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Stone’s first Mariners game – another positive baby step

Posted by David on July 13, 2014 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |

One of the joys of being a parent is experiencing “first” experiences with your kids. You’re never quite sure what to expect in many cases and this is especially so when you have a child on the spectrum. Being the sports nut that I am, I was always excited to share a trip to a […]

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Keeping It Real: When Autism Bites

Posted by David on November 2, 2013 in Autism, Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins |

The majority of my posts and updates about Stone tend to be positive and optimistic – I love sharing the notes emailed to us from his teachers and therapists that showcase some of the progress he’s made in any given area – no matter how small. And the response I receive from this sharing is […]

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Stone’s Summer of Progress

Posted by David on September 3, 2013 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins |

Wednesday marks the first day of school for the twins and its hard to believe they’re heading into 2nd grade already and the summer of 2013 has officially drawn to a close. It was a great summer for all of us – we were again blessed by amazing weather that allowed for lots of swimming […]

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What is ADHD? [Infographic]

Posted by David on August 22, 2013 in Autism, Parenting |

I usually blog about Autism-related issues so this Infographic caught my eye. Many children diagnosed on the Autism spectrum also receive ADHD diagnosis as well. Even though Stone doesn’t have the formal diagnosis, we do struggle with him maintaining his attention and focus. There are many assumptions when it comes to ADHD and I think […]

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A reason to smile: How a California surf dog is helping those with special needs

Posted by David on May 21, 2013 in Autism, Dogs, Pets, Uncategorized |

With so many sad and negative news events lately, I wanted to post something that will absolutely make you smile. This piece ran on ESPN SportsCenter throughout the day last Sunday and it is truly an amazing story about an amazing dog helping some amazing kids surf. It’s a few minutes long but well worth […]

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Honoring Mikaela and Owen

Posted by David on May 20, 2013 in Autism |

In my last post, I wrote about the bittersweet moments that come with parenting a child with Autism. And as I usually try to do, I focused on an positive aspect – the great joy that comes from a developmental step – even a minor one. Tragically, today there are two families who will be […]

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Bittersweet and Autism

Posted by David on May 15, 2013 in Autism, Parenting |

A few weeks ago Ty asked me what “bittersweet” meant. He had been taken in by “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve after hearing it a few times and wanted to know the definition of the word. I tried to explain that it’s when you experience something that could be both good and not-so-good at the […]

How to explain autism to curious children

Posted by David on April 26, 2013 in Autism |

As Autism Awareness Month winds down, I thought that this is a very timely topic to review and discuss. Given that we now live in an age where 1 in 50 children are being diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and there is greater integration and awareness in schools and other mainstream activies, questions are bound to be asked. Here is a good resource for parents:

If your child stares, points or asks indiscreetly, “What’s wrong with that kid?” don’t feel ashamed. April is Autism Awareness Month so instead of shrinking with embarrassment, take advantage of that teachable moment and turn awkward exchanges into awareness-raising opportunities for our youngest generation. What’s wrong with her? If your child stares, points or asks indiscreetly, “What’s wrong with that kid?” don’t feel ashamed. April is Autism Awareness Month so…


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10 Top Autism Apps for the iPad

Posted by David on April 17, 2013 in Autism |

It seems there are new Autism-related apps being announced or released on a weekly basis, so it’s hard for parents to stay on top of all of the options. Here is one list of 10 top iPad Autism Apps that is worth checkng out. 

According to the most recent research by the CDC, 1 in every 50 school-aged children has been identified has having autism or a related disorder–defined as an impairment in social interaction and com…


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What we really know about autism

Posted by David on April 16, 2013 in Autism |

Its stil Autism Awareness Month so I’m doing my part to share new and interesting information for those who are impacted by Autism. Whether your journey is just beginning or you’re a veteran, it seems there is always something new to learn about Autism. 

In a couple of years, we will learn something new that changes everything all over again. But what we know right now could change a child’s life…


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