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Yes.. My son with Severe Autism went to a Valentine's Dance Last Night!

When you have a child diagnosed with severe special needs, some of the early questions on your mind sound a bit like this… Will they marry? 757 more words


Aydan's Road to Recovery from Autism and Vaccine injury: Where have we been, where are we now and where are we going?

For those of you who don’t know, I have been writing Aydan’s Road to Recovery blog since 2009. My son, Aydan was diagnosed with autism in 2007 after receiving multiple vaccine injuries. 1,293 more words



I came home on Sunday afternoon, rejuvenated, refreshed, and with a newfound sense of purpose, from the Son-Rise Program Start Up, the very first in the Philippines. 888 more words


Thankful for Family, life and Cranberry Turkey Molds!

Last year about a week before Thanksgiving I was in a horrible car accident….

Fortunately I was in the car by myself and was not hurt physically at all but the car was totaled.  272 more words


Autism is not a disease

Autism is not a disease. When I hear parents talk about fighting autism, being a warrior mom, how much they hate it and want to win or cure their kids… I get where they are coming from. 650 more words


Eating vegetables and asking questions 🙋 

Two really big things happened yesterday. Yes, oh yes. When we are an autism parent, we celebrate everything! And every small or big thing is a momentous occasion. 683 more words

Little Star Does

Attitude is everything in loving an autistic child

So much of what I want to say about Little Star is attitudinal.

Everything lately – when I talk to our volunteers, when we discuss challenging behaviours, when we talk about the progress she has made and even the ones she has yet to make, when coming up with games for the playroom, being with her, and managing expectations of autistic kids (less is more, none even better)… Seems to boil down or lead back to attitude. 749 more words