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The Good Thing About Autism

By Kristi Wagner, Parent Contributor I remember bringing home my first born son from the hospital. I was obsessed. Overwhelmed by the staggering responsibility of taking care of this little life. And overwhelmed by the perfect beauty of our precious

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What Should I Feed My Child?

By Becky Mccully We’ve been on the journey of feeling that our child is “different” from other kids for about one and a half years. He’s now seven. As we started reading up on autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, sensory processing

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Birthday Letter to Daniel – Age 4

  By Emily H.E. Brown   Dear Daniel, Your birthday letter comes late this year. Your parents have been unreasonably busy. Your papa is in massage school and I am building a practice (moving to a new office) and learning

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Water Safety & Your Autistic Child

This week marks the beginning of swimming season, as outdoor pools across Colorado Springs opened on Memorial Day weekend.  Water safety, while a critical life skill for any child, is especially important for kids on the spectrum. Autistic children are

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7 Tips for Managing Parenting Stress

Raising a child on the autism spectrum, while rewarding in so many ways, can be very stressful.  You may be pursuing various therapies for your child, spending extra time working with your child’s school to advocate for educational accommodations, juggling special medical

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The Gifts of Parenting Your Autism Spectrum Child

As this post hits the presses, the holiday season is in full swing.  At this time of year, a number of blogs feature articles on “how to survive the holidays” with a child on the autism spectrum.  There is plenty

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