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First grade

I have a hard time accepting that I am here now. This is farther than I thought we would be and also very far behind where I first dreamed I would be. Dayna will be starting first grade a week after next. She will be in a typical class room with a lot of support. It took a lot of fighting to get here.

My friends that I made at infants and toddlers social group are still connected. We still get together for lunch and to celebrate birthdays and holidays. We talk about IEPs and therapy's.…

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Added by Samantha on August 13, 2013 at 11:13pm — 2 Comments

With the light: raising an autistic child By Keiko Tobe

 

I found this Magna novel called " With The Light" It is about a family who is raising an autistic child. I read through the first phase and on the last page the little boy finally looked at his mom and said "mommy." I don't know why but it just triggered something in side of me and I can't stop crying....



This book it just made me see. Like I have talked to other moms and seen a lot of other children but to read this book that so bluntly illustrates what my life has been…

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Added by Samantha on September 27, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Better is not good enough.

At the age of 18 months D was sitting in the middle of the floor screaming for hours on end. I thought that I was the worst mother in the world. I had taken all these hours of training on Child care and development, spent years taking care of other peoples children. And yet I didn't know what to do about my own child. I couldn't conect with her. She lived in her own world and it hurt so much when I could see that that world wasn't nice to her.

It was a secret. We never went out, we never… Continue

Added by Samantha on September 26, 2009 at 12:42am — 1 Comment

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