Why Great Parents Nurture Their Communities

As the saying goes, it really does take a village to raise strong, healthy, happy, independent, loving, capable, respectful, kind children! Regardless of their diagnosis or abilities, who we surround ourselves with can make the difference between a fabulous life where we’re thriving versus a difficult life where we’re simply surviving. Our communities matter . . .…

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Autism and Education: It Happened Again?

Yes, it happened again. We need to find a new school for Michael. This time I’m not as tired. I’m not as angry. I’m actually quite calm and hopeful. Michael has left his current school, or as it might be otherwise be described, “Michael is a first-year high school drop out with a 4.0 GPA.”…

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Quotable Day

“Speaking one’s mind once is more honorable than quoting a thousand men.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana A thousand men did not say the following, but in fact, maybe they did. I wonder how my life parallels others. I can’t imagine very closely. We clearly were speaking our own minds.   Michael ended up with a level…

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The Seventh Place

This journey with different brainers really is a fascinating odyssey. One part of the journey is all about where we belong. Or not. Here’s Michael’s school journey thus far: Charter school for the highly gifted. Got kicked out due to residency issues. Not fined or anything, but asked to leave. WOW. Public school #1 –…

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