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Paying the Price for a Plateau

Last week, Addie got dumped.  At our weekly visit to OT and Speech, the therapists informed me that, “due to slow progress” (plateau), they would be discharging us.  The provider … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

A Weiner Saved My Life…Not Kidding

One of the biggest things they don’t tell you when you are a parent of a child with special needs is that a good friend can save your sanity. My … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Gift of Kindness

It’s beautiful to see how my little girl, Addie, comes to life when she’s in the water.  No longer is she quadriplegic; the buoyancy of the water encourages her movement.  … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

June is Hydranencephaly Awareness Month

On June 30, 2008, a brown-eyed little man was born that wasn’t supposed to be. He had been given a grim prognosis at around 22 weeks of life within the womb, … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Big Brick Wall and a Kick in the Teeth

As special military families, we’re all too familiar with brick walls.  Every new diagnosis, change in schedule, PCS move, new doctor, insurance transition, deployment, and IEP each bring their own brick walls.  … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Different, Not Less: The Great Divide

Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day, and I’ve been staring at this blank page for a couple hours now.  What do I write?  I’m not sure if I should light … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pushing Yourself to Find Your Ability

Today’s guest blog comes from John W. Quinn, author of Someone Like Me – An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy.   Our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Quinn … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment