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An Ode to the Military Child

Being a Military Child is a tough gig. It seems that once you get the hang of things, everything changes. Whether it be moving every three years to saying goodbye … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating The Joy That Is My Daughter

As my daughter approached the van after school one day I could see that something was wrong. Usually she skipped out of school, but now her shoulders were slumped, her … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life in the Military While Dealing with Life on the Spectrum

Changes, moving, training schedules, different schools, different teachers, new houses, new service providers, deployments – these are all things that we all deal with as we live through military life. … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Use Report on Rise in Autism to Create Change

In trying to find the best in health care and education for my son Marty, who has autism, I’ve met hundreds of African-American boys and girls like him — kids … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Firefly Upsee: Making Huge Strides for a Military Family

Earlier this month, we received an email and video from Amy Bowns, a military wife and mother, stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  “I just wanted to share a video I … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Autism Acceptance vs Autism Awareness

I think that everyone is familiar with April being Autism Awareness Month. Puzzle pieces everywhere and everyone lighting it up blue all in the name of Autism. I can guarantee … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The House Where Autism Lives

In a surprising turn of events, my household will be sporting blue porch lights this month. I know. I’m surprising even myself. Don’t misunderstand my actions: in no way do … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 7 Comments
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