My Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

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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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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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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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Special Needs Teen Gets Approved for Medical Marijuana!

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Breaking News!! Special needs teen gets approved to use medical marijuana to treat seizure disorder! Yesterday, my special needs daughter, Bethany had a Neurology appointment. Thinking her neurologist might suggest prescribing her medical marijuana was the last thing on my…
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Another Typical Sunday in the Life of my Special Needs Family

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It’s just another typical Sunday in the life of my special needs family! Even though we are Christians, as you read on, you’ll notice that a typical Sunday for us does not include going to church! That’s because we gave…
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How My Daughter’s Special Needs Meltdowns Make Me Feel

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It’s a fact of life: Sometimes people with special needs have special needs meltdowns. My daughter Bethany has quite a few special needs and unfortunately, one of them is the inability to always remain in control of her anger. I’m…
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