Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

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Today marks a day in our lives when we recognize our loved ones who have autism and we share what this day means to us. However, not everyone knows that today is an actual holiday. I mentioned this to four people this morning and they all said, “I didn’t know!” It felt good sharing this with

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Birthdays and Parenting

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Today happens to be my birthday and just when you thought it would just be an ordinary day in March, the following happened: Little Angel walks into our bedroom to wake me up and present me with a birthday card that he made in school. It was colorful. It was huge. Most importantly, he wrote his name on the

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That’s Not My Problem

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Every day when I interact with or observe someone, I always wonder if that person has a disability or not. I don’t know why but I understand how. Each time a thought comes to mind, I wonder how my son will be able to co-exist in mainstream life. Having a child on the autism spectrum

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Why the R-Word Makes Me Cringe!

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Every time I hear the r-word, it makes me cringe and it angers me at the same time. For those who do not know, the r-word is short for “retard” or “retarded.” The term was used in past generations to mean slowed down or held back. The term was also used in “mental retardation” as

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Goodbye Avonte Oquendo!

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Avonte Oquendo

This past Tuesday, I received the worst piece of news that a parent can ever get about their child: Their child is dead! On January 21st, news reports confirmed that the remains of a once missing child belong to Avonte Oquendo. I have nothing but tears and an angry face. Anger is what I feel

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