Monthly Archives: February 2011

How to Handle Serious Issues at School: Dealing with Daniel

Note: This is part II. For the beginning of the story go to How to Handle Serious Issues at School or a Very Rough School. Barely a day goes by that I am not thankful I have my husband to help … Continue reading

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How to Handle Serious Issues at School or A Very Rough Week

We knew it was going to be a busy week before it even started. On top of the usual schedule of work, child-related activities and basketball, we had a mother-daughter’s night scheduled with our cousins and a girls’ night-out for … Continue reading

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Compassion

Compassion: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. Compassion is a huge part of being a parent. Like every other area of parenting its importance is only exaggerated when parenting a child with special needs. While being a powerful … Continue reading

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Is Aspergers a Mental Illness?

Monday, I was listening to a talk show on NPR. I don’t remember what talk show but I do remember the topic, Geriatric Psychiatry. They were discussing how the diagnosis and even the manifestation of mental illness changes as a … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – James Williams

Last night, I headed out with some friends and special needs teachers to hear James Williams speak at a local school. Born in 1988, James Williams was diagnosed with Autism at age 3. James has excelled. At 11, he co-authored … Continue reading

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Saturday Evening Blog Post Again!

I am once again participating in the Saturday Evening Blog Post on my cousin’s site Elizabeth Esther. Although not a blog specifically for special needs children, she touches on all aspects of life, faith and parenting, particularly addressing her and … Continue reading

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