My Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

Disability Awareness

A Basic Anatomy of the Brain

Anatomy of the Brain

Brain tumors can be found in various parts of the brain. Bethany’s was in her cerebellum. After her brain surgery, she experienced drastic behavior changes. In order to better understand the behavior and personality changes I was noticing, I began researching the brain…
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Am I Accommodating or Indulging My Special Needs Kid?

accommodating or spoiling

(A version of this post was originally published in March of 2016.) If I make allowances for certain behaviors or painstakingly engineer my special needs daughter’s environment with the hopes of avoiding a meltdown, am I accommodating her or spoiling…
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Finding Hope in all this Hopelessness

*A version of this post was originally published on 9/28/12. Our battle with Bethany’s seizure disorder often seems hopeless. My husband and I are literally helpless bystanders in her battle. Somehow we’ve managed to hang onto a little hope throughout our ordeal….
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5 Things NOT to Say to the Mother of a Child With a Life Threatening Illness!

*Please note: A version of this post was originally published on October 7, 2014. Ever since Bethany was diagnosed with a very large brain tumor I’ve been the recipient of much unwanted “medical” and spiritual advice. Bethany has been cancer free…
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