Gaslighting

Gaslighting. There’s this new word going around that I had no clue what it meant just a couple weeks ago. But, unfortunately, especially in the special needs world, this term or phrase is practiced far too often. When we hear this term, we often think of healthcare providers shrugging off our worries about our childrens’…

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Enjoying the Rain

Life has been extremely hectic and tough around here lately. My daughter, Opal, was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum six months ago, so we have been in and out of doctors’ offices, therapies, doing multiple evaluations for said therapies, and then our youngest, Lucy, has started needing physical therapy. That’s four different therapies, 5 times…

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Biggest Misconceptions About Autism

I’m going to tell you from my standpoint before I became a special needs parent to an autistic kiddo! It hurts so much now the way I thought and assumed before! I had no idea what Autism was. Here’s what I assumed about people with Autism.-they can’t talk-they can’t understand you-they don’t like other people-they…

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To the Momma Picking Her Child Up From Therapy Today, I See You.

Whenever you hear the word “Autism,” there are probably multiple people that come to your mind! But, like I’ve heard time and time again and have known to be true, one person with Autism is one person with Autism. No two are exactly alike. One kiddo may struggle in sensory areas more than another who…

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