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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.

Oct18
Dispatches From Speech Delay Island

Dispatches From Speech Delay Island

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My son is about to be evaluated for a speech delay and I’ve never felt so alone.

Oct01
Missing From The Family Calendar

Missing From The Family Calendar

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Sure, we have a color-coded family calendar hanging in our kitchen… but the events I most wish I could schedule remain maddeningly unpredictable.

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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