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Community Blog Posts

The Balance Between Fear and Unconditional Love

August 17, 2021

Nothing quite tips the emotional balance like this particular scale.  When Andrew was younger, the fear was so intense. Fear that he wouldn’t live, that he would suffer, that milestones would not be met, that he would be a vegetable. All things I was told were likely in some doctor’s office or other. Every appointment […]

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Fireworks (and other triggers)

July 17, 2021

I’ve always loved fireworks! From sparklers to a full county wide freedom festival extravaganza, I grew up associating them with summer, patriotic songs, family, friends and food. Most times, I take Andrew to our local park that has a great display. We’ve also just done sparklers and sometimes, he has been in bed sound asleep […]

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June 24, 2021

Not to put too fine a point on it but cultivating connection in a post pandemic environment is understandably difficult for so many people right now. Unfortunately, it’s something that so many special needs families have been struggling with for a long time. We often have to break plans with friends, reschedule, make at home […]

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