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Introducing My New Blog Partner

I am so happy to introduce my new blogging partner, Jessica. We’ve been friends for awhile, and I am excited to have her joining me on my blog. Jessica has two sons that I adore. The oldest was diagnosed ADHD a couple of years ago. I think you’ll enjoy reading her stories about her . . . → Read More: Introducing My New Blog Partner

Car Accident and Family

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It’s been a tough couple of weeks. My niece was in a car accident, and sustained severe injuries. She is making good progress, but will be in the hospital for about two months. She has a head injury, broken shoulder, broken arm, and a few other injuries. She has swelling in her brain. In . . . → Read More: Car Accident and Family

Autism Risk Linked to Birth Order and Age of Parents

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A lot has been made of the psychology of birth order. First children are natural leaders who seek achievement and praise (possibly as a way to cling to the affection their parents divided when other kids showed up). Second children are independent and easy-going. And the baby of the family tends to be outgoing . . . → Read More: Autism Risk Linked to Birth Order and Age of Parents

Receiving A Diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Receiving a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder can be scary. What is the first thing you do when you get home from the doctor’s office after receiving the diagnosis autism? You either freak out, and have a huge emotional meltdown, then go to the computer and research online “autism.” Or, you hold all of . . . → Read More: Receiving A Diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Importance of Parental Support Groups

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Raising any child is a daunting task, even as enjoyable of an experience as parenting can be. But caring for an autistic child can be more than overwhelming. You might feel guilty, as if there was something you could have done differently to prevent it; or, you might feel remorseful, wishing that . . . → Read More: The Importance of Parental Support Groups

Parents of Children with Autism are Highly Educated?

A recent study through the University of California Davis has presented some interesting findings related to autism diagnosis. The research identified 10 different areas within California that had clusters of autism, which meant that the rates of autism diagnoses were higher than normal. This study focused mainly on the hot debate that the cause . . . → Read More: Parents of Children with Autism are Highly Educated?

Parents of Autistic Children Don’t Have to Face Divorce!

One of the common myths circulating in the autism community is that parents who have an autistic child will inevitably face divorce. Many people believe that if you are parents who have an autistic child, the stress will become so much that you will have up to an 80% chance of becoming divorced.

However, . . . → Read More: Parents of Autistic Children Don’t Have to Face Divorce!

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