• I’m Afraid your Daughter will Endanger Us

    I absolutely loved my oldest daughter’s kindergarten teacher – I really felt like we were partners in helping my daughter.  But, not a day went by that I didn’t get… Read More

  • The Things I Don’t Say

    Our 5 yr old won an award at school. He goes to a public school and is in a special needs room. The school was having a breakfast today to celebrate… Read More

  • Autism Saved My Son’s Life

    I first met my son when he was 11.  It was in a group session I had been invited to as a teacher because I would be getting the kids… Read More

  • What I Don’t Say

    Autism is complex with many different angles and moving parts…as are those on the spectrum.  All uniquely beautiful in their own way.  My husband and I had a tough conversation… Read More

  • I Found My Voice This Year

    It’s time for New Years Resolutions. I made mine mid year somehow and didn’t even know it. For years I tried to help my son find his voice and in… Read More

  • Feeling Blue at Christmas

    I started decorating in November and finished shopping the first week of December.  I was so excited for this year because my little dude finally understands Christmas.  For the first… Read More

  • A Daughter’s Letter to her Mother

    Dear Mom, I see you. I just want you to know that I see you. I see everything you do for my sister and acknowledge everything I don’t see. I… Read More

  • Hello 3 AM, We Meet Again

    Hello 3 am. We meet again. I can’t remember the last time I slept fully and peacefully without seeing you and getting stuck here in these lonely early hours, while… Read More

  • I’m Sorry You’re Missing This

    I’m sitting here, basically in shock. Shock of the ignorance of people, wondering if it ever has an end.  I’ll start by saying that I love my job (well, loved).… Read More

  • At Least She’s Healthy

    When your son was diagnosed with cancer my daughter had long been diagnosed with autism.  They were in the two’s together and every day my little girl showed up with… Read More

  • I’m Living his Life Now

    As I start my fourth year as an Autism parent, I’m finding that my relationships with others are changing. I have worked so hard the last three years to make… Read More

  • I am so Thankful for my Cheer Squad

    Special needs parenting is rough. I’m not gonna sugar coat it anymore. It is the single most hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. The first two years were… Read More

  • I Don’t Understand Why

    I’ve numbed myself now for quite some time. I went from my daughter getting a diagnosis to my son having autism too. When I realized he was on the spectrum… Read More

  • Finding My Independence

    We lasted 15 minutes at our neighborhood 4th of July celebration tonight. He didn’t even see a firework. His anxiety has been high all week, I knew better. I feel… Read More

  • We Want You Here

    We. Want. You. Here. Four words, 13 letters. Those four words are words that I just recently realized have a huge impact, not just on the recipient, but on the… Read More

  • The Way You Make You Me Feel

    I remember the day so clearly, we sat outside at that little Italian restaurant as it was the start of our little dudes 2nd birthday weekend. We had just left… Read More

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