Let’s NOT Do Blue This Halloween

There's been a lot of chatter on the 'Net about multi-colored pumpkins, and pumpkin buckets for Halloween this year. Teal Buckets, Teal Pumpkins, Blue Buckets, Blue Pumpkins... Teal Pumpkins are all about food allergies. A Teal Pumpkin on a doorstep means that the home offers food-allergen free goodies to Trick or Treaters. There's a lot …

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The Cape

Originally Published in Storyzine Volume I, Issue VII September 2018. Cryss stood, head held high, arms at her waist, and stared into the Toyota’s headlights. The once midnight blue, now faded navy Camry LE glared back at her. Are you up for this? it seemed to ask, stubborn, defiant. Despite its 95,000 miles - nearly …

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To the Mom of Typical Kids I Met at the Gym

Originally Published On The Mighty on October 31, 2018 and The Mother Rogue on July 5, 2018 as Dear ‘Same-Abled’ Mom from the ‘Autism’ Mom You Met at the Gym Yesterday I was blow drying my hair in the women’s locker room mirror when you and your two girls came in from the outdoor pool. You …

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Autism: The Never Ending, Spectacularly Beautiful Snowstorm

Originally published on Various Shades of Blonde Momsense on May 15, 2013. Written by Cristina M. Miller, CP APMP, ReadActively.org. Autism is a genetic spectrum disorder that affects 1 in 59 individuals. When I got divorced and gave up residential custody of my son it was a spectrum disorder that affected 1 in 160 individuals …

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Vax or Vex: What To Consider Before Vaccinating Your Child

Writer's Note: It's taken me longer than usual to write the piece below. I wanted to be sure I got it exactly right. I've read the content linked in bold below and I encourage you to do so, too. Read all of it, including the Safe Vaccine Guide on Generation Rescue.org, Jenny McCarthy's Autism Treatment …

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An “Alleged Incapacitated Person” aka OK, Our Child Has A Disability. Now What Do We Do?

Parents see their children with their hearts, not their objective minds. That makes it exceedingly difficult to accept it when the unexpected - a cognitive impairment, a learning disability, a spectrum disorder - starts to impact their child. Michelle Krone, an attorney at Price, Meese, Schulman & D’Arminio, P.C. in Woodcliff Lake, NJ does an …

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