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Originally posted on Beyond Autism Awareness:
Autism In Their Own Words This poem was submitted by Dorothy P. Hopkins. Her granddaughter wrote this poem about her brother with autism for her school’s poetry contest.  Although he can’t speak I know his emotions He’s frustrated, why can’t we understand him He’s confused Does he know he’s…

Originally posted on Beyond Autism Awareness:
I certainly hope that my cynicism is wrong; to her credit, Katie Price does not tout ‘cures’ for her son’s Autism.  By this, and other accounts, she is at least cognizant of the impact of education, and the lack of it, on her son’s conditions.   If she starts to…

Tantrums or Sensory Overload

It’s so hard sometimes to determine whether your special needs child is just upset and dealing with the normalities of growing up or if it’s an allergic reaction to the world around him or her. My husband and struggle with this all of the time. And sometimes it’s a mixture of both…. And we get … Continue reading

Family Trip to the Zoo

To my three daughters: Today we all went to the zoo. You guys were all completely excellent. You had so much fun looking at all of the animals. It was simply a delight. See, the reason I am saying this is because not all of our family outings run smoothly. Sometimes one of you doesn’t … Continue reading

Originally posted on Beyond Autism Awareness:
A recent change in federal policy could lead many more families affected by autism to gain insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis, advocates say. In a major shift, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management said that it has determined there is enough evidence behind the use of ABA therapy…

The World of Child Custody.

I love my daughters. I wish there were a thousand hours in the day and that I truly was a super mother who had the energy to play, laugh, dance, imagine, sing, create, etc… with my girls all day long. (I know with their energy, they definitely could last a thousand hours if I let … Continue reading

Originally posted on NewsFeed:
It’s that time of year again, when nothing seems more inviting than a dip in a cool swimming pool on a hot, muggy day. But boy, do we have a surprise for you. A survey conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council has found that one in five adults urinates…

Mother’s Day.

So a funny thing happened over Mother’s Day…. not really, I’m being extremely sarcastic. This is written in the agreement between my husband and my stepdaughter’s mother, Libby, regarding phone calls: “Each parent shall have reasonable telephone access to the child while in the care of the other parent, not to exceed three (3) times … Continue reading