Monthly Archives: December 2015

Digital Detox

This final week of 2015, I am taking a page out of Maria Shriver’s book to give myself a “digital detox” from blogging, Facebook, and Twitter, and to truly reflect about the things that made this past year so wonderful. … Continue reading

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12 Christmas Prayers

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Christmas Memories

As we approach Christmas, I began thinking about Christmases past. Ryan’s first Christmas was quite eventful. Erie was in the midst of the Blizzard of ‘93, and we were picking up my mother and driving to Uncle Joe’s house for … Continue reading

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Picking the “Right” Gift

With Christmas just around the corner, I’m thinking about gifts for my nieces’ children. Since they are still very young, I want to be sure to be careful in my choice, and that I select something safe and age-appropriate. It’s … Continue reading

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Research Updates

Scientists and researchers are constantly uncovering more information related to autism, offering insights into the origins, possible causes and even at times potential cures. I come across dozens of articles on a weekly basis, some of which seem more important … Continue reading

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Being Different

Yesterday was our holiday program. This is always a favorite event of mine. Not only do we get to see the hard work and efforts of our students and staff, but because this is a wonderful day to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Responding to Terror

Although the holiday season is joyful, the recent shootings in San Bernardino and the terrorist attacks in Paris have cast a dark shadow across our world. Personally speaking, these events created lots of anxiety in Ryan. When Paris occurred, he … Continue reading

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