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Technology isn’t useful if it’s not affordable and accessible to the people who need it most

Technology is only useful when it’s affordable and accessible to the people who need it most. @vivintgivesback has done just that and made it possible for parents to have the technology they need to help keep their wandering kids with Autism safe. Please visit www.theautismdad.com/vivint for more information on how… Read more »







Seeing the ocean for the very first time ever

Seeing the ocean for the very first time in their young lives. Unbelievable experience. I wanted to share the picture I took as the boys touched the ocean for the very first time ever. 🙂 So grateful to Wishes Can Happen for making this happen. 🙂







What took place in this picture was absolutely heartbreaking

What took place in this picture was absolutely heartbreaking. At therapy tonight, Gavin wanted to bring us up to speed on his missions. It’s important to understand that these missions are related to his Schizophrenic hallucinations, and done with a team that only he can see. It was heartbreaking to… Read more »







1 BIG reason I’m worried about Gavin

This is an important update on Gavin’s current overall status and one that’s a bit concerning, although not entirely unexpected. Gavin’s officially off of Lithium for the first time in over a decade. We were a bit caught off guard at the timing because we were supposed to stop this… Read more »







How #Depression impacts my life

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Depression has been a constant companion of mine since I was a teenager. I’ve spoken very openly about this war I’m waging, and I’m going to try and provide you with some further insight. I’ve always referred to my struggles with Depression as a war because depression is a life long struggle,… Read more »







#Autism Parenting Exhaustion 

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I’ve been dragging a little bit lately. Honestly, I feel completely spent, like all the life has been drained from my body. My diet and exercise journey has suffered as a result. The problem is probably more complicated than this, but I’m very sleep deprived. Even when the boys are… Read more »







When IVIG Infusions go wrong

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Gavin’s IVIG infusion has been a disaster so far. First of all, the supply company shorted us the needles needed to draw up his meds. I had to find a pharmacy that carried theses and was willing to sell me some without a script. Honestly, who would be buying these things… Read more »


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