A HEARTBREAKING UPDATE on Gavin 12.24.16

I wanted to take a few minutes and bring you all up to speed on Gavin’s current status. Lizze and I have been seeing some things that while concerning, aren’t really super surprising. 

Behaviorally, Gavin is continuing to do well. Unfortunately, there’s more to Gavin’s situation than behavioral concerns.  I remember a time in the not so distant past



Heartbreak: We learned more about Gavin’s condition today

So we had family therapy tonight and one of the main topics was Gavin because of how he’s been struggling lately.

At one point, we called him over and had him debrief Dr. Pattie on all the new missions he’s been going on with his visibly challenged group of super best friends. Gavin didn’t spare any details and he told Dr. …



It’s frustrating and heartbreaking to see Gavin go through this

Gavin’s been doing amazingly well in a great many areas of his life and is struggling in some other ones.  Behaviorally speaking, he’s doing really well and the relationship he now has with his Mom is awesome, for both of them. 

The story of Gavin has become one that is overwhelmingly positive but like I said, there are still …



How my 7 year old with #Autism broke my heart

Emmett’s a truly amazing kid.  He’s always surprising me with the things he says and does.  Sometimes those surprises are hilarious or just plain impressive.  Other times the surprises come in the form of heartbreaking insight into how he’s feeling. 

Something you need to understand about Emmett is that he really struggles with expressive language. 

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Sharing how he’s feeling, especially on …



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