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Your Child is Autistic Because…

Without fail, multiple times a month, someone will claim Everett’s autism is caused by something outlandish. Usually, it’s the age old, well debunked, vaccine argument. Some of the things I’ve been “informed” of, pique my interest enough for a Google search, and some are just so out there that it leaves me scratching my head. …

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Please Tell Me More About Your Uncomfortable Mask

Reflections of a new mom mid-global pandemic “Let people help”. “Rely on friends and family”. “Don’t be shy to ask family members to help around the house”. This is the advice touted on every baby blog, in all of the pregnancy books and shouted from the rooftops by experienced moms. But what if you can’t? …

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Typical Bereavement With Atypical Diagnoses

My child is autistic. There, I said it. I brought up the elephant in the room. I said the “A” word you whisper about, out loud. Yet when you say it out loud, I mentally cringe. I wonder if I’ll ever get used to hearing someone else say it. If it will ever feel like …

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