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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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Bethany’s Quest for Medical Marijuana is Finally Over!

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I’ve said it before, but I’m gonna say it again just one last time!! The journey to getting our daughter, Bethany, access to medical marijuana has been a long and arduous one! When we first started out, it wasn’t even…
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Bethany’s Medical Marijuana Certification Paper is Finally Here!!

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It’s been a long, hard, emotional process, but I am thrilled to say, we finally have Bethany’s medical marijuana certification paper in our possession!! Marijuana for my daughter?!!! It’s so crazy to think about!! There was a time, when never…
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Self Direction: Autistic Teen Advocates for Herself

Thanks to a very large and life threatening brain tumor, my daughter Bethany has multiple disabilities. Because she’s disabled, she’s eligible to participate in quite a few government disability service programs. Among the government services she’s eligible for is Self…
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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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Preparing for a Very Special Needs Valentine’s Day Celebration

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This year, I’ve decided to go all out and plan a very special needs Valentine’s Day party! To be perfectly honest, I’ve never really paid much attention to Valentine’s Day before. Presenting each of my kids with a heart shaped…
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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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