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What if I was in a car accident?
Today while driving Eric to an appointment, a car in the next lane swerved and came very close to hitting
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Dental Work — A Tale of Two Children;  One with Autism/Special Needs
This is a step-by-step summary showing how different dentist visits can be –depending upon which child we are talking about.
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To My (Almost) Teenager: A Quick Pit Stop
Hey Buddy, So, we’re coming up on your 13th birthday.  Do you believe it?  You’re going to be a teenager.
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“I cried”
I cried when you were diagnosed I cried because I thought I did something to cause it I cried because
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The Trail
Walk with me, son.  This trail is so beautiful.  There is so much I want to show you;  so much
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Now We’ve Met. I Really Don’t Like You
It’s not that I ever dismissed him.  In my line of work you often see people at their lowest.  I’ve
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Sandwiches and Success
While recently on vacation, Eric was bursting with excitement about going to Disney. But in order to get to the
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Motherhood: A confessional
When I was little I dreamed of getting married, raising 3 kids and having tons of hustle and bustle at
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Toys that Started it All!
As I step on toys throughout the house today, I was reminded of this picture. This is a picture of
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The Bus
A few years ago, Eric had a bad experience on the bus. The driver was not very “autism friendly” –
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Guilty
Planned a vacation day today to go to the beach with my daughter. We usually go on her birthday every
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Connections
There are always so many stories about how social media has created a more disconnected society.  People opting to have
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“Sleep” (a little bit of fiction about a struggling dad)
  The light rippled and waved.  It danced:  Blue, then white, then blue again.  The pattern, the movement:  it felt
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He Remembered: A Beautiful Disney Gesture
He remembered.  He was there in 2011 (he was 7).  We had breakfast with the Whinnie the Pooh characters at
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“Afraid”
He felt the tickle on the back of his neck; that familiar tickle that made him aware he was dreaming.
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7 Things First Responders Want People With Autism to Know: A Response to Autism Speaks
Today, on their blog, Autism Speaks posted this open article to First Responders: 7 Things People With Autism Want First
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Be Noticed
Did you know that peacocks don’t grow their feathers until about the age of 3? I found this fact interesting.
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“12 Things My Son Has Taught Me”
  1) Things I thought were important before I had him — really aren’t. 2) After even the hardest day,
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In This House…
In this house: -Pants are optional. -We praise and reward poop. -Our air freshener of choice is bacon. -Furniture is
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A Third Ticket
A couple of weeks ago, a new friend asked me how I deal with the uncertainty over what our future
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I Still Want More
“I still want more…” After receiving Eric’s autism diagnosis, I always wished I had a crystal ball to help me
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My Guide
I said recently that I was sent off on this road trip without a map to follow. I was wrong.
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Called Out by my 14 year old
So… I like to think I’m a very optimistic person.  Look for the silver lining.  Make lemonade out of lemons.
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Enough
I can’t take away her fears. But I can hold her, listen, and make her trust in her soul that
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When ya gotta go!
I took Eric to one of his favorite places today that’s about an hour away.   About 10 minutes after I
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Never Miss a Moment
Recently I took Eric to a local indoor water park for a few hours.  He loved it.  I had a
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It’s All About the Experience
It’s all about the experience. Eric has a few borderline obsessive compulsions. He loves to go to Target, Walmart, or
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Vacation Amnesia
Last month Mr. Bacon and I were blessed to be able to go away on vacation without the kids.  (Thank
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Growth
Yes, you should be expected to put the needs of your children first. Yes, you should be expected to sacrifice
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A Love Story – Breakthrough!
I’ll admit I’ve always hoped that Eric would “blend in” to the crowd; conform to publicly acceptable behaviors.  It’s taken
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