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Our Family’s Journey with Spina Bifida

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Our journey began in the fall of 2013 when I was 32 weeks pregnant with twin boys. Being pregnant with twins means you have...

Molly Moments :: Life with Our Daughter with Down Syndrome

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Pregnant, doing yoga at the YMCA during my lunch break, I caught a glimpse of an employee. A young lady with Down syndrome. She...

Finding Community on our Journey with Rett Syndrome

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I am an avid podcast listener. Back in the good ol’ non-pandemic times, I listened to them in my van as I shuffled children...

Our Made-for-T.V. Movie {Autism Awareness Month}

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Every family has a story. In fact, I think most families have stories worthy of at least a Lifetime movie, if not a book...

For the Good of the Community :: Our Experience in an...

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Sometimes it’s the parking that threatens my state of calm. Then there’s construction blocking the ramp forcing me to maneuver my daughter’s wheelchair off...

Six Empathy Teaching Books to Add to Your Children’s Library

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“Three Momma!” my daughter pleads, holding three large picture books in her tiny hands. Her hair is still wet from her evening bath, and...

5 Things to Do {and NOT Do} When You Encounter a...

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Any mother traveling with small children has experienced relief upon arriving back home. Once home, you can sink blissfully into your bed without a...

Cheers to a Happy and Inclusive Halloween for Kids with Special...

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What kid (or adult) doesn’t love October? My mind instantly starts thinking of lush pumpkin patches, colorful leaves, and Halloween costumes! Halloween was always...

Something Special :: A Tribute to the Therapists Who Care for...

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My alma mater, Western Michigan University, is known for several great health and human services programs. The school produces an abundance of successfully employed...

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