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Living the life of a special needs parent.

Guest Blog by Kristy Donaldson PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CHST Have you ever thought about what it is like for parents of atypically developing children? I was contemplating life today, as I often do, and that very thought popped into my head. It was most likely due to another failed attempt for someone to understand my child and why she was writhing on the floor,

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My Child Was Just Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Now What?

You’ve wondered for a while, you’ve stressed about their behavior, but now you finally have a professional confirming it.  Your child has Autism or ASD. If you are anything like me, you leave feeling partly relieved, because, let’s face it, you have known it, but hoped you were wrong. But part of you is angry and grieving the possibility that those dreams you had for

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Disappointment

Some events happened this week that really affected me deeply.  Changes are happening that I can’t just sit back and watch. I can’t help voicing how I feel and advocating for kids like my Ellie. There are no private schools or preschools for kids like Ellie. We have such a shortage of places within our community that will welcome them with open arms and

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Potty Trouble

Recently Ellie has had so many great days.  She is so much more alert and present in class. She is able to focus on work when before she could never sit still long enough to try.  She goes to a school that is willing to give her accommodations like a quiet corner, sensory breaks and many other things. But what is great is she

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