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Autism Diagnosis: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known

Everyone handles the day of diagnosis differently, shock, devastation, denial, grief,  blame, or relief. For myself getting that diagnosis gave me direction. I wanted to understand these changes in my child and how to help her. In the end, she has taught me more...

Diagnosis Autism

Diagnosis Autism

Diagnosis I'm looking across the dinner table at my now 6 year old daughter navigating two IPads while eating. Most parents are amazed at how the time flies by with their little ones.  I am most amazed at how much she has taught me. At age 40 I had this little girl...

Misery and personal growth

Misery and personal growth

A year ago I found out I had spent several years in pursuit of a movement I never knew existed. It's called Minimalism. I stumbled across it quite accidentally. I googled something like, "how to live like a poor person." I know, that sounds kind of wrong. I was...

Milestone 1

Milestone 1

October 31st marks a significant milestone for Samara and for us as a family. For the past 3 years Samara has been participating in Arizona Department of Disabilities Habilitation Masters program (recently renamed Early Childhood Autism)and we will be transitioning...