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Chris Mobley

I’m a dad of a child with special needs. I’m also a husband, a father of a typical daughter, and have a third child on the way. Our son has Isolated Lissencephaly, a rare genetic disorder that very simply means smooth brain.

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What Does it Mean for My 5-year-old Special Needs Son to be Independent?

The answer can vary quite a bit based on the context of the question. This is the…

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When Will People Really Start to Notice? - Raising Children with Disabilities

We went to the mountains last weekend for some time away from home.

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‘This is Exactly the Way I Imagined my Life’ Said No SN Parent Ever’

This is exactly the way I imagined my life. Have you ever said that? Not here, not…

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How Does a Seizure Feel?

When was the last time you were hit by a truck? Yesterday? Every day for…

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How to Understand a Non-Verbal Child - Raising Children with Disabilities

You’ve got to know your audience, play the crowd, and make connections. This…

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I Wouldn’t Survive an Hour Without My Wife - Raising Children with Disabilities

I write the blogs. So you get to hear about my perspective a lot. However, I am married…

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Is My Whole Family Disabled by Proxy? - Raising Children with Disabilties

“Oh! Look at how well she is doing (insert everyday something here)!”

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Smiling Through 100-Seizure Weekends - Raising Children with Special Needs

Forgive me if I don’t freak out. Additionally, don’t think I won’t…

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Gut Check - Raising Children with Special Needs

Gut check. Consider this a follow up. One day after we have grown older and recoiled…

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No Apology Needed - Raising Children with Disabilities

I’m preaching to choir, I’m sure. But maybe some of you need to hear…

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“So, how is (insert your child’s name here) doing?” - Raising Children with Disabilities

Depending on the asker of this question, the answer can often times be pretty loaded.…

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Jump on in, the water’s fine! Raising Children with Special Needs

No cautious toe-dipping here. It’s all or nothing. So go on and commit. 

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Be Bold for Children with Disabilities

Be bold. Go on give it try. Look beyond the today that you're are bogged down…

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Bathe in it

Bathe in it. Take it in for all its worth and then do it some more. Smiles are a…

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