My Child Is So Much More Than His Differences
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My Child Is So Much More Than His Differences

Lately, there has been no escape from the endless lists. Of symptoms Of medications Of side effects Of doctors appointments Of helpful books to read Of therapists to see Of other people who have struggled with the same differences and grew up to be perfectly amazing Of diagnoses Of educational options Of future possibilities for…

My Son Has Autism
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My Son Has Autism

Every once in a while, I am reminded of the obvious –  My son has autism. It may seem strange, but I honestly forget sometimes. In the beginning, it was impossible to forget. It was the first thing I thought of when I opened my eyes in the morning. “He has autism.” It would drone…

Why “This Too Shall Pass” Is Not Helpful For A Special Needs Mom
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Why “This Too Shall Pass” Is Not Helpful For A Special Needs Mom

It has been a few years now, since my son received his chronic illness diagnosis. I remember all the research the doctor referenced. The higher risk of lymphoma, the decreased life expectancy, the recommendation for a wheel chair. It is all seared into my brain, plain as day. It has been a few years now,…

20 Things I Have Learned Since My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism
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20 Things I Have Learned Since My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

  It’s been more than seven years now, since my son was diagnosed with autism. It seems like yesterday. It seems like a lifetime ago. 1. A lack of sleep makes everything seem worse than it actually is. 2. It is possible for one person to  talk for four hours straight about snakes, or aquariums,…