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Oh what a year! Some highlights from my 2012

Posted by David on December 28, 2012 in Life, Memories, Parenting, Twins |

As the year comes to a close it’s time to look back at the previous 12 months and look at all that it brought to me and my life. As is the case with most years, it was full of surprises, challenges, laughter and a few tears. But overall it was a good year and […]

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Is Autism Something That Needs To Be “Cured?”

Posted by David on December 27, 2012 in Autism, Parenting, Stone |

I have written quite a bit about Stone and our adventures with Autism. And I’ve also talked a lot about the various therapies we’ve had him in as well as the supplements and other treatments we’ve tried – all in an attempt to help him improve his speech and social development. In some therapy offices […]

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Hope for the Holidays – How Stone Gave Me The Best Christmas Present Ever

Posted by David on December 25, 2012 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins |

“Hope is a waking dram” ~ Aristotle Tears welled up in my eyes as I sat down to talk to Renee about Stone in early October. “I think he’s regressing,” I told her. We had noticed a decrease in his use of speech as well as new unexplained behavior – spitting – at school and […]

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Happy 7th Birthday To Our Twin Tornados!

Posted by David on November 18, 2012 in Life, Parenting |

This blog post is dedicated to my incredible twin tornados, Stone and Ty. Happy birthday guys! I can’t believe another year has flown by and you’re already turning 7 years old while tearing through first grade! There really are not words to describe how much I love both of you and how proud I am […]

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“The Greater Good” Documentary Tackles Complex Vaccination Topic

Posted by David on June 28, 2012 in Autism, Parenting |

As the parent to a 6 year old diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD), I’m certainly no stranger to the topic of vaccinations and their potential role in the explosive rise in Autism diagnosis in the US over the past 20 years. It was a topic I was familiar with when the twins […]

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Flying Over Seattle With Ty and Dad

Posted by David on June 25, 2012 in Life, Memories, Parenting, Ty |

On Father’s Day weekend I had a special surprise for Dad (who drove up for the weekend). I had arranged for a private 30 minute flight over Seattle for he, Ty and I on Saturday. Actually, the flight was originally intended for Renee and her parents over the Christmas holiday, but the weather never cooperated […]

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Three Generations of Giants Fans – A Father’s Day To Remember!

Posted by David on June 21, 2012 in Baseball, Giants, Parenting, Twins, Ty |

I wrote earlier about how excited I was to take Ty to his first San Francisco Giants game when they were in town over Father’s Day weekend to play the Mariners. Being able to share that experience with my own Dad (who took me to my first Giants game 40 years ago) made the experience […]

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Stone completes developmental kindergarten!

Posted by David on June 19, 2012 in Autism, Parenting |

Stone’s developmental kindergarten had a special celebration today to mark the completion of the school year for the kids. Stone received a special certificate as well as a book showcasing his work during the year from his very thoughtful teachers. He made a lot of progress this school year – so much so he will […]

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A Father’s Day Post (and Thank You to Dad)

Posted by David on June 16, 2012 in Life, Memories, Parenting |

Since I started this blog a few years ago, I’ve had an opportunity to share about many parts of my life – and thank many of the people who have had an impact on it – but up until now, I haven’t given my Dad his proper due. So it’s only appropriate that on Father’s […]

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Autism Parenting: Sometimes Success Comes In Small Steps

Posted by David on June 14, 2012 in Autism, Parenting |

I wrote earlier this week about some of the challenges that come with being a parent of a child with autism – and promised a lighter post later that focuses more on the positive aspects that come from the experience as well. I can honestly say that even with the challenges that come with Autism, […]

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