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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.

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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When He Prays

When He Prays

As written by Lindsay Criswell from her blog @Branch and Stone Studio My son cannot usually answer open ended questions. He may not look you in the eye. My son might come by your side, but then he...

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I Feel Myself Slowly Deteriorating

I Feel Myself Slowly Deteriorating

As written by Melissa Gill from her blog page @My Journey With Jackson I honestly never realized how coping with Jackson’s extreme needs would affect me physically. I had read about the effects from...

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The Way to Find Hope is to Connect

The Way to Find Hope is to Connect

As written by Tabitha Cabrera from her blog @Peace of Autism I often think about what impact others have on my well-being and state of mind. I struggle with the open sharing of our life with others...

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The Importance of Partnership

The Importance of Partnership

As written by Amanda DeLuca from her blog @Jackson's Journey, Jackson's Voice Lessons I’ve learned about marriage while raising a special needs child. We’ve spent so much of our time and marriage...

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Try Harder

Try Harder

As written by Paige Carter from her blog @OakforAutism "Can't you try harder?" These words were said to me by a nurse last Wednesday whilst trying to get my son to take a disgusting sedative...

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Maybe One Day

Maybe One Day

As written by Margaret Hay from her blog @A&Me I am sometimes seen as rude. Uninterested. Detached. Maybe it is because when I bump into you when out, I often just say "hi" and then rush off...

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When Losing Hope isn’t an Option

When Losing Hope isn’t an Option

The following guest blog post was written by Michelle Kiger of My Redhead Warriors The last thing I ever want to do is lose hope. When our life gets really hard I try to think of our past. Look back...

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Don’t Tell Me

Don’t Tell Me

Don’t tell me It’s not severe When it’s my story To tell. Don’t tell me It’s not severe When I daily live A version of hell. Don’t tell me It’s not severe When all you got Is something to sell....

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