Our 6 Wishes of Autism

Our 6 Wishes of Autism: I wish someone, somewhere on the famous “Google” would have put “this is not a death sentence”.I know it sounds so whacky and probably over the top to some, but anytime some kind of diagnosis is presented, it’s just natural for parents to worry about the long term affects it […]

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The More You Know

At times, it baffles me. Just how little Autism has truly seemed to touch the world of medicine.The world of medical professionals. I said to my mama friends, “It’s like Autism is skipped over in med school and forgotten.” There’s no “Autism Spectrum Disorder” notes day.Now of course, it goes without saying that there are […]

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Even On Our Worst Day

My last piece I wrote, I talked about the hardships (and silver lining) of nonverbal Autism. And then, the next day, little man got sent home from school. He was just not acting himself. Irritable, tired, sad, coughing.A completely different kiddo than I had dropped off at school that morning. 👀 This mama rushed right […]

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The Silver Lining

So many things could be said about the lack of “sunshine” surrounding a diagnosis such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. It’s labeled as rigid. And scary. And lonely.And most people (including us early on) are uneducated about ASD.Simply because it is thought to be almost “taboo”. In our case, we went through all the stages of […]

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Finding Your Tribe

We all need somebody.Who is “your person”?Who do you call when you’re having a difficult time?When you need advice?Or just an ear?And maybe even more importantly, who do you run to when you want someone to share in your joy? Did your loved one learn to tie shoes? Complete a newly learned task? Make a […]

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But I Do

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard things like: “Bri, he doesn’t need a big birthday party. He doesn’t care/ know really who is there.” But I do. “Bri, he doesn’t need a Halloween costume. He doesn’t care if he goes out.” But I do. “Bri, he doesn’t talk. I can’t even […]

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A Whole New World

Truthfully, I didn’t know much about the whole world of Autism, before our son was born. Of course, I had heard of it (and like many, was misinformed). I am a researcher by nature. A “Googler”. I “Google(d)” everything from “easy Italian Parmesan recipe” to “why does my toddler no longer use words”. My findings […]

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