Month: January 2015

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5 Things You Need To Know When You Become a Special Needs Parent

There’s no feeling like the one you get in your pediatrician’s office when they tell you your child isn’t like their peers in some way.  Maybe it’s the growth chart that says so.  Maybe it’s the autism screening.  Maybe it’s a hearing or vision test or your child isn’t walking or talking and they should… → Read More

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Freedom, Forgiveness and the “R” Word

There was once a famous (in our family, anyway) debate around our kitchen table regarding the “R” word.  You know the one.  “Retard”.  It wasn’t over what you might think; no one was endorsing use of the word.  One of our members objected to the word’s very existence and thought it should be stricken from… → Read More