Category: Autism Parenting Struggles



Hopefully we made the right decision

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The boys are at Lizze’s parent for at least the next day, and possibly the next two days. Lizze and I will be leaving very early in the morning and making our way to Youngstown. It’s about an hour and twenty-minute drive, and we need to be there no later… Read more »



I think this is best

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Poor Emmett has been struggling today. He’s trying to decide if he is comfortable going to my grandmother’s funeral on Thursday. Elliott and Gavin are a hard no. Emmett has been on the fence. Lizze and I don’t want him to feel pressured either way, but we do need to… Read more »



This sums up our trip to the @ClevelandClinic today

It’s been an incredibly long day, and I’m exhausted. For those tardy to the party, Gavin and I spent the day with our friends at the Cleveland Clinic. He was undergoing neuropsych testing. The purpose was to benchmark his level of function across several categories and compare to his baseline… Read more »



UPDATE: A little bit about the neuropsychological testing and how things are going so far

I don’t know if you’re familiar with neuropsych testing, but here it is in a nutshell. According to my friends at the Cleveland Clinic, “a neuropsychological evaluation is a test to measure how well a person’s brain is working. The abilities tested include reading, speaking, understanding, paying attention, and remembering.”… Read more »



It’s going to be an incredibly long day and I’m already exhausted

I’m feeling incredibly overwhelmed right now. We made it to the Cleveland Clinic without any problems other than a minor detour. Gavin is checked in, and we’re waiting our turn. The paperwork was a bit overwhelming because of Gavin’s history being so extensive. It’s a lot of information to squeeze… Read more »



It’s total chaos this morning

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Today has turned into chaos. I had everything planned out, and we were going to be dropping the boys off at Lizze’s parents before high tailing it to the Cleveland Clinic for Gavin’s long afternoon of testing. Unfortunately, Lizze woke up super early this morning and was in excruciating pain…. Read more »



Teenagers are tough, but teenagers with #Autism can be even tougher

My wife and I have about 20 years of Autism parenting experience. Gavin’s going to be 20 years old in January, but our journey with him was anything but typical, even for an Autistic kid. The reason I say that is because now that Elliott is a teenager and Emmett’s… Read more »


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