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Jan07
Taking Flight in the Cold

Taking Flight in the Cold

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Schools are closed today due to “excessive cold,” and it’s all my fault. Sorry, I’m not sorry—because it hasn’t slowed down my autistic son one bit.

Dec10
Bye-bye, Homeschooling: Heading Back To Public School

Bye-bye, Homeschooling: Heading Back To Public School

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After two and a half years of homeschooling, my autistic teen is embarking on a new adventure. Here’s why, and how we’re hoping to make it work.

Nov19
New (fur)babies are stressful

New (fur)babies are stressful

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In the excitement of adding a second dog to our household, I may have forgotten how hard it can be for everyone involved, even when it’s a good thing.

Sep27
Dealing With a New Diagnosis

Dealing With a New Diagnosis

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My son has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I haven’t the faintest idea what I’m supposed to do next.

Sep24
The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

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One of the hardest lessons for my teens is that, sometimes, there are some things more important than being right.

Aug20
Navigating IEPs and 504s With Older Kids

Navigating IEPs and 504s With Older Kids

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The dance of special education gets a lot more complicated as kids hit the teen years; the challenge is to balance support with increased responsibility.

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