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I’m hoping this helps foster a bit more independence for my adult #Autistic son

We have a great deal of nothing planned today, and I’m okay with that. I feel like I slept pretty well last night, and I got my morning walk in around 8 AM. Aside from getting some work done, I also want to spend some time with Gavin. Gavin is struggling with personal hygiene issues, …

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Managing #Depression in my 11-year-old #Autistic child

Putting your child on medication can be very scary, but here’s why we did.

Do you know what it means to be in survival mode?

I’ve not spoken about this in a while because I have been so caught up in the struggle; it hadn’t occurred to me. During therapy tonight with the kids, our therapist mentioned that I’m in survival mode. I’m very familiar with survival mode but hadn’t actually thought about it in a long time. I think …

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Sometimes #SpecialNeeds parenting can break me

I’m really struggling with Gavin lately. He’s a great kid, and while there’s some debate over his motives, I personally don’t feel like he’s doing anything on purpose. Yes, he’s making choices that drive me fucking crazy, but I don’t think he’s trying to do so. Frankly, Lizze and I agree that there is an …

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I’m NOT okay

The truth is, I’m NOT okay. I’m not okay and I’m going to be very honest about why that is.

How my kids are dealing with the loss of my grandmother

I’m beginning to see the impact of my grandmother’s death on my kids, particularly Emmett. None of my kids are talking about her or the fact that she’s passed, and that’s in stark contrast to what things were like while she was still with us. All three of my kids are Autistic, and that can …

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How do you help your child with #Autism navigate significant loss?

On Saturday morning, June 15th, my grandmother passed away at the age of 94. I’ve been really struggling with this loss for several reasons, but the loss isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s a part of life that we all will someday face, and it’s unavoidable. While this is a tragically, heartbreaking time for our …

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My 19-year-old #Autistic son has a touching moment with my grandmother

Gavin is my 19-year-old Autistic son. While he’s 19 years old on the outside, he’s about 5 or 6 years old on the inside. This presents many challenges for him, many I talk about on this blog. One of the significant challenges for Gavin is pretty much anything to do with emotion. He’s always struggled …

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