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Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Why Tolerance Isn’t Tolerable

I think that just about anyone who works in a nonprofit supporting a disenfranchised population has gone through a crash course of unacceptable words that must be removed from your … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

A Sister’s A-Ha Moment

When we first learned that our youngest son had ADHD, ODD, sensory processing disorder (he is a seeker!), and several other things we knew we would hit road blocks. We … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

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