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When Normal Is the New Weird | Special Needs + Typical Parenting (Belonging Neither Here Nor There)

  “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity Many of us hold dual citizenship: Card-carrying creds from the world of Special Needs parenting, and membership in the “normal” world of typically developing children (“Sibs.”) We…[READ MORE]


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Special Siblings: Why It Doesn’t Have to be a Snowman

  In honor of Autism Awareness Month and National Sibling Day (April 10), today’s post celebrates the unique, complex and extraordinary bond between special needs “Sibs” and their differently-abled brothers and sisters.   Do you wanna build a snowman?
 Come on let’s go and play
 I never see you anymore
 Come out the door
 It’s…[READ MORE]


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Siblings Have Unique Needs, Too (Sib Panel Pt. 1)

  Part I of a Four-Part Series on Special Needs Siblings In honor of April Autism Awareness Month and Sibling Appreciation Day on April 10 (yes, there is such a day!)  our Special Adventure parent support group had the extraordinary blessing of hosting a Special Needs Sibling Panel on April 21, 2013. We invited four adult siblings who grew…[READ MORE]


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