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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

MSNN: An Incredible Year in Review

As we are in the midst of celebrating the wonderful Holiday season, I just want to take this opportunity to thank each of you – our MSNN Family – for … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tom the Sensory Seeking Turkey Craft

I am always looking for new ways to get the kids to use their fingers and their brains together. My older girls got a kick out of feeling the different … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

How the Fairies Saved Trick-or-Treating

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a wimp when it comes to anything remotely scary. I can’t even watch Harry Potter trailers without having nightmares for weeks. With … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Suffering in Silence: A Story of Domestic Violence

I am a military spouse, mom to a child with special needs, and am a current victim of domestic violence.  It’s a really hard choice to make to end the … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Making Sense of Sensory Issues

Guest Blogger Feature: My daughter has some sensory difficulties, and so I created her an awesome book to help teach sensory awareness.  This turned out to be the cutest book … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

The New Elephant in the Room

There are plenty of things that I have come to terms with when it comes to my daughter’s disabilities (more like ‘plenty-of-things-I-pretend-to-come-to-terms-with’): Adding diagnoses, changing medications, trying new therapies…..The road … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ah, the Changes to the MSNN Website….

So, you’ve probably noticed some slight changes to the aesthetics of the website. (Or maybe not.) Hopefully, it’s not tooooo confusing. The Board and I have been discussing ways to … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment