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The happy graduate

We Have A Social Worker

I know, right? It doesn't really sound like a good thing. But truly? It's one of the best things that has ever happened to our family. Let me backtrack and explain exactly how it is that a social worker came into our lives, and what it is that she does that is so completely invaluable. [...]


The Dark Side of Heritability

Dear Ellie, If you are reading this, I assume you are quite the big kid (Or teenager. Or grownup. Not trying to patronize, I just can’t quite picture you at this “some day in the future.”). And I’m glad that you’re reading this. And if I could, I’d put a great big “read this first” [...]

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Raising A Child With Autism Part 5 - Advice for Parents

This is the fifth and final installment of our interview with mamapink who shares a glimpse into life raising her 3-year-old daughter Ayla, who is on the autism spectrum. .  .  .  .  . Do you have any tips for parents who suspect their children might be on the spectrum, or who have recently discovered their child [...]


Raising a Child with Autism Part 4 - Challenges and Breakthroughs

This is part four of our interview with  mamapink who shares a glimpse into life raising her 3-year-old daughter Ayla who is on the autism spectrum. .  .  .  .  . How is your daughter different from a neurotypical child? What types of issues does she deal with daily? I would assume that Ayla has a lot [...]


Raising a Child with Austism Part 3 - Early Intervention Services

This is part three of our interview with  mamapink who shares a glimpse into life raising her daughter Ayla who is on the autism spectrum. .  .  .  .  . Can you tell us a little bit about the therapies your daughter received?  Ayla was 16-17 months when we started the Early Intervention process, and she [...]

Raising a Child with Autism Part 2 - Getting a Diagnosis

This is part 2 in a guest series from mamapink whose 3-year-old daughter Ayla who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS on the autism spectrum last year. .  .  .  .  . What does your daughter's diagnosis of PDD-NOS mean? My daughter was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified, back in October of 2012. She was 2 [...]


Raising a Child With Autism Part 1 - The Signs

According to the latest findings from the CDC, 1 in 50 children are now diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. My friend Jen (mamapink) has a super sharp 3-year-old daughter Ayla (pronounced eye-lah) who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified) on the autism spectrum last year, so I asked her to [...]

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