special needs parents Archive

Our Child As A Baby

Our Child As A Baby

I was advanced material age (38) when I was pregnant with Sully and a high risk of going into labor early which led to taking shots weekly. (Did this lead to autism?)  It was by far my hardest...

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Manna for the Moment

Manna for the Moment

Luke has been back in school for about a week now. Experts claim that special needs caretakers often experience PTSD, and I particularly notice this tendency when I don’t have him on my radar for an...

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Luke’s Brain

Luke’s Brain

I often struggle to understand or explain Luke’s thought process to others. Luke, my 15 year old primarily non-verbal son with profound special needs. Friends, bystanders or even specialists will...

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MOM!  Don’t Bring Luke!

MOM! Don’t Bring Luke!

A few weeks ago, on a particularly warm summer day, Ryan and I announced to our crew – Kids! You’ve been so helpful lately and did your chores without complaining so we’re going to have a family fun...

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See Me Too – A Caregiver’s Plea

See Me Too – A Caregiver’s Plea

Dear mama with normal children, Normal? Typical? What’s politically correct you might wonder? As do I and – What is normal anyway? Honestly, I’m not sure because I’m tired. And I don’t spend my free...

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Caregiver Spotlight – Deanna’s Story

Caregiver Spotlight – Deanna’s Story

Thank you for your willingness to share your story for The Lucas Project blog! My objective is to raise awareness and shine a spotlight on caregivers and how difficult our role can be.  We...

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Respite Days Are Here!

Respite Days Are Here!

The Lucas Project is excited to offer the following upcoming respite dates for special needs children and siblings. Space is limited so register today. • Ages 3-20• Fun and safe activities located...

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