How to Accept the Dark with the Light

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A day without darkness is a day without transformation. Having a child with special needs amplifies the mix. Everyday I must find the silver lining, or I shall find madness instead. Just when I’m feeling grand, he’ll bolt for the door and head out gleefully on his way to an …

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Everything’s Going to Be OK

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By seeing a glimpse of life, we connect. This film series focuses on knowing Everything Will Be OK. Raising a child special needs is parenting. Plain and simple. The challenges involve understanding different thought patterns, unique time tables, and gifts meant to be unwrapped as time presents them. Subscribe, check …

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Give Me Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt: Or (The day I Remembered and Life Kicked In)

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Getting my son strapped into the special needs shopping cart is a challenge. Thrilled to have not one, but two, at our grocery store, I have to trick my son into getting in. He’d rather have the red fire cart. Caroline’s Cart, however, is made with a high back, safety …

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Bunny in a Basket, Literally

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When I asked my son if he knew about the Rabbit that brought the baskets of candy, he threw his hands in the air and yelled, “Yes!” Then he went to the wall, ripped down the bunny he made in school, ran to a waste basket and stuffed it in. …

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Sprout Film Festival Makes the Invisible Visible

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We settled in for an afternoon of film. The stars, filmmakers, and audience comprised a demographic often forgotten about in the film world. The Sprout Film Festival travels the country delighting and promoting films, promoting social change. We sat with peers, families, and film buffs to enjoy the movie shorts. …

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