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Category Archives: Special Needs Parenting Challenges

Military Spouses: Making our Community Better

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is Friday, May 9, 2014. Military Special Needs Network will be running a variety of blogs, graphics, statuses, and facts all about the crazy, incredible, never … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s His Behavior Communicating Now?

Well, another month and another opportunity for Ted to receive the Good Behavior Award at school. And so, another month and another time for Ted to snatch defeat right out … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

A Day of Remembrance

As we enter April, surely everyone with an internet connection is well aware that it is Autism Awareness Month. Indeed, you cannot surf very far without reading about this organization … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twice Exceptional

And now for the other side of the ADHD coin: the “twice exceptional” population. This is a group of individuals who may have ADHD, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 2 Comments