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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day!

Celebrating its 19th anniversary, Camp Fire’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day honors our nation’s youth by asking adults to write, post, tweet, and tag (#AIKD) notes of encouragement and inspiration to the incredible kids in their lives. It is a simple, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Last week, I decided to tackle the four boxes of paperwork that had been relegated to a corner of my office since my file cabinet fell apart. I, like many moms, saved Ryan’s papers, reports, classroom assignments, and report cards … Continue reading

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“Fall Back”: How to Embrace Daylight Savings Time

As we were driving to the gym this morning, Ryan commented about how bright it was outside. I reminded him that we turned back the clocks Saturday night, which meant we had light earlier in the morning. (Unfortunately, night would … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday Ideas

Between June and September kids can have approximately 82 days of summer vacation. How do you fill all those days? In many of my blogs I talk about keeping a schedule during holidays, vacations, and especially, during the summer.  It … Continue reading

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Kayaking, Swimming and the Behavioral Benefits

It is 80 degrees and sunny in Erie — perfect weather for outdoor sports, games or just about anything that you dreamed of doing in the midst of a snowstorm.  Summer provides a great opportunity for you and your child to … Continue reading

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Autism from a Father’s Point of View

In honor of Father’s Day I would like to share with you a beautiful poem by a Dad with a child with autism. http://bit.ly/13H6EwB

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Summer Transition, Tips and Tricks

Summer vacation is upon us! It’s a time to catch your breath and take a break from the daily grind. However, for parents raising children with special needs, summer time doesn’t necessarily mean “care free.”  Yes, there is no home work, … Continue reading

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DSM 5: What’s the Big Deal?

It’s May 2013 and my copy of the DSM 5 is arriving this week. I remember the feeling of apprehension begin to circulate in conversations regarding the proposed revision to Autistic Disorder.  Questions swirled: “How would the change impact children … Continue reading

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Thankful for the Autism Journey

I feel a sense of gratitude as I reflect on how far we’ve come since the early 90s on this journey called autism.  To all who work to keep autism on the forefront, thank you.  Parents, teachers, physicians, researchers and advocates all … Continue reading

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The Journey of Autism: A Mom’s Latest Challenge

I felt so proud of Ryan for sharing his perspective on living with autism in my last post. I also felt it might be helpful for me to share my views on our latest challenge as we travel the journey … Continue reading

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