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What ‘Light It Up Blue’ Means to Me

It’s that time of year again; April 2nd, the day of the ‘Light it Up Blue’ campaign is just around the corner.  It is run by Autism Speaks, and it is a major event and fundraiser for the organization.  To be honest, for this one day, I don’t really care that much about the research, […] Read more…

I Have Not Given Up

I am so honored that Autism Speaks looked favorably enough on my writing that they also posted it to their Facebook page.  I am also honored that I have received so many comments and compliments of support.  However, amongst the comments were some fairly judgmental ones directed at people like me. I feel that for […] Read more…

No School Mrs. Bese

Yesterday got off to a really awful start.  Taylor had a very very hard time starting school.  He got to the back break room in the office and wouldn’t leave.  He wanted things out of the vending machine.  When I got there, I saw him circling it like a shark, but the teachers told me […] Read more…

Parent Wars: Autism Edition

And I thought I’d have writer’s block forever… Recently I received a pretty negative and destructive comment on my last post The Hardest Thing or under the title The Day I’ll Have to Put My Son in a Group Home on the Autism Speaks website.  First off they said that it was a very depressing article […] Read more…

Why I Light It Up Blue

The “Light It Up Blue” campaign is run by the Autism Speaks organization. Every year everyone around the globe is invited to put blue lights on the homes and places of businesses to show support for autism awareness. Many global landmarks participate and “light it up blue”. There is, however, a problem. There is a […] Read more…