The Babygate Scandal

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My children were both diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder within a 2 month period. Gray was diagnosed just before he turned 4, and Hope was diagnosed 2 days before her second birthday. In the blink of an eye, the trajectory of our lives was utterly altered. Continue reading The Babygate Scandal

Visual Processing Disorder Part 1

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Imagine that you are in the middle of a great story. You eagerly pick up your book, excited to find out what happens next. You open the page, but your eyes cannot make sense of what they see. You could read the book yesterday, but today you’ve lost that ability. Continue reading Visual Processing Disorder Part 1

Like, Literally!

In my opinion, “literally” is literally one of the most over-used, incorrectly applied words in the English language. “I mean, I literally jumped 10 feet in the air!” Um, no, you literally did not.

But literal thinking and behavior takes on a whole new meaning when navigating life with children on the autism spectrum. These kids tend to be very literal, concrete thinkers and you must choose your words carefully. Continue reading Like, Literally!

It's nothing like I planned, but it's still a crazy, wonderful life!