Tag: Autism Awareness

Raising the Kindergarten Bully: An Apology To The Parents of His Victims

| September 13, 2015 | 3 Comments
Raising the Kindergarten Bully: An Apology To The Parents of His Victims

Raising the Kindergarten Bully: An Apology To The Parents of His Victims Enrique has always been aggressive. Still, he’s one of the sweetest and most affectionate boys you’ll ever meet. He cares deeply about others and is learning, one day at a time, to express his emotions in a more gentle way.   Although, even […]

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7 Things All Parents of Children With Autism Need To Hear From You

| May 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
7 Things All Parents of Children With Autism Need To Hear From You

Maybe it’s because we’ve all said the wrong thing before, that my article last week, 7 Things You Should Never Tell A Parent of A Child With Autism got so many shares and views. While there were plenty of readers who have some type of relationship with Autism, I’m sure there were just as many people who were […]

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7 Things You Should Never Tell A Parent Of A Child With Autism

| May 12, 2015 | 18 Comments
7 Things You Should Never Tell A Parent Of A Child With Autism

  I am encouraged by the general efforts of our modern society to learn and understand about what it’s like for a child with Autism. We are making strides in the right direction. That’s great! Still, as a parent of three children with Autism, I often find myself surrounded by ignorance. Don’t be offended. That’s […]

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Another Party We Weren’t Invited To: Autism Misunderstood

| September 22, 2014 | 8 Comments
Another Party We Weren’t Invited To: Autism Misunderstood

  We didn’t get invited to the party… I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately.  In retrospect, it’s much easier to understand those defining moments I didn’t recognize while they were happening. So, reflection is an important part of my life.  I use it to learn from my mistakes, keep doing the things I […]

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Autistic Boy Escapes From School: Mom Was Told, “It Happens”

| August 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
Autistic Boy Escapes From School: Mom Was Told, “It Happens”

“Hello?” “Mrs. Mallard,” said the voice on the other end,  ”we just wanted to inform you that Elijah got out of the classroom today. He made several attempts to escape , and he finally succeeded. It took us about 30 minutes, but we finally found him in a yard nearby. The lady who lived there […]

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Autism Awareness: Local Radio Host Gave Me a Virtual Smack Upside My Ignorant Head

| April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Autism Awareness: Local Radio Host Gave Me a Virtual Smack Upside My Ignorant Head

I’m an intellect.  I credit that to my over-processing brain which houses endless thoughts, opinions, ideas, and a constant desire to know more.  That being said, I must admit that the other day when I wrote the open letter to the media, I really did hope to know more regarding how others view the issues […]

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Stop Keeping Score on Autism Awareness: An Open Letter to the Media

| April 2, 2014 | 2 Comments
Stop Keeping Score on Autism Awareness: An Open Letter to the Media

To Whom It May Concern in the Media Industry:  Today is World Autism Day.  Did you think I didn’t know that? So here you come, to do your part for Autism Awareness.  Do you think that by slapping that title on an article hearts will bleed, everyone will become aware, and you’ll change the world, all […]

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