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  • Fri 24 Nov 2017
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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…

Just Say No… To Mommy Wars

  I’m not a huge fan of using videos made or sponsored by a brand since there could possibly be an underlying agenda. Having said that, though, I couldn’t resist the message being delivered here.  We’re all caregivers to our children. We are doing the best we can, with what we have, based on what we know. (I also love that they included the dads in this video too) Be kind to one another. View a personal take on this here….

The Anger Sharks Are Swimming

A surprise I encountered, which shouldn’t have been a surprise at all since people will be people (number 12 says it best for this example), is that not everyone in the autism community gets along.   I dove in head first, educating myself, turning over every stone and started to form my own opinions based on all the things I was learning.  At first, it was somewhat easy to ignore what was happening on the sidelines.  I saw some bickering here or…

Educator, Parent & Student Resources – Bullying

PACER is a wonderful resource for anyone taking care of someone with disabilities.  Parents, Teachers and Advocates can find so many useful tools on their website.     PACER is also a leader in the fight against bullying individuals with disabilities or special needs and created the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center.  Visit their website for useful educational tools and ideas. TEACHERS/EDUCATORS: Templates, Charts, Videos, Posters, Classroom Education Models, Project Ideas and more can all be found there.  All age appropriate from…