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Letter to Mica’s class
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It is definitely not easy and it is a full-time job to keep all the pieces of the puzzle on the table but, in my view, well worth it, if you have the right partners. – Mica’s mom This morning I read this beautiful note…
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Unwritten IEP Goals
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Yesterday was report card day.  As I overheard the neighbors talking about it, I felt a rising pit in my stomach. There are some days you just can’t take on any more. Some days you just don’t want to think about disability or challenges. Yesterday…
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How to Keep it Together: A Guide
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First disclaimer, I am one person. I’m a parent, and I’m a provider. But I can only share my own personal experience. I appreciate that we all have different experiences. Maybe my story will resonate with you, maybe it won’t. Either way, hopefully it will…
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Let’s be #mightytogether
The Mighty recently published a blog we wrote for our Exceptional Lives community. As described on their website, “The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities.”  Using their online platform, people from all walks of…
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Autism Supports: Where Do I Start?
There are many different types of therapy that can help children with autism. They can work on different parts of their development. Here are some of the most common examples: Behavioral Intervention – A therapist helps to encourage positive behaviors and discourage unwanted ones. Desired behaviors are…
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