My Autistic Family Life | The Early Years: 2003 – 2005


Jared and Tory. Jared is about 11 here and has fair skin, brown eyes and is snuggled up to his baby brother, Tory, who has fair skin and blue eyes.

Below are links to journals, emails, and publications that I wrote in 2005 on family life.

Subjects include: Parenting autistics, secondary infertility, PCOS, open adoption, widely-spaced siblings, troubles at school, and more. It also include my first published piece in the “Adoptive Families” magazine.

2003

Secondary Infertility: A family affair 

2005

Got The Most Amazing Gift Today 

I Hate Being A Mom Today

Adoptive Families Magazine: Becoming Craig’s Mother

Adoption: The Open Option 

Brothers: A Decade Of Difference

Just A Phase

I Am Tired And Need That Candy

Widely Spaced Siblings: Things Remembered

About That IEP …

Sex sells kid’s backpacks

BlogHer: strong enough for a man, but made for woman 

Diagnosis needed for school support. Hyperlexia maybe? 

Communications: Keeping Track Of School Work and Officially Requesting IEP (Finally) 

I’m socially awkard. The times I don’t appear to be, I’m faking a good one.

Schoolwork Troubles: Trying To Figure Out The Homework Problem 

Change Is Hard: Transition From 6th To 7th Grade 

The Worry Never Leaves. Never. 

Trouble With Bullies | Email Exchange With Teacher 

Been Selected For 2006 Minority Fellowship Program

Working On That IEP Request … 

Communications: School Troubles Continue In 7th Grade … Another Shutdown In Class.

Thoughts About Christmas

The Ghost of Christmas Past Resides in a Box


My Autistic Family Life | The Early Years: 2006 – 2009

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