Tag Archives: diagnosis

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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Durga Tool #6: Synchronicity, Luck or Fate (whatever it is, I’ll take it!)

Here’s another in my toolbox series of techniques that inspire me to live with joy, compassion and courage, as inspired by the Hindu goddess Durga  — my nominee for patron saint of special needs parents. Well, it’s official. The blood … Continue reading

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Plate techtonics

I’m on shaky ground this week, dizzy and disoriented. I can’t find a linear thread here so I toss out all these puzzle pieces hoping to make a coherent picture in the end. — Last week I jealously listened to … Continue reading

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The upside of being labeled

Yesterday we spent the day with what I affectionately refer to as our “tribe” – a group of families who all have a child with the same genetic syndrome as our son. We hung out, had lunch, chased kids, talked … Continue reading

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