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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,…

Law Enforcement and First Responders

Finding yourself in an unexpected situation or emergency that requires law enforcement or first responders has the potential to be a terrifying experience.  There are so many things in even an ordinary scenario with typical family dynamics that could go wrong or change at any moment. It is important to have a proper plan in place for the situations in our lives that are somewhat predictable or considered likely to happen at some point. For example, if you live in a tornado zone, you…

Autism and Wandering 2015

Watching the montage of news footage in this video is what it is often like inside my mind.  My brain will play a constant loop of fear, tragedy and ‘what-if’ driven dialogue that remind me to never let my guard down, stay prevention minded and have a plan. Here is an important video from the National Autism Association on the dangers of wandering and its relationship with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The search times for those found deceased ranged from 15 minutes to 20…

What It Means to be a Special Needs Mom by Kristi Campbell

I found this video inspiring when I first saw it and it became one of the first sources of strength for me in realizing I am not alone.   Although my work on this site is helping, I’m not someone who easily talks about my feelings or experiences. I Initially sent this video out to friends and family members to give them an idea of what I felt at the time and let it do the talking for me.   I also…