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My Non-Verbal Son Can Communicate

Our son is four years old and nonverbal. He does not speak, but he has a lot to say.

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It had been a long week of having her brother go to hospital for an MRI to check…

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Controlling Behaviour

I’m not sure whether this is a special needs parenting issue, a mothering issue,…

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Dear J,You came home from your break away; your very own little holiday.

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From the day I met you, I knew you had an enormous amount of strength. You introduced…

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Through Facebook, I discovered a wonderful group which pairs runners with people…

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“Totes Emosh!” - A Heart-Melting Message from 15-Year-Old Emily to her Little Sister

I’d like to do something a little different today.  

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