My Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

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NYS Homeschooling Regs. for Special Needs Students

Homeschooling regs NYS

A version of this post was previously published in 2013. This post contains affiliate links.  Homeschooling Regs for Special Needs: Get Started Homeschooling in NYS Here!   Now that school is out and summer is about half over, some of…
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Conversations with an Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor


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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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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My Special Needs Information Processing Theory and Barney


There exists a little theory about learning called The Information Processing Theory. The Information Processing Theory assumes that people’s actions aren’t just responses to stimuli, but that the human brain is like a computer or an information processor. Obviously, I’m…
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Life After Brain Tumor

life after brain tumor

Thankfully, with all the sophisticated treatments and advanced technology available today, more and more pediatric brain tumor patients are becoming pediatric brain tumor survivors and experiencing life after brain tumor. Unfortunately, though along with some of these aggressive, life saving…
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