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Category Archives: Special Needs

Posts about the autism spectrum, whether my son falls on it or not. Posts about speech and language delay. ASD in general. Special needs.

Remember those priceless moment commercials? They went something like this: Tickets for a family to go to a waterpark: $84.00 Nachos and lemonade at the waterpark: $27.00 A new swimsuit for the child who’d outgrown his: $20.00 Sunscreen for the waterpark: $11.00 Memories from a day of sparkle-filled moments with the family: Priceless Then, they’d […]

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“How old is your kid?” I’d ask. “Eight.” “That must be fun,” I’d smile. “Oh! It IS!” she’d beam. I’d pretend to believe her but secretly felt sorry for the fact that she no longer had a toothless baby or a waddling, gapped-tooth toddler like mine. It was hard to imagine that eight-years-old was as […]

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If I had a magic wand, the first thing that comes to mind is that I’d “fix” my son. A dozen others. A billion others. An infinity others. In fact, I’ve said before that if I could have a superpower, that it’d be to have magical healing powers. I’d like to fix all kids who […]

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“I need to go to the doctor,” he said. We were heading home after a few hours at one of those indoor kid places filled with bounce houses, climbing structures, and dried turds at the bottom of a colorful ball pit. I asked why, and wondered how quickly the germs he’d been playing with might […]

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Caillou’s whines bounced around the room’s lemony light the morning I tried to figure out whether my two-year-old was deaf. I muted the TV mid-sentence, and watched. Did he notice?   He was wearing my favorite outfit. Blue shorts and a white polo with rugby stripes along the chest. He wasn’t bald any longer like […]

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