to arrive. 411 more words

Behavior Really Is Communication

Behavior is Communication.  This was one of the tenets of autism I learned early on.  I remember sitting in a workshop with my then-husband, who really just didn’t get it, and this was the key piece I walked away with – I already knew it, but the workshop had reinforced it, and I had hoped my then-husband would have an a-ha! 273 more words

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So far, so good

Maura’s been doing well so far with the seizure med weaning.  This is Week Three, and we’re going down 1 ml per week, so I’m guessing we’re hitting the point where if something’s going to happen, we’re going to start seeing it. 413 more words

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Specialty Clinic On The Horizon

On Wednesday, Charlie will make the two hour journey for her follow up appointments (she gets reassessed in several areas) with developmental pediatrics. I admit, I am a little nervous. 284 more words

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Hustling Project

Good morning!  Just wanted to let you all know we’re doing fine over here.  It’s been quite busy the last few days, but good stuff for the most part. 210 more words