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I can't celebrate

I should be celebrating.

I should be feeling proud and happy, that we have achieved so much in such a short space of time.

Both Ian and I attended Lachlan’s support plan review meeting yesterday, the meeting was very positive, everyone was amazed at how much progress Lachlan has made in the last year. 606 more words


Respite is not failure

It is one of the many ironies about having children with additional needs: we fight long and hard for respite but when we do get it we struggle emotionally to accept and embrace it. 754 more words


A Diagnosis on the Horizon

Or (hopefully) not.

We had our second visit with the neurologist yesterday and he’s sending Wolf for an MRI (which likely won’t happen for months) and for genetic testing which is done using a blood sample. 354 more words

Global Developmental Delay

The Sweetest Boy

I don’t know a lot about other autistic children. Hell, I often feel like I have the only nonverbal autistic child in the world. Which I know can’t be true. 589 more words

Accepting Autism

From Regret to Forgiveness: A Memoir (Part I)

I do not really believe it when people say they have no regrets.  I think it is just easier to put it that way.  True, you become a better person and all that because of certain challenges; but really, those were times you can never be given back – ever again.  1,029 more words


I found true inclusion and now I don't want anything less.

Rightly or wrongly I have decided that I want Wade to try mainstream activities first before we try disability specific ones. This is not a judgement on other parents choices, different kids need different things, it’s just the Plan A I have for Wade and then I’m prepared to go to Plan B if needed. 1,416 more words

Down Syndrome

our answer: one in a million(ish)

We already knew this kid was one in a million.  Now we just have proof.

On Friday morning we met with her doctors.  They finally gave us that answer we’ve spent all this time searching for. 282 more words

Special Needs Parenting