Anxiety: Avoid or Enable? By Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara

So much preparation and thought goes into your child when you have a child with special needs but it is well worth the effort. I feel that my children are better off with all the support and professional advice that we have received and continue to receive and apply as a result of their respective diagnoses than they would have been if they were any other child because it has forced me to be a more informed and conscious parent. Any of the things that I do with my boys are applicable to any other child for supporting, encouraging and helping them be the best that they can be (with vulnerabilities that they are not ashamed of).

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Strategies: Communication and Behaviour By Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara

Strategies: Communication and Behaviour By Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara I started this blog 6 months ago. Over that time the way I write has changed. I decided to look though […]

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On “Doin’ Time” and Learning to Fly (Part I of the “Padded Room” Situation)

On “Doin’ Time” and Learning to Fly (Part 1 of the “Padded Room Situation) Note: This is one of those posts that I hesitate to write in a public space, […]

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No One Deserves to Be Bullied

Originally posted on Emelie's Voice:
There comes a point in time where sometimes we have to step up and say the things we never want to say. We address…

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Autism and Sensitivity, By Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara

After writing my last post on autism stigma and Autism Speaks and commenting on the posts of others on the same topic, I began to feel anxious, depressed, faint and nauseous. These are feelings that I am accustomed to having before, during and after many social interactions in person and online, whenever they extend past pleasantries and into the murky territory of feelings…

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Friendship Of A Gentle Soul

“He sits and stares at the wall,
His mind so very afraid,
Casts a dark and gloomy pall,
Of this shadows are made…”

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Commencing Operation SuperMoon

Just a friendly reminder from your friends here at http://www.MyPuzzlingPiece.Com that this weekend we will celebrating* a “SuperMoon.” Yup. It’s baaaaaaaaack. Sure, laugh at me. Call me a lunatic (which […]

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Emotional Stimming Hangovers

Originally posted on Emelie's Voice:
Oh goodness. I feel today got off on the wrong foot with Miss Em. So I wanted to talk about the emotional and stimming…

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An Em Post About Medicine: A friends’ response to Cassius’s Concerns about Medications

Originally posted on Emelie's Voice:
I sometimes get asked about Em’s thoughts on taking medicines. I’ve fielded that question so often, I decided tonight’s blog is from Em. We…

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From One Parent to Another — Emeliesvoice.wordpress.com

Originally posted on Emelie's Voice:
Parenting is exhausting. No one ever questions that. You pour yourself into these little beings hoping and praying you are doing everything right for…

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