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About morethanwords1

I'm a mom of two very different boys. One has no probelm talking, loves and is gifted at reading and writing and the other has a bright smile, amazing laugh but can barely talk.

When it comes to disability and/or depression connection to others is a must

Besides working as a software application administrator at Boise State University my friend Carlyle is a regular speaker on autism. He has spoken to local law enforcement, parents of autistic children, campus ministries and mental health professionals. He is the … Continue reading

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How Dare YOU!

So you say you’re my long lost uncle. One of my biological father’s brothers. You are trying to settle another brother’s estate and want to ask some questions and get to know me. Why now, Emmett? I got the chance … Continue reading

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The Underbelly of Autism

His teeth rip my flesh. I can’t pry him off. He yells “NO”, stands up on the bus seat and dives over the back of the bench in front of him. I catch him before he lands head first on … Continue reading

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Who is holding you?

As far as birthdays go, this has been a weird one. Luke had the stomach flu last week and lovingly (ha!) shared his germs with his mama. It’s been a few days but I still don’t have my energy back. … Continue reading

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What happens to our child with special needs when our own health—in my case an eyeball—goes wonky?

My retina detached sometime in early October and I’m not sure how I managed to be awake and not freak out during surgery to reattach it. Just reading about the “vitrectomy scleral buckle” surgery after the fact makes me nauseous. … Continue reading

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How come we (Christians) act so superior when, without Jesus, we are all in the same sinking ship?

As Christians our love isn’t just supposed be a warm, gushy feeling but in how we act toward others. As my good friend Stephanie Towers wrote, “Turn compassion into action.” What does this look like for us as believers when … Continue reading

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Angelman Syndrome, Autism and Angst

Having a loved one with autism is tough. With the numbers being so high of those diagnosed it is hard to even keep up with or comprehend how many people live with autism. BUT AT LEAST THOSE OF US IN … Continue reading

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