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Daring to Hope

I’ve always been a seeker of knowledge and information. When I became a mom it definitely kicked this trait into hyper-drive.  Of all the things I’ve learned and experienced, the special needs community was something I knew little to nothing about. By now, I’ve run the gamut on research and I’m still going strong. Some of the first meaningful pieces I found in regards to my personal healing came from other parents.  One of the first is by Kristi Campbell titled,…

Dr. Google

I see some parents struggle with being too sheepish with their physicians. Or they are so eager and willing to just take their doctor’s word for something. Yet they walk out full of more questions than answers without daring to be too “impolite” to ask. Or maybe it buys them time emotionally because deep down they are simply not ready to accept the fact that something may indeed be amiss with their child.  They may feel relief and view the glossing over as indisputable…

Be Yourself: Truth In Storytelling

One of my biggest struggles in sharing my story is the line between telling my story to help others while protecting my children’s privacy. When I ask others for help or seek out information online regarding writing, it typically translates to “be yourself.” I agree with that sentiment wholeheartedly but I also have a duty to my children not to make this completely about me. This is their story too. For now our experiences are irrevocably intertwined. They may choose when they…

Therapeutic Riding Proves More Than Horse Play

Parents and caretakers are almost unanimous – for those with disabilities, there’s something about horses. The relationships and bonds formed with the animals can be transformative. As Greg Mellen, The Orange County Register/TNS Reports: HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Eddie Brennan is all charged up. The hyper 4-year-old, who has autism, has already charged through a puddle, and writhes as his nanny struggles to remove his shoes and socks. But when Brennan climbs on the back of Kattie, a dark bay…