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extraordinary, continued

extraordinary, continued

1:2 Specialized Yoga class – April, 2012 Becky’s Mom, Mary and I are sitting in the lobby waiting for our girls. We’ve struck up a chat with another mom, there with her two children – both on the spectrum. Mary is telling her how before we arrived, Becky was worried that Brooke might not be … Continue reading

role models

Visiting with Kate * “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum Later, I would talk with my friend Jess from Diary of a Mom, about my meeting with Ibby, trying in rapid fire succession to remember, process, and spit out every bit of new … Continue reading

under a blanket of comfort

* I did not hear from the doctor last night, which is actually good. The nurse had said that if the news were “urgent” that he would call last night. If not, we would hear from him within 24 hours. Some of you have expressed anger about the way that the doctor’s office handled this. … Continue reading

she asked

. Molly, Brooke and Janey ~ Brooke’s Adaptive Dance Class – The back story ~ Molly has her questions before they start class. . Who’s your favorite Disney princess? . When is your birthday? . What year were you born?.. . She looks like a typical teenager at first glance, but it’s the questions that … Continue reading

one million strong

One million people One million people who care about autism One million people who are there for one another One million people who are there for our kids One million people who know what it means to walk in our shoes One million people who come together to find answers To share strength To create … Continue reading


. . If you’re on Twitter, you may have noticed something of a phenomenon lately. Over the last week or so, a community has begun to form. Some brilliant soul (if you know her / him / them please leave details in the comments!) began to use the hash tag #YouMightBeAnAutismParentIf .. and it caught … Continue reading

my village

Diary of a Mom Facebook status, Saturday at 2:33 pm for the first time in (literally) as long as i can remember, i am about to get in the car with three girlfriends, take a road trip to go visit eight other girlfriends and – get this .. i’m SLEEPING OVER! am i feeling guilty … Continue reading

a list of thank you’s – part two

* So where was I? Ah, yes, Drew and I had just met with Jeneil, along with a few others – including one who is doing groundbreaking (sometimes literally) work in the area of adult housing, one who is a psychologist who works with ASD families and one who works as a community service liaison … Continue reading