Autism

Battling Test Anxiety

With 2 kids at different points in their educational journey, testing anxiety is a common ground for both of them. We have a middle schooler who attends the local public middle school’s GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) magnet school, and an elementary scholar who participates in an online public charter school from home. They both…

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An Educational Diagnosis for Autism

ONE STEP AT A TIME has always been our mantra on this journey thru Autism. My husband and I have always been goal setters and planners. This means that learning to take a step back and focus on life a single day at a time has been a challenge. A challenge God spent many years preparing us for. I…

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Autism Therapy: Toddler Years

It’s amazing how therapeutic work can be. To be occupied in doing and working towards a goal. Once therapy began and we started working to meet the needs of our child with autism we instantly started to feel hope. Hope is so important. At the age of 2 1/2 our son began his 10 hours…

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Searching & Connecting

When we started our Autism journey I was scared, then I was overwhelmed, and now I am determined. Since my first “Google: Autism” experience, I have purposefully avoided researching too much, and I have looked for answers in conversations with the experienced parents, therapists, psychologists, and our pediatrician. Frankly, I have been terrified at the mass…

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Autism Diagnosis

Writing about the days surrounding our son’s autism diagnosis are always harder than I think they will be. Maybe it is because I begin knowing how the story progresses, and writing about the beginning reminds me how very scared we were. It reminds me that we were fortunate in many many ways, and that so…

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