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Autism Awareness Month

In case there is someone out there who may find any of these words helpful and since April is Autism Awareness Month, I thought I’d share our experiences with the different stages of getting a diagnosis. There is Nothing “wrong” with my childĀ is a piece I wrote after it was suggested to us to have… Continue reading Autism Awareness Month

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Our Autism Journey: A Year After the Diagnosis

It has been just over a year since my husband and I sat in a tiny room and were told that our son has autism. I went through theĀ stages of grief, finally landed at acceptance, and then rolled up my sleeves. Here is what stands out the most when I think about the journey I… Continue reading Our Autism Journey: A Year After the Diagnosis

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Struggling to Accept an Autism Diagnosis

Leading up to the Autism Diagnosis Last school year my son started faking being sick to try to get out of going to PreK and having uncontrollable meltdowns when he did go. Then he began telling us about the kids at school being mean to him. He also started coming home with marks on him… Continue reading Struggling to Accept an Autism Diagnosis