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5 Things You Can Do To Help The Caregiver In Your Life

A tragedy! The mother of a 13 year old with severe autism attempted to kill herself and her daughter. We are quick to think “how could a mother ever do that?” However, I recall the saying “don’t judge until you … Continue reading

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Caregivers Need Their ‘Me’ Time Too

Summer vacation.  No homework, less demanding schedules, time for vacations and outdoor activities.  Yes, as the children go back to school all of this is coming to an end.   I remember how I was always sad to see summer vacation … Continue reading

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Planning A Visit To The Dentist? Helpful Hints To Make The Visit Less Stressful

As I read that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, my thoughts turned back to Ryan’s first visit with the dentist.  I definitely approached it with anxiety, if not trepidation.  At 3, Ryan frequently had temper tantrums. The thought … Continue reading

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Calling All Friends – It’s Make A Friend Day!

“It’s hard to make friends when you’re different,” says AJ Starr. As we acknowledge today as “Make A Friend Day” I sadly report that too few children with disabilities have friends.  However, we know that typical children who regularly interact … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget To Say Thank You

Danke, grazie, merci, gracias, spasibo, 谢谢, cảm ơn bạn, thank you! January is National “Thank You” Month. Growing up, my siblings and I quickly learned that thank you was an essential word in our vocabularies.   Of course, mothers are always … Continue reading

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Have You #AJO’d Today?

#AJO has taken the world by storm!  With a single act of kindness to honor their daughter, Alyssa, the O’Neills purchased 40 pumpkin spiced lattes for strangers at an Erie, PA Starbucks.  The family asked the baristas to write her … Continue reading

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