Monthly Archives: April 2011

Our Role & words hurt

So I was thinking, draw 3 circles on a piece of paper.  One inside the other, so really you have 3 cirles around each other(as pictured)   The inner circle is our children, this is their culture of being a child with special needs. The middle circle is us, the parents.  We’re not in the…

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The Eruption…

My daughter is home schooled…sorta. See, we utilize an online virtual public school for her education. This has served us perfectly with Jack’s needs and our crazy schedules. The problem I have with public schools is this ridiculous state testing that each student must pass. So, you know, the entire year is geared towards passing…

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What Happens When They Grow Up?

One of the most difficult things to think about when raising a child with autism is what happens when they are no longer a child. The unknown is very scary to me. I know there are options and I’ve looked into a few things, but I’ve not actually met a real, live adult with autism….

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Neighborhood Friends

One of the things I love about our neighborhood is all the kids on the street.  It’s reminiscent of when I was a kid and would run the neighborhood from morning till dusk, riding my bike or roller skating or playing a neighborhood game of hide and seek. True things are a little different now. …

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Feeling Like a Wimp Here

This will be short because my finger is hurting. It happens to be the index finger on my right (dominant) hand…perhaps the finger I use most…or at least I’m noticing how much I use it now that it’s hurting. You know how that goes. I think it is some sort of tendonitis or repetitive stress…

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Special Exposure Wednesday: Special Dinner

The boy prepared “dinner” for doggy and seahorse. Would you care to join them? 🙂 Grab the Special Exposure Wednesday button and share what’s going on in your world! <a href=”http://www.specialneeds.5minutesformom.com/category/special-exposure-wednesday/”><img title=”specialexposurewednesday” src=”http://www.specialneeds.5minutesformom.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/specialexposurewednesday.jpg” alt=”special needs wordless wednesday” width=”286″ height=”255″ /></a>

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The Cab Ride

Today I offer something a little different — THE CAB RIDE is a story that I read a few years ago that makes me search for those special opportunities where I might do something that improves the life of just one person.

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What no parent should ever have to do

It’s not something any of us want to think about. I faced it once, 4 years ago, when my then-1-year-old had inexplicable black outs and seizures over the 18 months following her 1st birthday. As a parent of children with profound special needs, it’s a constant, if hidden, companion to us. What if the unspeakable…

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When Human Kindness Goes A Long Way

I’ve always been a strong believer in being kind and generous to other people. Kinda like you get what you give (although, some people still feel the need to try to wreck my day, that’s neither here nor there). There are some things that earn you an automatic gold star in my book, and this…

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Magic Marker Monday — Easter Eggs…

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back…     Easter doesn’t get much happier than this! Hope yours was delightful!   What…

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