The most important thing needed for your kids with #Autism to benefit from parental visits both during and after divorce

Disclaimer: In this post, I assume that the split was not due to issues involving domestic violence, drug or alcohol addiction.  I also assume that there are no safety concerns.

When a special needs family experiences the trauma of divorce, it’s exceptionally difficult.… Read More

Elliott wanted to come home from his visit early

Not too long after the boys left tonight, I crashed.  I was so tired from a week of very little sleep. 

Unfortunately, I forgot my phone was still on vibrate from when I was at the doctors with Gavin, earlier in the day. 


When I woke up, I had missed quite a few calls and messages. 

Apparently Elliott was having a rough night and wanted to come home.  I spoke with Lizze but it had already been a couple hours since she tried to call and Elliott was distracted. 

I don’t remember what she said had happened but I do remember that they seem to have managed the situation pretty well.  ☺

I feel terrible that Elliott wanted to talk to me and I never heard the phone ring. 

Considering all they’ve been through, it’s important to me that they know they can reach me if they need me. 

On the other hand, by not answering the calls (which I still feel horrible about), the situation was resolved without him coming home early.  If he’d spoken to me, he would have been dead set on coming home and frankly, I don’t know that I have it in me to say no to that. 

As it happens, things seem to have worked out for the best. 

He may want to come home in the morning and I’ll cross that bridge if or when I get there.… Read More

The boys are gone and it’s bittersweet

The boys left around dinner time to spend the night with their Mom.  Their Grandma picks them up cause their Mom doesn’t drive. 


As I was walking Emmett out the door, he began to panic, saying that he doesn’t want to go.  When I asked him about it, he said he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do and was getting anxious.… Read More

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