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The fallout is worse than the cause

The good news is that it’s much cooler today. Elliott’s still dealing with heat rash, and Emmett won’t wear any clothes, but at this moment, the boys are in a good mood.  Gavin’s been hiding in his bedroom for most of the day thus far.  Lizze started a new, art based therapy class today. She …

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#Autism has had an impact on our marriage and here’s how we deal with it

When you’re special needs parents, being exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, and frustrated, is sorta of the status quo. It goes with the territory, and we all experience this from time to time.  Today, was one of those days where Lizze and I were so stressed out, that it created some conflict between the two of us.  …

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I’m a frustrated #Autism Dad, and here are a few reasons why

I’m feeling frustrated because so far, the summer isn’t going how I’d like it to. I wanted to keep the kids moving, and have fun, but that’s not happening as much as I want it to.  Emmett’s is in a flare, for the second time since school has been out, and that tends to dictate …

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Jamming pencils in my ears

I try to provide insight and inspiration to my readers, by sharing my thoughts and experiences. Sometimes though, the best I can do is share what I’m feeling after a long day of being an Autism and Special Needs parent.  We weren’t without our struggles yesterday, but it was a good day.  One of the …

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My wife and I have been going back and forth over this

I’ve been trying to figure out what to do in regards to Emmett’s dentist appointment tomorrow. I remembered that we’ve had a similar situation in the past and the office said that as long as he’s not sick, the fever is fine.  The only difference between that and this is his mouthful of sores.  Lizze …

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I didn’t realize what the problem was until today

I’ve come to an important realization today. I used to think that Elliott didn’t have any issues with socialization. He has friends and interacts with them throughout the day. When we’re out in public, he’s the most polite kid in the world, and people comment on it all the time.  All those things are good. …

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Why trying to get my son’s new glasses was so frustrating¬†

I mentioned last night that when it came to getting Emmett’s glasses, I ran into a frustrating situation. Here’s what happened, but before going into this, I want to say something first.  Not everyone agrees with public assistance and I get that. There are people who abuse the system and that’s wrong. There are however, …

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