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Season 2 Premiere: Born This Way– Don’t Miss It **Target Card Giveaway

I’ve met some inspirational people over the years.  As an autism parent, I’ve seen friends and family members with disabilities overcome great obstacles, and now, A&E Television has a show about men and women triumphing in life, despite the fact … Continue reading

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Military Kids- Definitely Not Brats – Post 1

The oldest of our Homefront sons graduated from high school last month.  It’s been a long and winding road.  He attended preschool in three different states: Hawaii, two different schools in Missouri, and Washington State.  He spent Kindergarten in Kansas, … Continue reading

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Autistic Character Moves In On Sesame Street

Sesame Workshop’s (also involved in helping military kids) new initiative involves increasing understanding of autism and working to reduce bullying.  Between six and seven of every ten autistic children are bullied.  My own son was one of these children and … Continue reading

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Vaccine Debate Over: Vaccines Save Lives

The title of this piece seems to state the obvious, right?  So why are the numbers of anti-vaxxers increasing? Fear.  Misguided fear, but fear nonetheless. There is no dispute over the fact that vaccines save lives.  The inoculations developed and … Continue reading

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My First Driving Misadventure

Day two of driving in Taipei and I already experienced the perils of relying on the GPS on the mountain back roads. We have two main choices of roads up the mountain to where we live.  One is the main … Continue reading

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Guest Post from the Globetrotting Gamer

My 16 year old son, Zack, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, wrote this essay for his Rhetoric and Composition class and posted it to his blog at http://www.GlobetrottingGamer.wordpress.com.  I am so proud of him and how far he has come, and … Continue reading

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Pentagon Threatens Cuts to Families Dealing with Autism

The Pentagon is considering cutting funding for treatment of Autistic children in half.  This action, if taken, could devastate families like mine. As part of the effort to cut defense department health costs, the Pentagon plans to slash provider reimbursements … Continue reading

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Guest Post: What happen When Your Autistic Child Ages out of Tricare? One Family’s journey:

I want to thank Erin for sharing her place in cyberspace with me today. She asked me to talk a little about our mildly autistic son after he graduated from high school. Our son was identified with ADHD at age … Continue reading

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Fake it ’til You Make It

Holiday time can be very stressful for a military family with a deployed parent.  I’m glad to not be celebrating as a single parent this year.  Having Horatio at home has made this holiday season much more festive than the … Continue reading

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Mrs. Murphy Returns

  Mrs. Murphy visited several times while Horatio was deployed.   (For those of you who don’t remember, Mrs. Murphy’s Law is the corollary to Murphy’s Law.  Murphy’s Law is: “If it can go wrong, it will go wrong.”  Mrs. Murphy’s … Continue reading

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