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In A World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind.

Some of you may not have ever met a person who is a little different or perhaps you have and never knew because while there are a lot of kids who have physical differences that are visible to a untrained eye there are so many more that it takes a trained eye to see. 302 more words

Mom Life

What my 11 year old Autistic Daughter would like you to know.

Author (Father’s) Note: I’ve been trying for the past couple of weeks to coax out of Alexis how she feels about being autistic. What she wants people to know about her. 1,188 more words

Sweet Sixteen

This month you turned sweet sixteen.

And truly, how sweet you are.

I admit, when I held you in my arms when you were a baby and envisioned your future, I never imagined this. 450 more words


Getting Shots, Pain or Fear That is Causing That Meltdown

What a day! Carter had an appointment at the Doctor today to update some EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) paperwork. If my early retirement doesn’t get approved, then I will be executing orders as normal and preparing for a transition. 612 more words


Let's Talk about Self-Regulation

For a time, I was keeping up with my Friday updates, but it’s finals week, which means I’m grading stacks of essays, as well as submitting projects for my two online information technology courses, so my attempt to regulate was thrown off-track. 1,772 more words


Not All Stims Are Created Equal (Part 2)

Early Signs of Self-Stimulating Behavior

In my previous post, I discussed our experience with repetitive behaviors, Stims, that help calm and soothe. But Stims can also develop as a means of escape and further prevent development. 359 more words

Autism Spectrum