Tag Archives: Autism

Sorry-grateful, regretful-happy

“You’re sorry-grateful, regretful-happy. Why look for answers where none occur.” –Steven Sondheim There’s something unfolding and I’m so ambivalent about it that I don’t even know how to start this post. That happens sometimes when I try to write about … Continue reading

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In the soda aisle

In the grocery store yesterday I passed a dad holding his baby in the soda aisle, right between the ginger ale and the sparkling water. He stood there, babe in his arms, simply covering it with kisses. He wasn’t trying … Continue reading

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Look Ma, no hands!

I sort of learned to ride my bike with no hands this week. I say sort of, because it’s really only been a few moments of what felt like flying, nothing mastered, but a sense of progress anyway. Seeing as … Continue reading

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Durga’s Tool #552: SBAR

Here’s another in my toolbox series of techniques that inspire me to live with joy, compassion and courage. When you are parenting a child with special needs, learning how to communicate clearly with teachers, doctors and other professionals is a critical … Continue reading

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Detoxing from crisis

We’re hitting the one year mark since our big trans-atlantic move. Coming upon milestones nearly every day this week, the first anniversaries of selling the house, leaving the state, saying good-bye and leaving the US altogether, I couldn’t help but get … Continue reading

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Care mapping as reflection and celebration

Since all the publicity around Gabe’s Care Map in Lisa Belkin’s Huffington Post article in January, I’ve heard from many familes who created their own Care Map. Today’s post comes from Elizabeth Cummings of Montana, mom to Charlie and Max, … Continue reading

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Show me love

Everyone shows love in different ways. Children with special needs are no different in that regard, maybe even hardwired to be more different than usual. While Williams Syndrome is associated with a “cocktail party personality,” one of the defining characteristics of … Continue reading

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