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Category Archives: Blog
I could not wait to hear my son’s sweet voice again. After he regressed into autism, I prayed every day to hear him speak as he had before. He had 25 words at 20 months of age, regressed and did … Continue reading
While on “the waiting list” prior to our initial DAN! doctor visit, I decided to come up with some basic strategies that I felt were harmless and might actually help my child in his recovery. Part 2 of my mixology … Continue reading
The dreaded time has come: puberty. As we all know, our kids do grow up despite our protests. We have four children, boy-girl-girl-boy, ages 22, 13, 11 and 9. So when it comes to this subject we have been there … Continue reading
In my former life (before autism hit us head-on), one of my many jobs of youth was bartending. I learned many valuable skills from this profession that have benefited me greatly in the journey of autism. First and foremost, I … Continue reading
The school year is well underway so now is the time to ready myself for the annual IEP meeting. There are several things I gather to share with the school personnel every year. Top things I want you to know … Continue reading
In my mind’s eye, I see my little boy standing in a shower stall of sorts – this strange chamber where he is trapped behind a hazy glass barrier. I can see his silhouette and he can see mine. Both … Continue reading
I will never forget the presentation and lecture of one particular pediatric neurologist from Boston when I was attending an autism conference in Atlanta. The neurologist stood at the podium and explained that a long-term autism patient of hers, who, … Continue reading
It is often said that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and, despite my son’s autism, it is a stretch for me to see him as anything other than “beautiful”. I recall one particular occasion when it was … Continue reading
Everyone has their own journey, their own story, and their own way of coping. For me, my faith has given me strength in the dark times. Even so, there are moments when a haunting voice inside my head says to me, “Vicki, other children have recovered from autism on a fraction of the interventions Nathan has had. This is his destiny. This is your destiny. This is the destiny of your husband and your daughter. AUTISM RULES.” Continue reading