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Mother/Daughter Conversations

Recently, I watched the movie “Monster-in-Law” starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda. The movie centers on the unfortunate relationship between a young, newly-engaged woman and her future mother-in-law. The mother-in-law…

Nurturing the Siblings of Your Special Needs Child

One of the issues my husband and I often discuss is the well-being of our older child. With a severely autistic younger sister, my eldest spends a great deal of…

Nurturing the Siblings of Your Special Needs Child

One of the issues my husband and I often discuss is the well-being of our older child. With a severely autistic younger sister, my eldest spends a great deal of…

Sweet Splash of Summer Memories

A few weeks ago, we again braved the highway to visit family. After the last few road trips, I admit I was a bit road shy, but we survived. While there,…

Private Piano Concert for My Autistic Daughter

Weekends provide longer days, especially for my family since Rachel’s normal routine is wrecked. So last week, after our big stair cleanup, we took a family outing to buy school…

Indoor Natural Disaster

Rachel, our autistic daughter, learned how to unlock the game cabinet.

Playing Cards with My Autistic Daughter

Earlier today, my youngest daughter, who is severely autistic, decided to play cards. Can you believe I used to alphabetize my pantry? Now, I just try not to fall and break…

Exciting Breakthrough with My Autistic Daughter

For the last several years, my life has been a mess, in more than one manner of speaking. Autism threw us one crisis after another, often several at a time. Exhaustion and emotional…

Conflict, Childhood, and Marriage

Yesterday my 7-year-old daughter seemed out of sorts. After I intervened in a fight between her and her younger sister, she exploded verbally and said, “You make me feel like…

Autism

If you are new to the world of autism, there is help for the uninitiated. Three years ago when I first heard my daughter’s diagnosis of severe autism, I felt…

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