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The New Normal The New "Normal": Living with Autism

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The New Normal · 1Y ago

What A Difference!

   It has been nearly 2 months since I have written.  I have been afraid- afraid to say out loud that things have turned a corner.  I am still afraid, as I know we are likely still in the ho...
The New Normal · 1Y ago

When The Educators Need To Be Educated

I have been struggling over the last 6 weeks, trying to find a way to describe what has been going on with Jack.  I am not someone who jumps on my blog and bashes people.  I also have been ...
The New Normal · 1Y ago

Jack's Birthday- A Much Needed Reminder

Yesterday was my big boy's 9th birthday.  NINE!  It seems impossible, and yet he is creeping up on me height-wise (not the hardest thing to do haha).  Jack has been having so much trouble be...
The New Normal · 1Y ago

Jack Davis- an oldie but a goodie

I love being a mom, best job I've ever had.  Jack is going to be 5 very soon.  So I am feeling a little nostalgic.  Cannot believe our lanky little boy used to be nothing more than a little ...
The New Normal · 1Y ago

When the "Least Restrictive Environment" May Be Causing Harm

Have you ever had a complete aha moment as a parent?  No one ever gave me a guidebook for my kiddos, and as Jack’s BCBA pointed out last night when we were talking, even if they had, it wou...
The New Normal · 1Y ago

Great Expectations

When you have your first baby you plan and plan and plan- or so you think. You will do everything "right" and your child's life will be ideal.  Cue reality.Our reality has been a huge wake u...
The New Normal · 1Y ago

When Your Child Is Special

While I am a special needs mom, that's not what I mean today.I am talking about how special my Nate is- what an amazing little individual I have in my life.  I was sitting with him today out...
The New Normal · 1Y ago

A Cause Near and Dear to My Heart- Please Read!!

If you are reading this, you either know and care about our family, or are affected by autism in your own daily life.  Either way, you have some personal knowledge about the affects that aut...
The New Normal · 1Y ago

Caregiver Burnout is Very Real

About a year ago, my employer, being the forward thinking organization that it is, hosted a teleconference for employees on compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout.  I of course could chec...
The New Normal · 1Y ago

Nate- development can lead to new challenges

I haven't talked about Nate in awhile.  He has been doing very well.  He has been in ABA consistently for about 10 months and in complete contrast to our experience with Jack, he has had the...