Category Archives: Autistic Community

An open letter to our ABA Company


It is official, we no longer have the support of our ABA provider that we have had for the past 4 years. It is really hard to believe that my husband and I are officially on our own to help … Continue reading

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Today was the often dreaded I.E.P.


I do not think I have made it through one IEP without crying before, during or after.  I think we have the most painless IEP of any IEP anyone could dream of, but talking about my kid’s education, their future, … Continue reading

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Reflection on 2011, Hope and Awareness for 2012


A New Year already.  Time just passes so quickly.  We live in a whirlwind of school, ABA Therapy, Social Group Classes, Doctor Appointments, Occupational Therapy appointments, Speech Therapy appointments, play dates and school and that’s just for Mateo. But to … Continue reading

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World Autism Awareness Day


I wanted to get this typed out yesterday, but it just wasn’t in me last night. I guess that is the hard part of writing, it can’t be forced and especially after a tiring day. We decided to attend an … Continue reading

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Another hearing…more of us speaking, but are they going to listen?


It was around 8:45am, and outside of the Capitol things were quiet.  I wasn’t sure if I should wait for the people that I had invited to meet us there or go inside.  Reuben and I decided to go inside … Continue reading

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Learning about the Lanterman Act


Mateo at 2 1/2 Mateo December 2010 I never thought I would turn into an Advocate.  But as soon as Mateo was diagnosed with Autism at over 2 1/2 that is exactly what I became.  I began advocating to get … Continue reading

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A hearing, but is anyone listening?


I wiped the tears from my eyes as they approached the podium to give their stories.  I really wished I would have brought tissues because the emotional charge in the room was overwhelming. A young Autistic boy approached the podium … Continue reading

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