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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

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!

Do You Hear a Dog, Mommy?

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Once upon a time, there was a toddler named Gray. Like his baby friends, Gray was growing, learning and beginning to develop language. At his well-baby doctor’s appointments, his proud mommy told the doctor things like, “Yes, he is starting to talk!” and “Oh yes, he definitely has at least 50 words. Probably more!” Continue reading Do You Hear a Dog, Mommy?