My Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

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Conversations with an Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

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Dad came home from work one night and asked Bethany what she had done that day. Her answer?  “A really big poop.  Big like my big Jesus”! I added to the conversation by informing Dad that she had also worked…
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Depressed Autistic Teen Buys an Orange Square!

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What is an orange square and why would a depressed autistic teen and brain tumor survivor want to buy one? Read on and follow us at our YouTube channel to find out! My husband, Malcolm, has a friend who owns a…
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Video Self Modeling: Teaching Special Kids Using Video!

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  Bethany has loved watching herself, family members, and friends on video ever since I uploaded the very first video of our family’s daily adventures to our YouTube channel! She’s gotten into the habit of choosing a  new favorite every week…
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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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