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Kate Swenson: Autism, Parenting, Hope, and Healing (S5E13)

I have a great parent-to-parent conversation with my friend Kate Swenson (Finding Cooper’s Voice). We share some of our best autism parenting stories that inspire hope and healing.

Summing up my experience at The Converge Autism Summit

At the end of April, I drove to Greenville, South Carolina. They invited me to attend and promote The National Converge Autism Summit, put on by Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health. This was the first time I agreed to attend anything like this before, especially in person. It’s been a few weeks, and the dust has …

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One day at a time

I spoke with the schools this morning and there’s a better than average chance that we’re done with school for the year. It ends next week and with Elliott testing positive yesterday, odds are he’s done for the year. The same goes for Emmett because he’s showing symptoms as well. Emmett, Gavin, and I will …

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#COVID has struck my household for the 1st time and I’m feeling overwhelmed

I’m going to be honest. The level of overwhelmed that I’m currently at is tough for me to manage. There’s a great deal of change occurring in my life all at once and while most of it is positive, not all of it is. To top it all off, we got hit with a whammy …

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I had an unbelievably good day and yet I’m struggling a little bit

I’ve had an unbelievably good day. I’m starting a new job that I can’t wait to talk about, and it’s perfect for me. I’m so freaking excited because it’s going to allow me to build a better future for my kids and grow my efforts. It’s been a long time coming and I hope I …

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I couldn’t be prouder

I want to remind all the parents out there to never lose hope. This will be very short and I feel like the picture says it all. My kids have been in a charter school for kids on the spectrum, since kindergarten. The idea of mainstreaming seemed scary and frankly, impossible at times. I always …

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Seeing this made me feel good

It’s been a long week. It’s had some amazing highs and some heartbreaking lows. I’m currently sick, but tested negative for COVID. I really started not feeling well yesterday and I was up all night coughing, sneezing, and generally miserable. It could be worse and I’m grateful it’s not. Last night, we were going to …

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Autistic Child for College

man looking outside window carrying black and brown backpack while holding his hand on window

If you are like many parents whose autistic child has decided to join college, you might be filled with anxiety and lots of questions. You might wonder what college has in store for them and wonder if they will find enough accommodations once class starts. There are all valid questions because every parent wants the …

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