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Everyone is Whole and Beautiful!

I just read Schizophrenia Revealed: Accepting Uncle Leopold at “A Quiet Week in the House”. It is a bittersweet and uplifting story. It is beautifully written. As the daughter of a paranoid schizophrenic (my father) and the mother of an … Continue reading

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Defining Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome as a Mental Illness

Recently, the mother of 23-year old Paul Corby received a letter from the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania’s transplant team. Her son has a congenital heart disorder which leaves his heart unable to pump blood as efficiently as required. … Continue reading

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Tiny Twinkles

Yesterday I was getting ready for my daughter’s 5-year-old birthday party. I had purchased two boxes of cake mix in some masochistic idea of making her birthday cake. I had sliced strawberries and made chocolate frosting. The first layer of … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage

I follow Mark’s Daily Apple. I find the Primal/Paleo diet a great resource for healthy eating as well as gluten-free and often, casien-free recipes. Mark Sesson writes about more than just food. He also writes about the difference between modern lifestyles … Continue reading

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Is it School Time Already!

Back to school! Life is heading back into the routine of school. This time of year is also tough for me, but for reasons I have never really articulated. Summer is a struggle. My son’s only desire is to play … Continue reading

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Help Understanding the IEP Process

I recently connected with a fellow Aspie mom who is also writing a IEP Tutorial for a graduate class. She blogs the basics of the IEP process at IEP Tutorial. For all of you out there who are new to … Continue reading

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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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