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Here you’ll find relevant essays related to raising a child with unique and complex needs. The purpose of these posts is to form connections through our shared stories. Stories have the power to change the world when we feel less alone in our struggles and finally seen.

Autism and Sleepless Nights on Vacation

Autism and Sleepless Nights on Vacation

By: Fred Marvel This blog was originally featured on the blog for the National Council on Severe Autism. After enduring a rough ending to the school year in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, my family...

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When The Simple Isn’t So Simple

When The Simple Isn’t So Simple

It always starts out so simple. It seems hard to believe what will take place in the hour that you leave your house. My teen daughter had to be at a school event this morning. That means I would...

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Chasing Sleep

Chasing Sleep

Written By: Sherica Scherer Autism is typically accompanied by other comorbidities suck as anxiety, ADHD, sleep disorders, epilepsy, and gastrointestinal issues to name a few. Elijah was a decent...

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Insight on Autism

Insight on Autism

Written By: Amy Schlueter A couple months ago I wrote here about Alex and empathy. How it’s starting to emerge more. But it’s definitely a work in progress. Case in point…… Last week I had the...

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We Are Here

We Are Here

As written by Katie Emde from her blog @A Journey for Avery We will always fight for you. The days you are crying, the days you scream all day & when the meltdowns are never ending. We will...

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Strength Not Weakness

Strength Not Weakness

As written by Kim Mcisaac from her blog @Autism Adventures with Alyssa Mental health struggles are real and can be dark. You can lose your ability to cope and even to care. It can push you to the...

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