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Parenting A Child With Aspergers:Childhood To Adulthood Musings From A Parent

Bringing up a child with Aspergers to adulthood has proved to be challenging yet spiritually uplifting, frustrating yet laden with positive experiences, self esteem breaker yet self esteem booster, expecting the expected (it is what is is) yet expecting the unexpected (strides, success, inspiration, and developmental growth that was never expected). 1,245 more words

Autism Spectrum

My proudest moment to date

I’ve realised I use the phrase “proudest moment of my life” a lot at the moment. Every time Jacob reaches a milestone or learns something new, i find myself using this phrase as it’s the only way i can describe how I feel. 173 more words

Special Needs

Human worth

“Every individual is created in the image of God and has inherent dignity, value and worth as a person regardless of physical capability and intellectual function.” (Joni and Friends)

Spiritual Life

Getting Ready For School

This is a guest post, written by my mother-in-law, Sandy.  She is freshly retired after many years in elementary education.  She taught preschool special needs in the later half of her career.   1,679 more words

Special Needs

I see potential. What do you see?

Today, Council’s Committee on the Disabled and Special Needs examined the state of educational opportunities and career development for individuals with physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual and developmental disabilities. 541 more words

Vulnerable Populations

Turning 7 

As we celebrate Maxs 7th birthday today it’s a unique feeling celebrating a birthday that many times I didn’t believe would come. So many times over the years we’ve existed on a shortened timeline. 265 more words


The practicalities of having a child who isn't mobile

Since Jacob was born, we have been through about 4 different buggies. We’ve found it very hard to find something suitable that supports his posture and also has adequate storage space to put the oxygen canister. 252 more words

Special Needs