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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.

It’s almost 2017, and part of me is broken. I look at life and prejudice and hate and rape culture and Aleppo and feel sadness that even the best of hugs and cheesiest of nachos can’t fully defrost. I want to stop watching the news but it’s everywhere. There’s hate on Twitter and Facebook and […]

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I recently got a lovely photo-filled holiday card in the mail from my friend Emily aka Em-I-Lis. The text over her gorgeous family was “2016. Was. Awesome.” When I saw that, I was like “WAIT WHAAAT??” In so many ways, 2016 sucked. I mean, we put a rapist back into society because it’d be sad […]

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Crispy leaves crunching on the way to the bus stop, cool mornings, and stiff notebooks next to sharpened pencils ready to write beside new classroom friends. These are the obvious things to love about Fall. A farewell to lazy mornings with 10am breakfasts, evenings at the pool while it’s still hot and bright at 8pm, and forgetting […]

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I walk through a forgotten scent or the notes from a long-ago song, and memories surface the way hunks of ice in a glass swim closer to the top as they melt. Mining memories is a tricky business – use a pickaxe and they’ll become puffs of smoke leaving behind only happiness or grief. Waiting […]

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