My Shattered Heart: Where is the Help When It’s Your Son Who Hits You?

Today’s author has asked to remain anonymous because she feels as if she’ll be judged. Facebook and life confirm that she likely might be, and that just sucks. Because what’s happening in her home and in her life is NOT HER FAULT. We know other parents feel the same, and that talking about suffering abuse … More My Shattered Heart: Where is the Help When It’s Your Son Who Hits You?

If You Can’t Look at a Meltdown With a Sense of Humor Sometimes, You’ll Never Make It

You’ve heard about meltdowns before but just to make sure you fully get it, I thought I’d be a bit more descriptive. Here goes because tonight has been difficult. A typical visit to the shopping center and, for example, I cough unexpectedly. He’s pre-meltstrual. Stage 1 – Pre-meltstrual This is bit where Reilly is starting to show signs … More If You Can’t Look at a Meltdown With a Sense of Humor Sometimes, You’ll Never Make It

How a Disabling Condition Like Autism Makes My Child Special

Ever since my son was diagnosed with Autism, we’ve been told by several support groups, therapists and service providers how special our son is and how proud we should be. I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea that I’m fortunate to have a child who has almost no self or social awareness, no speech … More How a Disabling Condition Like Autism Makes My Child Special

Why Do I Need My Special Needs Child to Understand Death?

My step father recently passed away. DC adored his Grandpa and the feeling was mutual. When I went to look for old photos for the service, there were two I was determined to find. The first was of DC on a bike with his Grandpa running alongside him, holding him up. The other was from my brother’s wedding when … More Why Do I Need My Special Needs Child to Understand Death?