Super Bowl Loss

Super Bowl Loss I’m a Steeler fan and as such, I’m bummed. My son, The Bean, over the years became a HUGE Steeler fan. Tonight was very tough for him. As he sat through the game, each Packer touchdown and

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The Diagnosis – Digging Out Of The Trenches Marianne Russo

Receiving a diagnosis is often times both a devastation and a relief for parents.  The devastation comes in the form of a reality no parent wants to experience.  That kick in the stomach and feeling of panic that can shake you to

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Autism Policy – How should we advise our state legislators?

We are excited to participate in a pilot program sponsored by our local Arc chapter where we will be hosting a small group of parents, self-advocates and local legislators.  The purpose of the meeting is to share our experiences and feedback about

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Of Groundhogs, Snowstorms and Planning for the Future

So as I sit here at my desk and stare out the window looking at the sixth major snow storm that we have had since Christmas, I have to say that that darn groundhog better not see his damn shadow

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Just Eat The Donut by Hartley Steiner

“You haven’t lived until you’ve dissected a doughnut.” Several weeks ago, I posted that as my Facebook status, and got a few puzzled comments.  Most of my friends could not understand what I was talking about. But you, my fellow

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Raising a Confidant, Capable, Contented Child ~ Lorna d’entremont

Part 1   Molding of a child’s self worth starts in his formative years where the parents are the major role players. The parent’s positive reinforcements will determine how a child feels about himself and the others around him.  

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