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Our Time at the Horse Boy Ranch

Over Spring Break of this year, we went on an “epic road trip” (the use of the word epic usually makes me cringe, but in this case, I’m going to declare that it applies). To save money and to hit various spots along the way (including Birmingham, AL and New Orleans, LA), we drove from Washington, […]

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Lacey R - May 20, 2014 - 11:53 pm

Wow, Maya! This sounds (and looks) like a truly remarkable place!! Hope you get to go back someday–and aren’t deathly sick the next time around!!

Jill - June 4, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Have you visited: http://www.horsesthatheal.org/

Our girl scout troop learned about this program from a guest speaker (wounded vet) who receives treatment there. It seems like a fabulous program.

From the Autism SOP: Getting an EEG

I love my little boy. So much. He was UNBELIEVABLY tolerant and patient when he spent 24 hours at the hospital while enduring an overnight EEG test. This poor kid had to walk around with his head wrapped up like a mummy and weighted down by a box of EEG “shtuff”, while his entire body […]

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Natalie Blais Hjelsvold - July 26, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Yahooooo!!! Victories, great and small are spectacular!!!!

Different. But Equal?

I’m about to work out some thoughts on the Interwebs that I should probably just keep to myself. Because I’m sure that if anyone stumbles across these, I will surely receive a slew of comments accusing me of being “ableist” or “hateful” towards my son and all other Autistics out there. The fact is that […]

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Photojournalism Project – What Autism Looks Like in My Home

A lot of photographers participate in 365/52 projects, where somebody establishes a theme, and each participant then hunts around for images in their lives that illustrate what that theme means to them. I briefly thought about signing up for one of these projects.  And then I thought about how crazy my life is, and how […]

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The Autism Photo Project: Capturing Owen | - February 23, 2012 - 5:07 pm

[…] project, I am photographing other families who are also living with autism.  As I said in my post about my own son, our snowflake children are so very different from one another, and yet I’m finding that the […]

Unpredictability is the Worst Part

So I haven’t written much on here lately.  The fact is, I’ve been incredibly depressed.  Often angry.  Sometimes in a rage that only somebody else with an autistic child could understand.  And then back to being depressed. I’ve had nothing particularly incisive, witty or mind-blowing to write here.  I don’t expect to always have unique […]

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