One Year Can Make A World of Difference

Today was Nico’s last day of school. He is officially a 2nd grader and we can finally close the door on this challenging, yet thriving school year. It seems surreal to think that Nico literally spent a whole academic year in a virtual learning environment and there were times where I didn’t think any of... Continue Reading →

When Family Shows Up

This last month has been filled with some really amazing highs and some incredible lows. Such is life, I suppose, but when you're trying to wade through the tumultuousness of a nationwide pandemic--while raising a child with Autism in the midst of it--the highs just don't ring as high and the lows leave a more... Continue Reading →

The Great Regression

I knew this wasn't going to be easy. The goal was to take it day by day. It was not supposed to be this long. This was not supposed to be the new normal. March was just supposed to bring with it an extended Spring Break and then back to school he would go. The... Continue Reading →

The Power of Friendship

When Nico was diagnosed with Autism, one of my first fears was whether or not he would have friends. I had seen my fair share of children and young adults with Autism as an educator and it broke my heart each time when I would walk into the lunch room and see them eating alone... Continue Reading →

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