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My Autistic Son Voted for the First Time: Here’s My Takeaway

Last week, my 22-year-old autistic son voted for the very first time. It was a momentous occasion for him. Seeing him exercise his right to vote was an emotional experience, and it got me thinking about what we can learn from his voting journey. Here are a few takeaways that I wanted to share. I …

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4 Tips To Help Your Autistic Child Vote

I’ve recently helped my adult autistic son exercise his right to vote. I recorded a short podcast episode about this journey, and it’s embedded below. I wanted to follow up with some practical tips that helped me to ensure my son was able to vote in this election cycle. Everyone’s situation is different, but if …

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The Power of Hindsight

We’ve all been there. We look back on a situation, and we think to ourselves, “If only I had known then what I know now.” It’s called the power of hindsight, and it’s a very real phenomenon. Sometimes we make decisions based on the information we have at the time, and later we realize that …

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When someone doesn’t support your child’s diagnosis

Over the last 20 years, I’ve had experiences with both of these situations, and I’ve had to learn some things the hard way. I want to share some insights to help you navigate some of these things.

Parenting sometimes requires a freakish level of flexibility

I’ve been struggling as a parent for the last couple of weeks. I was pretty stoked about the new school year cause everyone seemed excited, or as excited as possible to go to school. I had already figured out a plan of attack in regard to balancing work and finishing projects around the house. Now …

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Dipping into my reserve of patience

I mentioned yesterday that Emmett was not doing well in school. I was caught off guard because I thought he was doing great, and academically he is. Unfortunately, he’s struggling emotionally and didn’t want to tell me because he was afraid I’d be disappointed. Last night I emailed his school guidance counselor and explained what …

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So we hit a little snag but finding a path forward

Even when it appears life is going well, there will always be bumps in the road, and we just hit one.

The reality of being a single parent to 3 neurodivergent teenage boys while battling my own demons

It’s been a roller-coaster week for me. The last month has been challenging for me on a number of levels and I’m trying to work my way through it. There’s so much going on in my life at the moment and I’m trying to stay on top of everything. Work is keeping me busy, which …

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