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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.

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.

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