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Easter is coming…

Easter is coming…

Holidays for families with special needs children can be very difficult- especially for those on the autism spectrum. When holidays come our children have to deal with a many different stressors: their schedule is thrown off, they are usually dress in clothes that are...

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Tennis and the Volleys of Life

Tennis and the Volleys of Life

Sometimes I feel like I’m swallowed up by autism. It is everywhere: the schools my children attend, the mothers who have become my friends, and the outings we participate in are all geared towards autistic families. So much so that I have forgotten what typical looks...

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Little Window In

Little Window In

My son is usually off in a world of his own. Autism keeps him pretty busy. He’s easily distracted, over-whelmed, and processing more sensory information than you and I could ever imagine. Eye contact is difficult and with that I feel like I am missing a sense of...

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Breaking Through to a Picky Eater

Breaking Through to a Picky Eater

Jackson is a picky eater and frankly always has been. When he was little he would only eat certain color baby food and as we moved into eating solids he would only eat fruit: mostly strawberries and watermelon. It was a struggle to ensure that he was obtaining the...

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The Endless Search for Stress Relief

The Endless Search for Stress Relief

As a mother of two differently abled children I live a life full of stress. Studies have shown that Autism moms have stress levels comparable to combat soldiers. Check out the research! For those who have special needs children this needs no explanation. We know. We...

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Potty Party!!!

Potty Party!!!

Let’s be honest… Potty training is the worst. Full Stop. via GIPHY Not just for parents raising atypical children, but even for parents raising typical children. For those who don’t know, potty training an atypical kid is a nightmare. Imagine that you have a child who...

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A Tactical Surrender

A Tactical Surrender

Court was not what I had expected. My sister is a lawyer and she agreed to represent us. Before we got to court she tried to work with the Attorney General (AG) to resolve this case. She emailed, and he didn’t respond. On our end we tried to make the necessary...

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The Battle for Services

The Battle for Services

The process of getting my son approved for services has been an uphill battle and I am sure that most mothers raising differently abled children have their own stories. This is mine and this is Jacksons. When Jackson received his diagnosis I began the process of...

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A New Year- The Launching of D.A.M.E.S.

A New Year- The Launching of D.A.M.E.S.

This past year has been the year of D.A.M.E.S. A year of total dedication to the goal of creating an empowerment society for mothers who care for special needs children. I could not have done this alone and in this post I want to thank a few people who have...

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Birthdays

Birthdays

Both of my children were born in November. On top of that my sisters son was born in December. So between birthdays and holidays those months are crazy busy. In order to make it easier for everyone we have always thrown one big birthday party for the kids. Usually it...

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