My Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

Siblings of Special Needs Children

Explaining Death and Dying to Special Needs Kids

How do you explain death and dying to special needs kids? I didn’t think that my daughter Bethany, an autistic brain tumor survivor, was capable of understanding death. However, I realized my assumption was wrong  after a conversation we had…
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Birthday Surprises and 10 Facts About Epilepsy!

Happy Friday everyone! Looks like we got even more snow last night! Hope you have plans for a great weekend! Jeremiah doesn’t know it yet, but he is having a family birthday party tomorrow!! We are planning a surprise 15th…
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Surprise Visit to Bethany’s Sister’s House: A Day in the Life


Last Sunday, Malcolm, Rachel, Jeremiah, and I set off on a journey to pay a surprise visit to our daughter, Rebekah and her husband, William! Our visit wasn’t meant to surprise them, though! They knew we were coming! We had…
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Special Needs Snow Day In the Life of Bethany, a Special Needs Teen


Bethany began concocting a special needs snow day plan as soon as she noticed it was snowing again last Sunday night!! It had snowed for the first time this winter earlier that day and she had really enjoyed building a snowman…
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Fall Festivities at Iron Kettle Farm!


It was a lovely day to take a drive out to Iron Kettle Farm in Candor NY! The autumn colors were ablaze in all their glory! The sun was shining brightly. The air was crisp and clean, not too warm…
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Pumpkins, Yoga, Music Class: Our Week in Review


This week’s review involves pumpkins, Yoga, music class and more! Malcolm and I went to a local arts festival, Jeremiah began his first year of homeschool highschool and had his annual physical, and Bethany attended her first Yoga and Music…
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