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Measuring Stone’s Progress: Birthday Party

Posted by on February 8, 2011 in Autism, Life, Parenting |

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Treating Autism – How do you know what works?

Posted by on February 3, 2011 in Autism, Parenting, Showcase |

One of the most common questions I get from friends and family members is “How is Stone doing? Is he still making progress?” And fortunately, I’m able to provide the same answer most of the time. “He’s doing great, making slow and steady progress. He’s happy.” What does progress mean when you’re dealing with highly […]

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Autism and Sleep Deprivation

Posted by on January 4, 2011 in Autism, Parenting |

Note: I’m writing this blog post at 4:30 am. Being awake this time of night is not unusual (unfortunately). One of the common issues faced by parents of kids with autism is sleep deprivation. For some reason, sleepless nights often seem to come with raising a child with Autism. And parents everywhere search for answers. […]

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New World of Pediatric Dentistry

Posted by on December 12, 2010 in Autism, Parenting |

Does anyone remember ever going to a pediatric dentist as a kid? Such things didn’t exist for my generation growing up. I think we all went to the same type of dentist – whichever one mom and/or dad were already seeing (or insurance covered). I remember the dentist office I visited for years in Concord, […]

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Brave New World: No more Little Einsteins

Posted by on December 1, 2010 in Autism, Parenting |

I have written about how much Stone loves the Disney cartoon series Little Einsteins. It has been his favorite (and really only) show since he was about 2 years old. Trying to be good parents, we used our DVR to record as many episodes as possible so that he would have plenty to choose from […]

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Busting Autism Myths – Affection and Interaction

Posted by on November 28, 2010 in Autism, Parenting |

Like most people, I really didn’t know a lot about Autism before learning about it first hand through Stone. But I’ve learned a ton – and continue to learn – through books, websites and of course personal experience. Although Autism awareness is gradually growing among the general population, I think that many perceptions are still […]

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Happy Birthday to my Twin Tornadoes

Posted by on November 18, 2010 in Autism, Parenting, Showcase |

So Friday (today) is the 5th birthday of Stone and Ty – our not-so-little (anymore) infamous Twin Tornadoes. At nearly 5 am on Saturday, November 19, 2005 they each entered our world and of course, life hasn’t been the same since. Every parent knows that parenthood itself is an adventure one is never truly prepared […]

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Stone progress report – October 2010

Posted by on October 22, 2010 in Autism, Parenting |

It’s been a few months since my last update on Stone so I thought it would be a good time to provide a synopsis of his progress. And the good news is we continue to see progress with him. In my last update, I talked about how Stone and Ty were both enrolled in a […]

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