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Challenging the Edmonds School District’s Challenge Program

Posted by David on April 17, 2015 in Parenting, Twins, Ty |

I admit it: I’m a proud father. But when you have a son who counted to 100 at the age of 2, studied and understood the US highway system at the age of 4, and explained weather patterns to teachers in 2nd grade, you know you have a pretty special kid on your hands. Every […]

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Thank You Lon Simmons – A Special Voice From My Youth

Posted by David on April 6, 2015 in Baseball, Football, Giants, Sports |

Yesterday as we were driving home from a fun Easter weekend spent in Portland, I came across some sad news in my Twitter feed. Lon Simmons, who was a broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants during the 1960s, 70s and 80s (and later the voice of the 49ers and Oakland A’s as well) passed away […]

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Being The Sibling of a Special Needs Child Creates Special Challenges

Posted by David on April 5, 2015 in Autism |

Most people don’t think about how difficult it is for a child who has a special needs sibling. This is something I’ve been very aware of though with Ty since Stone was diagnosed with ASD just before the twins turned 3. Even though they are twins, Ty and Stone didn’t play together when they were […]

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My Autism Awareness Day Message

Posted by David on April 2, 2015 in Autism |

Today was officially declared (by someone, somewhere) “Autism Awareness Day.” I’m not sure really if, or how, we were supposed to commemorate the day but all of the attention that it – and April as “Autism Awareness Month” now receives has made me wonder what this all might mean through Stone’s unique (and often mischievous) […]

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