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May05
Helping Your Student Manage Year-End School Stress

Helping Your Student Manage Year-End School Stress

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As we near the end of my autistic son’s first full-time year back in public school, the stress is wearing him down, but really, he’s doing great.

Apr07
The Dance Of Disclosure

The Dance Of Disclosure

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To disclose or not to disclose: that’s the question when you’re dealing with special needs and increasing independence. My teens are figuring it out.

Mar04
Crisis House Rules

Crisis House Rules

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Now that I’m older and (hopefully) wiser, I’d rather make some rules for helping myself in times of crisis than point out stuff other people did “wrong.”

Jan21
Letting Go Of Normal

Letting Go Of Normal

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Is normal a real thing? Should I be wishing my special-needs kids were normal? I’m not even sure it’s real, and if it is, well, it’s not for us.

Jan06
More Than Just A Birthday

More Than Just A Birthday

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Birthdays with teenagers can feel a lot like a timer ticking down, but sometimes they feel like victory, too. For my late bloomer, this birthday feels huge.

Dec09
Your School Meeting Baking Guide

Your School Meeting Baking Guide

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I know very little about wine pairings, but I do know what you should bake for your next meeting at school.

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