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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.

No One Answers Our Desperate Pleas for Help

No One Answers Our Desperate Pleas for Help

“Come back to me…” I whisper as I hold my 3-year-old daughter who is once again slipping into the unknown, an unknown that I have few tools to help her navigate because the treatment options we’ve...

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I Wish My Son Didn’t Have Autism

I Wish My Son Didn’t Have Autism

By: Eileen at The Autism Cafe Why is this even a taboo thing to say? The truth is I wish Charlie didn’t have autism. There, I said it. It’s not politically correct, but I know that many autistics,...

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Autism and Sleepless Nights on Vacation

Autism and Sleepless Nights on Vacation

After enduring a rough ending to the school year in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, my family needed a summer getaway. My wife and I decided to treat ourselves to a resort near the Jersey Shore...

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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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