Tag Archives: reality

Ten Birthday Wishes

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Yesterday was my birthday. It was a wonderful day being thoroughly surprised by my husband, cupcakes at work, and lots of hugs from my amazing boys. There are a few more birthday wishes I wouldn’t  have minded receiving for my birthday though: How about some sleep?  The night before my birthday was another long one with Mr. […]

Dusting Off My Soap Box

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According to Autism Action Partnership, the cost of therapies and treatments for a child with autism can exceed $40,000 to $60,000 per year. The lifetime cost of raising a child with autism is $3.2 million a year. A big majority of autism treatments are not covered by insurance. Families are caught between a rock and a hard place as they work to provide for their children but without any support or quality child care to help them maintain their full-time jobs.

Join Us in Remembering the Lost.

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Tomorrow marks the beginning of Autism Awareness Month. I’ve already told you that the newest numbers (from four-year-old data) from the CDC are 1 in 68 children being diagnosed on the spectrum. There are other numbers that people need to know though. Roughly half, or 48%, of children with an ASD attempt to elope from a […]

Raw.

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Those are the perfect imprints of my child’s teeth on his hand. This was the result of him feeling frustrated about not knowing what was next in the morning routine. This is why I will not be quiet and smile and say that autism is a blessing. This is why I say that I would […]