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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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A Phillips Family Happy Easter 2017!

Happy Easter 2017

I have to admit, I was slightly worried that our Easter celebration was going to be a little disappointing and depressing this year. First off, Rebekah and William had been planning a spring break mini-vacation in South Carolina, so for…
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How One Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor Expresses Separation Anxiety

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My daughter Bethany has autism.  She is also a brain tumor survivor.  For years now, she has vehemently tried to control the people and things in her environment. Thanks to counseling, I now know that Bethany’s strong need to keep…
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Combating the Isolation and Loneliness of Being Disabled

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Being the disabled mom of a disabled kid, I can say with all honesty, that we both experience feelings of isolation and loneliness as a direct result of our disabilities. My limited mobility and chronic pain, my daughter Bethany’s unpredictable…
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