The Boy from My Dreams

By |2021-09-15T09:25:11-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

"Nothing ever deterred me from the conviction of that dream..." Like many little girls, I dreamed of the day when I would get married and have children of my own. The dreams would change slightly over time, but one thing remained constant. Images of a towheaded, smiling little boy named “Arthur” haunted my [...]

My Pride and Joy

By |2021-07-20T10:17:28-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

"Her achievements and those of children like her deserve to be celebrated..." It’s that time of year again, graduation.  As I scroll through Facebook, I see post after post of adoring parents boasting the accomplishments of their children: Grade Point Average, college pursuits, athletic achievements, class rankings, and more.  These parents are excited [...]

A Letter to Fellow Parents of Children With Special Needs

By |2020-06-29T10:48:50-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Parents... Rayni Brindley, Devereux's SVP of Organizational Development, and mother to a child on the autism spectrum has written a letter to fellow parents of children with special needs. The letter provides some light relief and steps to stay safe, healthy and calm during this crisis. Dear Families and Caregivers: I wanted [...]

Autism is My Son’s Superpower

By |2020-01-24T10:18:02-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

"Autism is difficult and stressful but it’s also indescribably special." Recently, my Mom asked "what does ASD mean?" It hit me that I never explained what it stands for. ASD is an acronym for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Someone can be mildly, moderately or severely autistic. In Kenden's case, he is severely autistic because [...]

All-Time Funny Moments With My Autistic Son

By |2020-01-17T10:26:22-05:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Autism Awareness, Parenting|Tags: , , |

All-Time Funny Moments with My Autistic Son Don’t let the title give you the wrong idea - autism is no joke. However, if you are a parent of an autistic child you probably find some humor in every day challenges. I know I do. I must admit I went through a phase of [...]

Autism Families Share the Special Ways They Celebrate the Holidays

By |2020-01-17T10:27:13-05:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

Autism Families Share the Special Ways They Celebrate the Holidays As a parent to a child with autism spectrum disorder you already know, there aren’t any ‘right’ answers. Some kids love the lights and sounds of the holiday season, and there are kids who cannot walk through a busy mall or sit on [...]

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