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Ty Transitions from “Drop the puck” to “Play Ball”

Posted by David on March 13, 2013 in Hockey Dad, Parenting, Twins, Ty |

Last weekend marked the conclusion of Ty’s second season playing junior hockey, and it was a very fun and successful season and experience for him. After participating in evaluation skating workshops in September, Ty was assigned to the “Mighty Mites” group. This consisted of 6-8 year olds who advanced past the Rink Rats (which is […]

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Autism Playtime and Interaction

Posted by David on March 12, 2013 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |

I’ve written before about how progress and development is measured differently when you have a child on the Autism spectrum. With Stone, this has held true with everything from potty training to riding a bike. One of the more interesting areas to observe (and encourage) is in the area of social interaction with others. Like […]

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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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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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