Delivering A Message

June 6, 2018 No Comments

I found myself experiencing a mild case of writer’s block this week. Instead of writing my weekly blog post, I decided to finish putting together a short video that I had been working on. Given that I was entering my 2nd week of training for The Chicago Marathon, the video which was predominantly about running […]

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A Few Good Men

May 29, 2018 No Comments

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs on Earth but it is also incredibly rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. These past few weeks have been exciting as I witnessed my youngest son Justin make his Catholic Confirmation and my eldest son Matthew graduate from High School. Shane didn’t celebrate any […]

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It Takes A Village

May 14, 2018 No Comments

Raising a child is no small chore for parents however raising a child with autism is exponentially more challenging in my humble opinion. They say that great minds think alike and that may be the case here as I wrote this week’s blog post before I found the article below from The Organization for Autism […]

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Turning 18: Planning Ahead

May 7, 2018 No Comments

Every time I see or hear the number 18 my stomach starts to feel queasy. We all know that 18 is the magic number in the eyes of the law when a child officially becomes an adult at which time they are free to make a whole host of questionable choices on their own…and there […]

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IEP: Setting the record straight

May 2, 2018 No Comments

I receive questions regarding Individual Education Plans (IEP) and have noticed this to be a trending topic of conversation online. Parents seeking information about the necessity of an IEP collide with opinions from those parents who are all too familiar with IEP’s and the process. Before I start listing the pros and cons of the […]

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Friday fun with Jim

April 27, 2018 No Comments

We all deserve a good laugh now and again. Don’t you agree? I just couldn’t resist ripping off Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes for my weekly Friday post. This one was funnier than usual as he pokes fun at the Red Sox and Yankees for their recent brawl. Please take a few minutes to watch […]

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Running on the autism spectrum

April 25, 2018 No Comments

For those who know me now, it may come as a shock that I wasn’t always the runner that I am today. In fact, I hated running in any form as a child and would do just about anything to avoid it. While it’s accepted that running can benefit just about anyone willing to give […]

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Parent, advocate and friend

April 20, 2018 No Comments

Autism comes in many shapes and sizes and the impact varies greatly from one end of the spectrum (non-verbal autism) to the other (high-functioning autism). As quoted by Dr. Stephen Shore “if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism”. There are so many different combinations of behaviors, traits, limitations and […]

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The Adolescent Transformation

April 16, 2018 No Comments

There are so many challenges in raising an autistic child that I hardly know where to begin. From the first moment that you become aware of your child’s condition, it is immediately apparent that your life will never be the same again. As the years progress, parents are constantly looking for any signs of progress […]

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