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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.

Aug06
Special Needs, Yes Indeed: Find Your Family’s Tribe

Special Needs, Yes Indeed: Find Your Family’s Tribe

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When you’re parenting kids with special needs, finding another family who gets it is invaluable, for both kids and parents.

Jul30
A Tale Of Two Teens Headed Back-To-School Two Ways

A Tale Of Two Teens Headed Back-To-School Two Ways

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When back-to-school means different things for different teens in the same family, the name of the game is making sure that everyone gets what they need.

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