Tag Archives: disability

An oldie, but a goodie

Today I’m over here, with a short essay I wrote a few years ago. It feels as true today as it did then, perhaps even more-so after Avery’s surgery. I hope it rings true for you, too. Thanks, Louise!

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T21 Traveling Afghan

I’m a little bit late in posting this, but in case you haven’t heard, the amazing CJ of Little Miss E has created a fun way to connect families, spread joy, and increase DS awareness.  It’s called the T21 Traveling Afghan, and … Continue reading

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Yes, no and maybe: about doctors

Here’s another comment I wanted to pull out for discussion–this one is from Ellen.

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More about speech

Mylie’s Mom asked these questions in the comments, and I thought they deserved a whole post of their own. She writes: Niksmom said, “Help your child find a way of communicating that is effective and let them develop from there.” … Continue reading

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Mamas making a difference

Recently, I had the opportunity to read Laura Shumaker’s book,  A Regular Guy:  Growing Up with Autism. a memoir about life with her autistic son, Matthew.  It’s an honest and open look at the struggle to obtain a diagnosis (which is something … Continue reading

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Think of it as a bookmark in my life

Disclaimer:  This is a very disorganized post about reading, learning to teach reading, Avery, potty training, excellent books, synchronicity, and some especially sweet moments I don’t want to forget.  Here we go! Several months ago I received an email from … Continue reading

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